Modern Slavery Act

Policy Statement 

Introduction

Slavery and human trafficking (“Modern Slavery”) is a worldwide and far reaching issue. SelmerBridge and its subsidiaries are completely opposed to any form of slavery and human trafficking. Our staff are expected to highlight concerns that they may have, using the appropriate reporting channels, and management are expected to act accordingly.

Our business

Our business SelmerBridge Ltd is an international marketing services group comprised of three print services businesses, SP Group, Service Graphics and Tactical Solutions. SP Group are based in Redditch, Worcestershire, United Kingdom.

Our supply chains

As a marketing services group, most of our businesses have relatively straight-forward supply chains, with the majority of products and services sourced from suppliers based in the European Union. Steps have also been taken to underpin our group wide procurement practices.

Our policies

The Group is completely opposed to any form of slavery and human trafficking in all respects of our business. As such, the Group will not knowingly do business with any organisation or body involved in slavery or human trafficking. Our commitment to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 is reinforced by the Group’s following policies: 

  • Ethical Trading Policy

  • Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy

  • Whistleblowing Policy

  • Grievance Procedure

Our due diligence processes

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we have reinforced the systems in place to: 

  • Identify and monitor risk areas in our supply chain

  • Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains

  • Protect whistle blowers

These systems have been strengthened by: 

  • The introduction of a new supplier pre-qualification questionnaire across Marketing Activation which makes compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 a condition of becoming a supplier. This will be used for all new suppliers and sub contractors, and steps are being taken to apply the questionnaire retrospectively for identified existing suppliers.

  • Supplier audits carried out on key suppliers within the Group.

  • Updating the General Terms of Purchase to state that suppliers are required to adhereto the Group’s Ethical Trading Policy and Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy.

Each business within the Group has a local HR function to address employee issues and a formal recruitment process which includes pre-employment checks in order to ensure employees have the right to work in the United Kingdom. 

Staff awareness initiatives are conducted within the Group facilitated by training for specific roles. The Group’s whistleblowing policy is reviewed periodically and rolled out to each business within the Group. This policy statement concerning slavery and human trafficking is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

May 2018

 

Landry Kouakou

Chairman & CEO, SelmerBridge Ltd

 

Approved by the SP Group Ltd board, if you would like a signed copy please contact us.

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