The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) which came into force in October of the same year, consolidates offences relating to trafficking and slavery. The Bridon Group is proud of the values it already applies to its global manufacturing operations, which includes at its heart, conducting business to the highest ethical standards with good social conscience. We are nevertheless not complacent, and committed to continually improving our practices to help in combating global slavery and human trafficking.
Our mission statement, “To become the global technology leader” around the world, is targeted through the creation of innovative products, but critically through the investment in people, knowledge and customers. In an ever more demanding environment, our global corporate responsibility is actively supported by our shared corporate values.
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
Bridon is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all of our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing systems and controls to help ensure that modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Act and constitutes Bridon’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2015.
Chief Executive Officer
Bridon International Limited