Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy

Modern Slavery Statement

 

Introduction 

We do not tolerate modern slavery or human trafficking in our organisation or in our supply chain. This statement sets out the steps that we have taken to eliminate, as far as possible, the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking taking place. 

Our Group Structure

Longford Group trading as Castle Tapes and Industrial Solutions, which has employees within the United Kingdom.

Our Business 

Castle TIS supplies tapes, adhesives, packaging and industrial supplies to individuals and businesses throughout the UK.

Our Supply Chains

Our supply chains include supplier’s tapes, adhesives, packaging and industrial supplies.

Our Policies on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Our opposition to modern slavery and human trafficking is paramount as a company and our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to eliminate, as far as possible, the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking taking place anywhere in our business or supply chains.  

Due Diligence Processes for Modern Slavery And Human Trafficking

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate the risk of human slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains, we have asked all of our suppliers to provide their individual modern slavery policies.

We have also implemented systems to Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains – no new supplier will be appointed without being asked to provide their modern slavery policy. This will mitigate the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains, which we manage through our new-supplier process and our contracts which will, going forward, give us the ability to monitor our supply chains and potential risk areas.

Supplier Adherence to Our Values and Ethics

We do not tolerate modern slavery and human trafficking. We have put in place a new supplier process which will both (i) assess the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking in any new supplier and its own supply chains before we engage with that supplier and (ii) give us the ability to monitor and audit suppliers once they have been engaged.

Training

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and in our supply chains, we will be asking our business partners to provide training to their staff and suppliers.  

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group's modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending Jan 31st 2020.