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White Label | Modern Slavery Statement
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Modern Slavery Statement

Introduction

Jb & Son’s trading as a (“White Label”) are committed to protecting its organisation and those people at risk from exposure to slavery or people trafficking in its supply chain, both via directly employed staff and staff working on its behalf via third party vendors.

This Statement sets out the steps White Label has taken to review and address any risk of slavery and human trafficking related to its business. This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Organisational Structure and Background

White Label, acting via its subsidiary companies, provides procurement consultancy services to our clients around the world.

White Label operates its business through various subsidiaries, which are wholly owned by White Label (either directly or indirectly via other White Label subsidiaries). It has a well-developed system of internal authorities and policies within the group. White Label and its subsidiaries employ approximately 450 people across three continents. Our three main trading regions are the UK, Europe and Middle East.

White Label has a global annual turnover in excess of £36m and is therefore subject to the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Our Employees

Our employees are all provided with a written contract of employment. White Label has adopted various policies, including equal opportunities, whistleblowing and anti- corruption & bribery policies, and takes its responsibility for implementing such policies seriously. Its equal opportunities and anti- corruption & bribery policies are applicable to all directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives, or any other person associated with White Label.

White Label employees play a key role in maintaining high standards and its existing policies give a clear understanding of White Label’s approach to professional and ethical standards. Each employee and, where applicable, all other individuals covered by White Label’s policies, has a personal responsibility to review White Label’s policies and procedures, as well as to ensure that they fully understand our obligations and the consequences associated with any breach of those obligations.

Our Third-Party Supply Chains

Each year White Label’s subsidiary companies contract with external vendors in respect of goods and services. The majority of such contracts are in relation to IT and professional services, mainly with corporations or contractors based in the UK, Europe or America. Spend commitments are made using written contracts. White Label does not use cash payments for services.

Most of our manufactured goods (such as IT equipment) are purchased from large corporations who have adopted their own supply chain principles and standards.

We are not currently aware of any forced labour or child labour within our supply chain. However, we will address any such potential risks, where identified, as appropriate.

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. Given the nature of White Label’s business we believe the risk of modern slavery or trafficking in White Label’s supply chain is low compared with businesses operating in other sectors. Nevertheless, we conduct a risk assessment review of our suppliers: of the small minority of our suppliers that could be deemed at risk for modern slavery or trafficking, we found that most had adopted their own supply chain principles and standards, which are published on their websites.

Our anti- slavery policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.

Next Steps

In light of the Modern Slavery Act, White Label will continue to review the risk of modern slavery in our supply chain (both as regards purchasing goods and provision of services). We will assess our interaction with suppliers and review our procedures and policies to identify any areas of risk and concern, in particular with regards to those who were identified as higher risk in our  assessment and who have not published their own supply chain principles and standards, whom we will contact to obtain assurance that they are doing what is necessary to ensure that modern slavery is not present in their company or supply chains.

In the event that a real or potential risk is identified, we will seek to engage with any affected suppliers to address and eliminate any critical issues. Based upon the results of this review, where appropriate, any required risk-based monitoring or assurance programme will be developed and endorsed by the group’s Board.

We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. We will keep under review how we communicate our ethical standards to our employees (and other individuals associated with White Label) and third party suppliers.