Modern Slavery Statement
As an SME with a retail premises and wholesale unit for UK wide business, we understand that our stakeholders who are our employees, customers and the community expect us to conduct our operations in a responsible, transparent and ethical manner. As part of our corporate responsibility, we aim to achieve a positive and long lasting impact throughout our Workplace, Marketplace, Environment and Community by fostering a culture of compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations and the highest standards of ethics and business conduct with respect to all human rights issues.
This statement is made in accordance with Section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 ('the Act') and sets out the steps that Solar Medical and Chemical Ltd, (registered in England & Wales with registered company number 10648817), is taking with a view to ensuring that our commitment to eliminating the risk of forced, bonded, compulsory labour and/or human trafficking is not taking place in Solar's business or in any part of its supply chain.
We operate throughout the UK via our website, via sub-distributors of our manufactured products and with established customers throughout a variety of market sectors. We have a small team of people who source a wide range of non-food products, consolidating and delivering a wide range of consumables across those market sectors which include foodservice, safety, cleaning & hygiene, retail and more extensively, healthcare.
Our supply chain is small but wide-ranging, which means it's built on relationships with established larger firms or other similar or smaller businesses, mainly within the UK. The bulk of these firms have their own detailed social and ethical policies. The vast majority of the products we sell are sourced locally within the UK by our buyers but a small number of our products are sourced outside the UK where appropriate to do so by the Directors themselves. To ensure all those in our approved supply chain comply with our values, we operate in line with principles of responsible sourcing, observing 1SO9001 values or certification with an approved supplier list. More importantly, in the few instances outside the UK, the Directors seek to conduct business with organisations who are paying employees at the prevailing minimum wage applicable within their relevant country of operations where practical. To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business, in our supply chains and in our business partners, we provide relevant in-house training to our colleagues along with a Government awareness document and part of the staff induction process as a future policy.
If identified via whistleblowing or otherwise, we have a zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking and would seek to immediately resolve the issues with the supplier via a risk assessment and if dissatisfied with the response, terminate that line of business. As of this signed document, we are pleased to say we have no instances brought to our attention.