What More UK Limited Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement – Financial Year 2018/2019
What More UK Limited opposes slavery in all its forms and has zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. This statement is made pursuant to Section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that What More UK Ltd has taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in its supply chain or in any part of its business.
What More UK Limited is committed to ensure that human rights are respected and all suppliers must adhere to a strict ethical code of conduct.
What More UK Ltd was established in 1999 and is proud to be the UK’s largest manufacturer of superior quality plastic housewares, gardening pots, storage products and much more. New to What More is our Bakeware range and the acquisition of the PushPan® brand which includes a non-stick and enamel range. We run fully automated machines operating 24/7 and we have two sites based in Altham and Padiham. The superior quality of our products has been recognised all over the world and we currently export to 72 countries.
The following steps are taken:
- What More UK Ltd is audited by third party accredited audit organisations to ensure full compliance with all aspects of the ETI Base Code (Ethical Trading Initiative). The Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) is a leading alliance of companies, trade unions and NGOs that promotes respect for workers’ rights around the globe. The ETI Base Code is an internationally recognised code of practice which ensures that all workers are free from exploitation and discrimination, and all workers enjoy conditions of freedom, security and equity.
- What More UK Ltd is a member of SEDEX (Social and Ethical Data Exchange) and an up-to-date Ethical Compliance audit report is accessible to all approved SEDEX partners
- All business partners and suppliers are required to adhere to a strict ethical code of practice and a comprehensive due diligence programme is followed
- What More UK Ltd is part of The Stronger Together multi-stakeholder initiative aiming to reduce modern slavery, particularly hidden forced labour, labour trafficking and other third- party exploitation of workers. As part of this initiative What More UK Ltd takes proactive measures as a responsible UK Employer to protect workers and prevent exploitation
- Local employment agencies – are audited to ensure they are licensed in accordance with the Gangmasters Licensing Authority (GLA)
- Training – We conduct training for our procurement/buying team so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain.
This statement was approved by the Board of Directors January 2019