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Modern Slavery Statement

The Barre Standing up to modern slavery

Although we are not required to produce a modern slavery policy at The Barre (UK companies with £36m+ turnover only) we have undertaken a few steps to help in the fight against it.

We want to make sure everyone in our supply chains are treated fairly. Sourcing our raw materials with diligence is something we are very proud of.
Every year our team here at The Barre (UK) Limited are given training from the BS 27500.

What does BS 25700 - Modern slavery cover?

Defining modern slavery as a set of specific legal concepts that include forced labour, debt bondage, forced marriage, slavery, slavery-like practices, and human trafficking; this new British Standard gives organizations guidance on managing the risk of modern slavery, including prevention, identification, response, remediation, mitigation, and reporting modern slavery in their operations, supply chains, and wider operating environment.

BS 25700 also encourages organizations to go beyond legal and statutory duties and address the wider risks associated with modern slavery. Why should you use BS 25700 - Modern slavery?

The first ever national standard on modern slavery, BS 25700 can help organizations to:

- Effectively manage the risk of modern slavery

- Demonstrate human rights due diligence in response to numerous international, regional, and national initiatives driving organizations to act in an ethical and responsible manner, such as the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights (UNGPs)

- Comply with growing mandatory human rights due diligence and mandatory reporting requirements

- Strengthen overall risk management and improve efficiency

- Enter new markets and trade more easily

- Underpin organizational ESG commitments

- Build confidence and trust in the organization’s probity

With a commitment to asking every supplier if they also comply with the modern slavery act and checking up on documentation when needed.

We will continue to help stand up to modern slavery around the world.


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