Modern Slavery Statement
Moss Bros. takes its responsibility to operate ethically and responsibly seriously and this statement sets out our commitment to preventing modern slavery and the continuing work being carried-out.
Group Structure and Supply Chain
Moss Bros. is a public limited company specialising in mens formalwear.
At the time of writing we have 129 stores around the United Kingdom and Eire, a website and headquarters based in London.
Whilst our roots are British, we operate across the globe and many of our products are produced by third party suppliers mainly located in Vietnam, China, Bangladesh and India. We are currently sourcing products from over 49 suppliers, from more than 52 factories across 9 countries.
Our policy on slavery and human trafficking
Moss Bros. has a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking and as an organisation we are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business or in our supply chains.
Our ethical trading programme is overseen by our Technical department reporting to our Buying & Merchandising Director. Whilst we are not a member of The Ethical Trading Initiative, we continue to work closely with all our suppliers and their factories to ensure they operate in line with the Ethical Trading Initiative’s base code; the aims of which are that employment should be freely chosen and that forced or bonded labour cannot be used.
All Moss Bros. employees are expected to work within the requirements of our Policies and Procedures. Contained within our Equal Opportunities Policy, for example, we have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistle-blowers. Also, within the same Policy, it is confirmed that we treat all our workers, job applicants and employees equally.
Due diligence process
Moss Bros. introduced and continues with the initiative to identify potential areas of risk in our supply chain. Where potential risks are identified, a remediation plan will be developed to best address them.
As part of our initiative, we continue to issue on a regular basis, questionnaires which help ensure that our suppliers adhere to the Ethical Trading Initiative’s base code and do not tolerate modern slavery or human trafficking within their own businesses. This is also followed up with reviewing our suppliers Ethical Audits and as a result, any required corrective action plans to ensure all our suppliers conform to our Ethical Trading Programme.
As part of our induction process, all new staff receive information to ensure understanding of Moss Bros. Policies and Procedures. All company policies are accessible on The Hub, the company intranet, for ease of reference.
This statement has been approved by our Board of Directors and constitutes Moss Bros.’ slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 26th January 2019.