Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement Reference
The statement sets down Uform Holdings Limited commitment to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our business activities and the steps we have put in place with the aim of ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our own business and supply chains. We all have a duty to be alert to risks, however small. Staff are expected to report their concerns and management to act upon them.
Uform Holdings Limited (Uform Group) is comprised of two companies.
- Oakwood Door Design Limited t/a Uform is a Distribution Company in the Kitchen, Bathroom and Bedroom Industry.
- Andoras is a manufacturing company within the same sector.
Both companies are a part of the Uform Group, and our ultimate parent company is Uform Holdings Limited which has its head office in Northern Ireland. The Group has over 420 employees and operates in Northern Ireland and the Republic of Ireland. The Group has a global annual turnover of £62.9m. Our business The Group is comprised of Oakwood Door Design Limited and Andoras and supplies kitchen components to Northern Ireland, Great Britain and Republic of Ireland.
Our supply chains Our main supply chains include:
- Kitchen Door Suppliers – Ilcam; Media; Decospan
- Energy Supplier – Go Power
- Transport Supplier – Silver X; Woodsides
- Paint Supplier – D F Ross
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 Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
Whilst the company is based in Northern Ireland we recognise and comply with EU Rights, which protects against modern slavery.
The company does not deal with high-risk activities and only associates with reputable EU and GB companies. However, we recognise that there is an element of risk and as part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains and assess adherence to these requirements and will consider a supplier’s progress in meeting these requirements and their ongoing performance in making sourcing decisions.
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 ethics we have in place a Supplier Code of Conduct which all our supply chain must adhere to. Our supply chain is subject to the completion of a Supplier qualification Questionnaire which includes our Uform Code of Conduct for suppliers. This states that:
It is the policy of the Uform Group to conduct business in compliance with law and widely accepted norms of fairness and human decency and we expect our suppliers to act similarly. As a condition of doing business with Uform, we expect our suppliers to confirm to these requirements and expect their sources in the supply chain to do so as well. The following clauses are included:
- Labour: to include Forced Labour; Child Labour; Anti-discrimination; Harassment and Abuse; Wages and benefits; Fair working hours; Freedom of association and collective bargaining;
- Ethics: to include Anti-corruption; Gifts and offers of hospitality; No unfair business practices.
- Suppliers to Uform are encouraged to correct non-compliance issues identified during assessments.
Key performance indicators
Where potential modern slavery impacts are identified within a contract requirement, we will work with our suppliers to develop appropriate KPIs to monitor and manage performance in regard to these risks.
Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we have taken to ensure that here is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains we intend to take the following further steps to combat slavery and human trafficking:
- Introduction of staged review points to measure how effective we are in ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains
- Training – We will provide training to relevant staff to ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business.
- We will implement a Whistle Blowing Policy
- We will implement a Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
- We will ensure all contracts with our suppliers have clause relevant to Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.
This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement has been approved and authorised by:
Name: Simon Oliphant
Position: Group CEO
Date: 22 November 2022