We are a group of retail clothing, wholesale and textile companies operating primarily from 1000 bricks and mortar stores in the UK and Ireland and we have a growing online business.
We have franchise and concession interests in a number of overseas territories.
The group has 10,000 employees and a turnover of £500M.
This statement is pursuant to section 54, part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that the companies within the group have taken to identify, monitor and remediate any issues relating to slavery and trafficking within our UK businesses and our worldwide supply chain.
We recognise that slavery and trafficking exists and the eradication of slavery and trafficking is a live and ongoing issue which will require constant vigilance. We aim to work in a co-operative and supportive manner with the partners in our supply chain to assist, educate and train where possible and to seek out potential areas of concern and resolve or remediate these in the best interests of the workers affected.
We recognise that while we have controls, measures and reporting procedures in place, there is more to do and development will continue as the macro environment changes and more knowledge and understanding is gathered.
The existing controls are set out below. These measures have currently revealed no issues relating to slavery and trafficking.