The Modern Slavery Act 2015 commits each business to publish a statement on their website which sets out their policy in this area. Its aim is to increase transparency and so that it is easily accessible to anyone who wants to see it - the public, consumers, NGOs or investors.
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the Financial Year 2015/16
JS Group is committed to ensuring that we comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and to eradicating the risk of fostering slavery in our supply chain or in any part of our business.
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps the Company has taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our supply chains or in any part of our business.
JS Group is an Educational and Professional Services business delivering product and services to Institutional, Professional and Student customers in the UK and in Africa. Over 50% of the product we currently sell is book, with the remainder being made up of Stationery and General Merchandise and Electronics.
JS Group does not manufacture any of the products or goods that we market, and has no direct relationship with raw materials, instead we market products manufactured by partner businesses. JS Group plays the role of reseller in the supply chain.
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
Respecting human rights and environmental issues in the supply chain is ultimately our supplier’s responsibility. That said, we all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks however small in our business and the wider supply chain. Additionally as customers we seek to play an active role in supplier development and will be adopting various means to clearly communicate our expectations to our suppliers.
JS Group recognises that slavery and forced labour can take many forms, including human trafficking and child labour. We maintain regular contact and relationships with our suppliers, we will review all current suppliers for compliance with the Act and will ask new suppliers to confirm that they are complying with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
To date we have not been made aware of any human trafficking / slavery activities within the supply chain but if any were highlighted to us then we would act immediately in accordance with our legal and moral obligations.
CEO & Chairman
JS Group Limited
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