Modern Slavery Statement
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Sostter Limited’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 30 June 2018.
At Sostter we are absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our corporate activities, and to ensuring that our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
Our distribution methods remain the same as in previous years; we sell our products through three main channels; our own shops and website, wholesale both in store and on line and licenced partners. From time to time we also expand our offer through a range of product collaboration projects.
Sostter now has employees positioned worldwide. We have thorough recruitment practices in which we check all our employees’ eligibility to work and we are confident that there is no risk of slavery and human trafficking within our group.
Our product supply chain remains stable and we continue to source our fabrics and components from suppliers with the majority located in Italy and engage factories to manufacture our products, the majority of which located in Europe.
We also contract with suppliers for a broad spectrum of goods and services which are important to our business operations but which do not feed into our product production, such as information technology and logistics.
At Sostter 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 and we have zero tolerance to any such practices.
All factories we work with are required to adhere to ethical working practices, which include but are not limited to complying with key principles of ensuring that: employment is freely chosen and that freedom of association and other workers’ rights are respected; the required standards of working conditions are met and the conditions will be safe and hygienic; workers’ hours are not excessive and that regular employment is provided; there is no use of child labour; and that no discrimination or harsh or inhumane treatment will be practiced or allowed in their organisation.
GOING FORWARD WE WILL:
- Continue to expand our compliance requirements throughout our supply chain and to reinforce an ever-present high awareness and understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business.
- Continue to monitor the processes we have put in place to date to evaluate their effectiveness.
- Investigate membership of various external organisations that may provide additional support in developing transparency in our supply chain and therefore minimising the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking.
During this financial year ending June 2020 we have not uncovered any incidents or indicators of modern slavery in our supply chain.