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Armstrong Supplies Modern Slavery Act Statement

Introduction

Armstrong Supplies recognises that all businesses have an obligation to prevent slavery and human trafficking. Every company must do its share to eradicate this modern day scourge.Armstrong Supplies will do all in its power to prevent slavery and human trafficking within its business and within the supply chains through which it operates.

Organisation’s Structure

Armstrong Supplies  is a supplier of timber and building materials  based in Leicester. Our sales and distribution are primarily in the UK and all employees are based in the UK. 

Our Business

Our business consists of a sales office dealing with customer service and sales via the telephone and multiple online channels selling a vast range of timber and building materials including, paints, sealants, adhesives, bricks, wood care, joist timbers, paving slabs, composite decking, fencing panels, gates, lintels, flat roof windows. Products are distributed from our Leicester warehouses, partner warehouses in Northamptonshire. Leicestershire, Hertfordshire and North London or direct from distributors. 

Our Supply Chains

Our supply chains relate to the sourcing of timber and building materials. All products are UK sourced.

Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking

Armstrong Supplies is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business and to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships.

We operate to ensure fairness in the recruitment retention and development of all employees and seek to comply with all applicable employment legislation and to provide a work environment where employees are treated with respect, dignity and consideration.

Armstrong Supplies monitors its supply chains and its suppliers to ensure, so far as is possible, that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within those supply chains.

Due Diligence Process for Slavery and Human Trafficking

As part of our commitment to identify and eradicate slavery and human trafficking from within our business and from those businesses with which we interact, we-

  • Work closely with our supply chains to ensure compliance with legislative obligations and we expect those organisations to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes.
  • We seek to build long standing relationships with suppliers and to make clear our expectations of ethical business behaviour from them.
  • We have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistle blowers.

Supplier Adherence to our Values

Armstrong Supplies has a zero tolerance view to slavery and human trafficking and we expect that view to prevail in our supply chain and contractors.

Directors and Senior Managers within Armstrong Supplies are responsible for compliance in their respective departments, and for their supplier relationships.

Training

To ensure appropriate levels or risk awareness in respect of modern slavery and human trafficking, we provide training to relevant members of staff and, in particular, to senior Managers.  All Directors in the business have been briefed on the subject.

Our Effectiveness in Combating Slavery and Human Trafficking

We believe that being  business where the directors of the business have direct contact with all members of staff and are directly involved in the recruitment process, renders the risk of undetected slavery occurring within the business as very low. There is a high degree of confidence that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within the business.

We have a close working relationship with our suppliers who are all UK based and we have high degree of confidence that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within their businesses either.

This statement is made to pursuant to Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and has beeb reviewed August 2020