modern slavery act

taking steps to ensure that slavery or human trafficking is not taking place in our supply chain

modern slavery act 2015

Victoria PLC (“Victoria” or the “Group”) is taking steps to ensure that slavery or human trafficking is not taking place in its supply chain.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) and constitutes the slavery and trafficking statement for Victoria and its subsidiaries.

Our Structure

Victoria is an international manufacturer and distributor of innovative flooring products, with operations in the UK, Europe and Australia. The Group, which is headquartered in Kidderminster, designs, manufactures and distributes a range of carpet, underlay, hard flooring, artificial grass and flooring accessories.

Victoria’s non-UK subsidiaries are not subject to the Act and are therefore excluded from the ambit of this statement. Nevertheless the Victoria Group in its entirety seeks to be compliant with high standards of integrity and ethical behaviour.

Our Procedures

We have a number of procedures in place that contribute to ensuring modern slavery does not occur in our business or supply chains.

Employment:

  • Recruitment processes in line with UK employment laws, including ‘right to work’ document checks, contracts of employment, and checks to ensure everyone employed is of legal working age;
  • Market-related pay and reward, which is reviewed annually.

Transparency in our supply chains:

We intend to govern all current and future supplier relationships with the slavery issues outlined in the Act in mind. We will not knowingly support and/or do business with any suppliers who are involved in slavery or human trafficking.

The nature of our businesses means that our supply chain is predominantly limited to the clients that we deal with directly. As such, we have not identified any activities within our business that could have a high risk of slavery or human trafficking. We, therefore, have not identified any specific additional steps that we need to take within our organisation.

This statement, which will be reviewed annually as required, has been approved by the board of Victoria on 20 March 2017.

For an on behalf of Victoria PLC

Geoffrey Wilding
Executive Chairman, Victoria PLC
20 March 2017