1 Oct 2016
Modern Slavery Act Statement for the financial year 2016 In line with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“the Act”) this statement, which has been approved by the Board of Directors, sets out the steps that Jack Sealey Ltd. (“Sealey”) are taking, during the fin...
Modern Slavery Act Statement for the financial year 2016
In line with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“the Act”) this statement, which has been approved by the Board of Directors, sets out the steps that Jack Sealey Ltd. (“Sealey”) are taking, during the financial year to April 2016 and beyond, to ensure that slavery or human trafficking is not operating within either its own business or its supply chain.
Jack Sealey Ltd is a distributor of hand and power tools and associated equipment, and trades under the leading brands of Sealey, Siegen and other brands. In addition to our main UK sales base, we distribute to more than 25 other countries, and offer more than 9,500 main product lines through UK dealers and export distributors.
We source our products from suppliers in a number countries, this includes hand and power tools, vehicle testing and diagnostics, engineering tools and consumables, plus associated products. In all of its dealing with these suppliers Sealey strive to ensure that the highest ethical standards are met. As part of this ongoing obligation, there will be an increased focus on the requirement for a long term commitment by those suppliers to eradicate any slavery and human trafficking in their own businesses and their supply chain.
An assessment of UK suppliers has presented us with no immediate concern, and these are considered to pose minimal risk in terms of non-compliance with the Act. With regards to suppliers based outside of the UK, there has been no visible evidence of non-compliance during factory visits. As part of our commitment to ensuring supplies are operating within the Modern Slavery Act Sealey will be requesting written undertakings from all suppliers in order to satisfy itself of their ongoing ability to comply with the Act both in regards to their own activities, but also that of their supply chain.
A review of Sealey’s existing Code of Conduct for its buyers will be conducted to ensure its relevance and compliance with the Act. Our training programme for buyers will be updated to include compliance with the Act and how it can be evaluated and monitored in order to mitigate the risks within the supply chain. As part of their discussions and negotiations with current and potential suppliers, our buyers will in future ask questions of each supplier to ensure they are compliant or confirm what steps are being taken to ensure compliance with the Act by that supplier and further down their supply chain. Audits of the required documentation will be made during future buying visits as well as by Sealey staff permanently based at or overseas representative office.
For and on behalf of the Board of Directors