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Modern Slavery Statement

Modern Slavery Act Disclosure Statement 2019

 

The UK governments Modern Slavery Act 2015 is fully supported by Tripp and relates to FY2019.  At Tripp we have a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery, are fully committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our operation and supply chain.  We require the companies we work alongside to share our views.  

 

Our Business and Supply Chain

Tripp imports and retails luggage in the UK and Europe. We are a multi-channel luggage retailer with 200+ sites throughout the UK, Eire and Denmark and employ approximately 350 employees.  

The vast majority of the goods we sell are manufactured in the Far East by our key suppliers.  Of the 7 factories, 6 are in China and 1 is in Taiwan. 

We establish a relationship of trust and integrity with all our suppliers, which is built upon mutually beneficial factors. Our supplier selection includes due diligence of the suppliers reputation, respect for the law and compliance with all regulations. 

 

Policies and Commitment

Tripp is committed to prohibiting modern slavery.  In 2014 we introduced the “Business social Compliance Initiative policy”.  A summary of the management practices can be found under the “Risk Assessment” heading.  

 

Due Diligence

We review our suppliers every 2 years to ensure that they are up to date with the social accountability/ ethical audit.  These audits take place in order to not only ensure acceptable standards are being complied with but also to work toward ongoing improvements.  The factories are audited by internationally recognised companies in the field being, SMETA (Sedex Member Ethical Trade Accreditation) and/ or BSCI (Business Social Compliance). 

 

Risk Assessment

Tripp identified that the key area of risk relating to Modern Slavery is the supply chain.   Tripp introduced the Business Social Compliance Initiative policy in 2014.  This was then implemented by the 7 factories. 

  

Risk Assessment Continued

SMETA and BSCI audit the following management practices;

B.2. Documentation

B.3. Working Hours

B.4. Compensation

B.5.1. Child Labour

B.6. Forced Labour / Disciplinary Measures / Prison Labour

B.7. Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining

B.8. Discrimination, Harassment and Abuse

B.9. Working Conditions

B.10. Health and Social Facilities

B.11. Occupational Health and Safety (OHS)

B.12. Dormitories

B.13. Environment

 

SMETA and BSCI audit is carried out in all 7 factories every 2 years as required.  Tripp are confident they have in place an effective procedure against Modern Slavery. 

 

Measuring Effectiveness

Tripp does this by ensuring that each one of the 7 factories we work alongside is compliant and striving to improve working conditions for their staff. 

 

Training and Awareness

We are committed to maintaining 100% compliance with modern slavery and human trafficking legislation.  It is essential that the people within our business receive adequate training and information.  Employees are advised to report any concerns they have associated with modern slavery and trafficking.

 

This statement is for the financial year ending January 2019.

Signed:



Director

Tripp Limited

Date: 29th May 2019