ASL recognises the responsibility that we share with suppliers to operate ethically; promoting decent working conditions in our factories and supply chains is part of our strategy to act in a socially responsible manner. In pursuit of our aims, we require that all our suppliers comply with our Ethical Trading Policy, which is based on the Fundamental Conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and national and international laws.
We expect all our suppliers to have ethical processes and policies in place throughout their supply chain and will monitor supplier compliance with this policy through audit and/or through a range of tools to support risk management, continuous improvement, and capacity building of our suppliers, including the requirements for suppliers to provide reasonable information as evidence of compliance with our Ethical Trading Policy.
We are proud partners of Stronger Together, an impact driven, not for profit organisation, ensuring all employees are recruited responsibly and free from exploitation. Sadly, Modern Slavery is happening, right now, all over the world, therefore it is important to us that we employ everyone safely and responsibly, taking all steps to ensure our staff are free from the chains of Modern Slavery and exploitation. If you have any reason to believe an employee may be a victim of Modern Slavery, you must report it as soon as possible. Visit Stronger Together.
We are also in partnership with SAMS, Scotland Against Modern Slavery, and participate in monthly meetings to keep up to date with the warning signs of exploitation, and what we can do to help.