BARNWELL PRINT LTD – MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2020’
BARNWELL PRINT LTD – MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2020
This statement is made on behalf of Barnwell Print Ltd pursuant to the section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and comprises our slavery and human trafficking statement.
This is Barnwell Print Ltd’s statement issued under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It outlines the steps we have taken as a business to identify and prevent slavery and human trafficking in our own operations and supply chains. We understand our responsibilities and are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
Barnwell Print Ltd is the UK’s oldest family run print company in the UK. Barnwell Print Ltd head office based in Aylsham UK. Barnwell Print Ltd has 18 employees who operate solely in the UK. We manage Barnwell Print Ltd through one unit: 1. UK – Sales, production and fulfilment services are operated under one roof. For further information about Barnwell Print please visit our website www.barnwellprint.co.uk
OUR SUPPLY CHAINS
Barnwell Print Ltd has direct relationships with a number of UK based suppliers offering a wide range of services to the Barnwell Print Ltd and also for the benefit of our customers (such as Design Agencies and Publishers). Our supply chains also includes outplacement of Print Finishing Services, IT services and certain other routine administrative tasks.
OUR POLICIES ON SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our business and in our supply chains. Accompanying this is our Whistleblowing Policy which provides a system for our employees to escalate slavery and human trafficking issues and breaches Barnwell Print Ltd policies. Both policies are reviewed annually. There have been no breaches or suspected breaches of our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy reported in 2020.
DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES FOR SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
As part of our initiative to identify, monitor and mitigate against industry risk, business transaction risk and risk in the country in which we operate, we nominate senior representatives of the business and functions, who in turn report to the joint MD’s chaired by Julian Barnwell.
We have in place policies and systems across our business; our trading partners; and our supply chains to:-
• Identify inappropriate employment practices;
• Identify, assess and monitor other potential risk areas;
• Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring;
• Protect whistleblowers; and
• Investigate reports of Modern Slavery.
SUPPLIER ADHERENCE TO OUR VALUES AND ETHICS
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values we operate in line with principles of responsible sourcing, including paying employees at the prevailing minimum wage applicable within their relevant country of operations.
We also have a Supplier Code of Conduct which outlines our expectations. The Supplier Code of Conduct lists the Barnwell Print Ltd Mandatory Policies and we expect Suppliers to adhere to these standards or higher. The relevant account managers will monitor and enforce compliance of the Supplier Code of Conduct.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business, in our supply chains and in our business partners, we provide relevant in-house training to our colleagues. Under our Supplier Code of Conduct we also require our business partners to provide regular and relevant training to their staff and suppliers and providers.
We understand that some workers may be more vulnerable to modern slavery during the coronavirus pandemic. Barnwell Print Ltd adopted government guidelines for Covid-19 secure workplaces and paying statutory sick pay in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Our employees have been and continue to have access to our grievance procedures.
• Raise awareness of the Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and Supplier Code of Conduct with our employees and suppliers.
• Additional training for employees as necessary.
• Integrate any learnings from Covid-19 into our future strategy.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Barnwell Print Ltd slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st December 2019.
Signed by Julian Barnwell (Joint Managing Director) Barnwell Print Ltd June 2021