AATGB Ltd trades in Europe, incorporating AAT, Cargomaster & Stabilo brands.
We are serious about our brand because it’s part of our identity and so is our commitment to corporate social responsibility. We believe transparency is the best way we can ensure the public that we are doing our best as an ethical corporate citizen. In that spirit, we have published our annual statement for slavery and human trafficking, made in compliance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, in which we explain how slavery and human trafficking can affect our business and the steps we are taking in the fight against it. This slavery and human trafficking statement also addresses the steps taken. This statement is intended to fulfil the legal requirement for a slavery and human trafficking statement on behalf of all companies within the Ashram Threads group, as relevant. Our efforts against slavery and human trafficking complement our broader CSR Policy and our adoption of the Ethical Trading Initiative.
AATGB Ltd is headquartered in Wrexham, Wales and sells its products throughout Europe, including the United Kingdom. This allows us to focus our oversight and influence over three discrete geographic regions.
Notably, we developed our Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy. We also updated our Supplier Code of Conduct. It sets out clear objectives for 1, 3 and 5 year slavery and human trafficking plans around the following themes:
We understand that our biggest exposure to Modern Slavery is in our product supply chains, where we have undertaken activity over the last decade to minimise the risk of Modern Slavery. Within these areas, new suppliers and factories/sites are subject to due diligence checks in the form of ethical/compliance audits. Such audits are also regularly conducted for existing suppliers and factories/sites. These audits assess compliance with the Global Sourcing Principles and are, amongst other things, intended to identify any Modern Slavery practices. If issues are identified, appropriate investigative and remedial actions will be taken.
We set out to identify the extent of any slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains by:
In order to assess the effectiveness of our modern slavery measures we will be reviewing the following key performance indicators:
A key part of our slavery and human trafficking strategy is to promote cultural change through training. This last financial year we: