Ethics and compliance
The Group is committed to conducting its business with integrity. High standards of professional and ethical conduct are expected throughout its operations acting in compliance with the laws and regulations in jurisdictions in which the Group operates. These principles are embedded in the Group's Code of Conduct to which each employee is expected to adhere.
The Group is committed to respecting human rights across all of its operations and aims to work at the highest international standards as well as complying with local legislation. The Group fully supports the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and seeks to ensure that the Group's activities and activities within its supply chain do not infringe or encourage any human rights abuses.
The Group manufactures product primarily in North America and Western Europe, distributing and selling products to markets globally. A proportion of the Group's products are sourced from third party suppliers, primarily China.
Each Division carries out actions to minimise the possibility of modern slavery within its supply chain. These include staff training to educate them to be vigilant for signs of malpractice. Audit and site visits of suppliers, particularly in low cost regions, have been completed and revised supplier agreements have been implemented.
See the Group's Modern Slavery Statement for more information.