Modern slavery and human trafficking statement:

Introduction

 

This statement sets out Falconer Print and Packaging Ltd actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains. This statement relates to actions and activities.

 

As part of the print and packaging industry, the company recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking.

 

The company is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.

 

Organisational structure and supply chains

 

This statement covers the activities of Falconer Print and Packaging Limited:

 

The company produces printed folding cartons inclusively but not exclusively to the following sectors:

 

• Pharmaceuticals

• Cosmetics

• Toiletries

• Healthcare

• Luxury Giftware

• Beverages

• Haircare

• Petcare

 

The company supply chain including sub-contractors is monitored by supplier approval, maintained within the company quality manual. ETI base code information (see below) is supplied and expected to be adhered to Countries of operation and supply.

 

The company currently operates in the following countries:

 

• Predominantly United Kingdom providing services as detailed above.

 

The following is the process by which the company assesses whether or not particular activities or countries are high risk in relation to slavery or human trafficking:

 

High-risk activities

 

The following activities are considered to be at high risk of slavery or human trafficking:

 

• There are no activities considered to be of high risk, by the company.

 

Responsibilities

 

Responsibility for the company’s anti-slavery initiatives is as follows

 

• Policies: As set out in company handbook and company statements
• Investigations/due diligence: Responsibility for investigation and due diligence is with all departmental manager’s with ultimate responsibility being directors of the company.
• Awareness processes: All staff made aware of the policy as described below. 

 

Relevant Policies

 

The company operates the following policies that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations.

 

• Whistleblowing policy The company encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of, the company. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking. The company’s whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy for workers to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation. Employees, customers or others who have concerns can contact any line manager, director or external agency, as detailed in, but not exclusive to, the company handbook.


• Employee code of conduct The company’s handbook makes clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing the company. The company strives to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when operating and managing its supply chain.


• Corporate and Social responsibility The company encourages all its staff and suppliers to engage in this responsibility as set out in the company corporate and social responsibility statement


Due diligence

 

The company undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers.

 

Awareness-raising programme

 

The company has raised awareness of modern slavery issues by information documents and via the handbook to explain:

 

• the basic principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015;

• how employers can identify and prevent slavery and human trafficking;

• what employees can do to flag up potential slavery or human trafficking issues to the relevant parties within the company 

 

In addition to our Modern Anti Slavery policy Falconer Print and Packaging follow the ETI Base Code. The main points of which are detailed below:

 

1.    Employment is freely chosen

2.    Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected

3.    Working conditions are safe and hygienic

4.    Child labour shall not be used

5.    Living wages are paid

6.    Working hours are not excessive

7.    No discrimination is practised

8.    Regular employment is provided

9.    No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed

 

The provisions of this code constitute minimum and not maximum standards, and this code should not be used to prevent companies from exceeding these standards. Companies applying this code are expected to comply with national and other applicable law and, where the provision of law and this Base Code addresses the same subject, to apply that provision which affords the greater protection.

 

Falconer Print and Packaging Ltd would expect all of our suppliers adhere to the nine principles of the ETI Base Code and, in addition, would expect all our suppliers to conform to and implement policies relating to ethics, human trafficking and anti slavery, as detailed. 

 

Falconer Print and Packaging adhere to an ethics policy, detailing human and workers rights, and statements referencing modern slavery and human trafficking, which are enclosed.

 

If you require any further information or clarification regarding this Modern Anti Slavery Statement please refer to our contact us page.