This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Agentis Workwear has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Agentis Workwear has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
Agentis Workwear operates from the West Midlands as a supplier of Printed & Embroidered Workwear, Clothing & PPE. The supply chain consists of an established supply chain based in the UK and the Far East in Pakistan.
The majority of products sourced by Agentis Workwear, via its UK based supply chain, are manufactured in countries including Pakistan, Bangladesh and China. All UK based suppliers are carefully selected to ensure they operate and agree to appropriate standards of conduct as per the International Labour Organisation (ILO) & UNICEF conventions relating to labour issues, including child labour, working conditions and pay.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
Agentis Workwear operates a supplier policy and maintains a preferred supplier list. We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offenses relating to modern slavery. Our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.
In addition to the above, as part of our contract with suppliers, we require that they confirm to us that:
We conduct training for our buying teams so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain
We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:
Approval for this statement
This statement was approved by:
Name Jaspal Siddoo