Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy
The Wool Company is committed to conducting business with the highest ethical standards and integrity. We vehemently oppose all forms of modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and any other similar human rights abuses. We recognise our moral and legal obligations under the UK's Modern Slavery Act 2015 and are dedicated to ensuring that our business and supply chains are free from modern slavery. This policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships.
This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives, suppliers, suppliers' contractors and employees, and business partners.
Compliance with the Law
We are committed to complying with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and applicable laws and regulations relating to modern slavery and human trafficking in the countries in which we operate.
We will regularly assess the risk of modern slavery occurring within our business and supply chain and take appropriate measures to mitigate those risks.
We will conduct due diligence on our suppliers and other business partners to ensure that they adhere to our values and comply with all relevant laws, including the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Training and Awareness
We will provide training to our staff to ensure they understand the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking and know how to identify and report any concerns.
We encourage all employees, suppliers, and other business partners to report any concerns or suspicions of modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business or supply chain.
Monitoring and Review
We will regularly review and update this policy and our related practices to ensure their effectiveness in preventing modern slavery and human trafficking.
The board of directors has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations. All our employees, as well as our suppliers, are responsible for ensuring that they adhere to this policy.
Conclusion & Improvement
The Wool Company's reputation for quality, integrity, and ethical conduct is paramount. We do not tolerate any form of slavery or human trafficking within our business or supply chain. We recognise, however, that this is and should be a continuing work in progress. We are committed to ongoing improvements in risk assessments, monitoring, external auditing and pursuance of anti-slavery initiatives and policy and we welcome constructive input and feedback from interested parties to help us improve in this very important area.