The Modern Slavery Act 2015 which came into force on 29 October 2015 places a duty on larger organisations to publicly report steps they have taken to ensure that their operations and supply chains are trafficking and slavery free. Qtable and its partners are committed to social and environmental responsibility and at all times tries to ensure that the organisation and its supply chains are free from modern slavery and human trafficking. This statement highlights the key activities undertaken by Qtable during each financial year to combat modern slavery in our organisation.
Organisation Structure and Business
Qtable is a trading division of 2N Enterprises Ltd. Qtable is a supplier of promotional products and of a range of apparel and giftware’s to satisfy marketing and making requirements. Qtable’s main office is situated in Birmingham at the heart of the UK and its partners are found throughout the world.
Qtable’s supply chains include the sourcing of gift products and apparel and supplies suitable for all promotional marketing requirements, gift making and customization.
Policies on slavery and human trafficking
Qtable and its partners are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in its supply chains or in any part of its business and has appropriate policies in place that underpin our commitment. Its Anti-Slavery policy reflects its commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all of Qtable’s business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in its supply chains. We continuously review and update all our policies.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
Qtable and its partners are confident that they have robust system for monitoring supply chains, and have a zero tolerance for any factory that is found to be engaged in human trafficking and slavery.
Qtable and its partners believe their policies and procedures are consistent with requirements under the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015. It requires its suppliers to abide by its code of conduct. Qtable and its partners also conducts factory inspections and audits performed by certified external parties as well as own teams, which include criteria related to unacceptable labour practices embodied in the Act.
As part of Qtable’s initiative to identify and mitigate risk it and its partners have in place systems to:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas in its supply chains.
- Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in its supply chains.
- Monitor potential risk areas in its supply chains.
- Encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistle blowers.
Supplier adherence to values and ethics
Qtable has a zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in its supply chain and contractors comply with its values or ethics Qtable has in place a supply chain compliance programme.
Qtable has a compliance team, which consists of involvement from the following departments:
- Category Management
- Audit and Compliance
- Human resources
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in its supply chains and its business, Qtable provides training to its relevant staff.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Anti Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement of Qtable and approved by its mmanagement.