This statement sets out TilesTilesTiles’s actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and/or within its supply chains.
Our supply chain
Our supply chain includes:
Factory employees – Our factory workers enjoy workers’ rights, and fair treatment, as outlined in our Code of Practice.
Purchasing – our purchasing team are responsible for ensuring what products are held within “stock” and which of our extensive range is held within our warehouses.
Suppliers – where suppliers are used to procure goods used within our product range, we ensure these suppliers are ethical. We now monitoring their compliance with our Code of Conduct.
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 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 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
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we follow the “The Code of Conduct for Manufacturers, Suppliers, Distributors and Employees of TilesTilesTiles” (hereinafter the Code). This document defines the minimum standards of ethical and responsible behaviour that must be observed by all the manufacturers, suppliers and distributors of products.
We have in place systems to:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
- Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
- Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
- Protect whistleblowers.
The organisation operates the following policies that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations:
- Whistleblowing policy. The organisation encourages all its workers, customers, and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities or the organisation’s supply chains. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking.
- “Code of conduct”. The organisation’s code makes clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing the organisation.
- The organisation strives to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when operating abroad and managing its supply chain.
- Supplier (code of conduct) The organisation is committed to ensuring that its suppliers adhere to the highest standards of ethics.
- Suppliers are now required to demonstrate that they provide safe working conditions where necessary, treat workers with dignity and respect, and act ethically and within the law in their use of labour.
The organisation works with suppliers to ensure that they meet the standards of the code and improve their worker’s working conditions. However, serious violations of the organisation’s supplier code of conduct will lead to the termination of the business relationship.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we have commenced a training regime to provide training to our staff.
Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking
The Monitoring and Compliance Committee, and an Internal Communication and Whistleblowing policy support the business to ensure compliance with the present Code of Conduct for Manufacturers, Suppliers, Distributors and Employees.
The Monitoring and Compliance Committee may act on its own initiative or at the request of any manufacturer, supplier, distributor or third party with direct relation to the matter and a legitimate commercial or professional interest, using a formal report made in good faith.
For this purpose, all notifications made under the present Code, whether containing reports of breaches or queries relating to the interpretation or application of the Code, may be sent to TilesTilesTiles through either of the following means
- By email to the following address:
To verify there is no slavery or trafficking within our organisation, we ensure compliance with European regulations.
We ensure compliance through performing periodic audits and checks to verify compliance with the TilesTilesTiles Code of Conduct.
This statement is made under section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement.