In accordance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the Modern Slavery Statement is set out below. The statement applies to Wilsonart Limited and all of its subsidiaries, “the Group”, and covers the prohibition of all forms of forced labour, slavery and human trafficking within our business and supply chain.
Group structure and supply chain
Wilsonart Limited operates as a member of the global Wilsonart group of companies, consolidated within Wilsonart LLC. With headquarters in Austin, Texas, the global group manufactures and distributes High Pressure Laminate, Quartz, Solid Surface, Coordinated TFL and Edgebanding, and other engineered surface options for use in the office, education, healthcare, residential, hospitality and retail markets.
Wilsonart is committed to the highest possible standards of business ethics and corporate conduct. We hold the same expectations of our suppliers; members of our extended supply chain are expected to meet our requirements on all aspects of ethical conduct, including anti-bribery, corruption, and related legal compliance.
Assessment, Due Diligence & Governance
Management’s judgement of the risk of human trafficking, forced labour or slavery within our supply chain forms part of ongoing vendor assessments. This risk is considered low given the nature of the businesses in which we are engaged. Our Procurement processes incorporate review steps that support both the appraisal and selection of new suppliers and the re-assessment or renewal of existing supply relationships.
The Group’s employment practices emphasise commitment to the highest of behavioural standards and integrity. The Code of Conduct, which applies to all employees, is a key component of our legal compliance and is underpinned by global employment policies and training programmes.
Policies and governance procedures are subject to ongoing review to ensure compliance with emerging legislation and alignment with best practices. Our policies, strategies and processes are intended to promote the central importance of ethical conduct for the company and all of its partners and stakeholders.
This statement has been approved by the Group’s directors
President EMEA (April 2019)