SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT
Introduction from the Managing Director
Slavery and human trafficking remains a hidden blight on our global society. We all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain. Staff are expected to report concerns and management are expected to act upon them.
Bridge of Weir Leather Company is a privately owned UK based leather manufacturer supplying leather to the global automotive industry.
Scottish Leather Group Limited is the parent company of Bridge of Weir Leather Company. Scottish Leather Group comprises of four leather manufacturing subsidiaries and a technology company; Andrew Muirhead & Son Limited, Bridge of Weir Leather Company Limited, W. J. and W. Lang Limited, NCT Leather Limited and SLG Technology Limited.
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values.
All directors are responsible for compliance in their respective areas of responsibility and for their supplier relationships.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to relevant members of staff. All directors have been briefed on the subject.
Our Effectiveness In Combating Slavery and Human Trafficking
We use the following key performance indicators (KPI’s) to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
Completion of business unit audits by directors and senior managers.
Use of labour monitoring and payroll systems; and
Level of communication and personal contact with the next link in the supply chains and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.
Mrs Karen Marshall
Bridge of Weir Leather Company Limited
1st April 2016