Modern Slavery Policy
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. That is why The Bartram Timber/Manufacturing, and its group companies (“The Bartram Group”) is committed to fighting this evil in its many forms (such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking).
The Bartram Group is committed to achieving the aims of the Modern Slavery Act 2015: acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships, and implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.
In order to achieve this ambition, The Bartram Group is writing to all of its suppliers to ask for their help and cooperation in ensuring there is transparency throughout our supply chain. As part of our contracting process, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
Given the importance of tackling the complex issue of modern slavery, we reserve the right to terminate our relationship with any individuals or organisations working on our behalf if they breach this policy.
Our Supplier Competence/Resource Questionnaire is being amended to include a request for confirmation of compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and our trade contract Terms and Conditions will likewise have a clause incorporated confirming the same.