Modern Slavery Statement

Safestyle UK PLC

April 2021

This statement is made by Safestyle UK PLC pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the "Act") and constitutes its slavery and human trafficking statement.

1. Organisation’s Structure

Safestyle UK plc (the holding company of the Style Group) is registered at 47 Esplanade, St Helier, Jersey, JE1 0BD. Its company number is 114327 and it was admitted to trading on AIM in December 2013. Safestyle UK plc is subject to the UK City Code on Takeovers and Mergers.

For further information on our group structure please click here.

2. Our Policies relating to Slavery & Human Trafficking

We expect high standards from those we work with and are committed to ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Please click here to see our Anti-Slavery Policy.

 3. Our Due Diligence processes in relation to slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains

Our procurement process includes vetting new suppliers and carrying out a risk analysis based on the nature and value of the product or service.

Our suppliers are expected to comply with all relevant legislation and we ask for information about: 
  • Monitoring of tier 1 and 2 supply chains for unfair practices; 
  • Policies on fair sourcing of goods and services; 
  • Employment practices such as advertising vacancies, work/life balance; 
  • Training for staff; 
  • Diversity data; 
  • Corporate Social Responsibility; and 
  • Willingness to share our values. 

Supplier responses are taken into consideration when short-listing and we make any concerns known to the supplier. 

 4. The parts of our business and supply chains where there is a risk of slavery and human trafficking taking place, and the steps it has taken to assess and manage that risk

Whilst the majority of our materials are sourced from the UK, we do obtain some items from countries such as China. In such instances, we audit the supplier’s business and obtain confirmation that they understand and adhere to our policy on slavery & human trafficking. We expect our partners to ensure their goods, materials and labour are fully compliant with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and that they are transparent, accountable & auditable.

 5. Our effectiveness in ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our business or supply chains

 We use the following KPI’s to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
  • Communication & personal contact with next link in the supply chain, ensuring their compliance with our expectations 
  • Use of payroll systems and labour monitoring 
  • Continuing to complete supplier audits 

 6. Training about slavery and human trafficking available to our staff.

We have broadened our training from those involved in recruiting and sourcing/managing a supply chain to managers across the organisation so that they are all able to identify risk factors, understand the implications and assist us with implementing the Anti-Slavery Policy effectively. Our Directors have all been briefed on the subject.

Mike Gallacher
APS Ethical Sales Business Accreditation 2021-23