Corporate Responsibility

Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement 2019/20 The Modern Slavery Act 2015 was passed in the UK in recognition that throughout the world there are offences of slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking.

It highlights the need for discourse and awareness of the topic and requires UK businesses to produce a statement regarding the steps they have taken throughout the financial year to demonstrate the part they have played in mitigating this issue. We at Hotbray are determined that slavery or human trafficking in any form should not enter into our supply chain; that the integrity with which our products are created should be upheld all the way through the manufacturing process and beyond. We have a Head Office and warehouse facility in London.

There is an awareness of the risks and senior management have a clear directive to report any concerns in relation to Modern Slavery and to act upon them without delay. Some of our products are sourced overseas’ particularly from Turkey and Asia, we make every effort to develop, maintain and uphold sustainable relationships with all our manufacturers and suppliers as this provides us with a transparency throughout every step of the manufacturing process.

It also encourages a partnership based on honesty and openness.

We have always assessed any new manufacturer before any purchasing goes ahead

Our integrity in support of the removal of modern slavery will not be compromised and any breach in the supply chain will face appropriate action which would include the termination of purchasing agreements.

This statement is made in reference to section 54 (1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for the financial year 2018-2019. On behalf of the Board of Directors