We are committed to ensuring that our suppliers adhere to the highest standards of ethics. Suppliers are required to demonstrate that they provide safe working conditions where necessary, treat colleagues with dignity and respect, and act ethically and within the law in their use of labour. The organisation works with suppliers to ensure that they meet the standards of the code and improve their worker's working conditions. However, serious violations of the organisation's supplier code of conduct will lead to the termination of the business relationship . We enforce our suppliers via our general terms and conditions; we are committed to make further improvements in 2019, by self-audit and engaging with a 3rd party to complete independent audits.
• Rolling out a new supply chain compliance programme
• Independent regular audits
O&CC will only accept merchandise if fundamental rights have been taken into consideration. By this we mean:
• Management practices that respect the rights of all employees, including the right to free association and collective bargaining
• No child labour
• No forced, indentured, involuntary, illegal or bonded colleagues are used in the production of goods
• No labour which involves physical or mental abuse while producing our merchandise. Hours of work shall comply with applicable laws and local industry standards
• Wages should be paid regularly, on time and be fair in respect of work performance
• A safe and healthy environment for those who are involved in the production of our merchandise
As well as training colleagues, the organisation has raised awareness of modern slavery issues by highlighting to colleagues through internal communications so that all colleagues and managers are aware of our commitment in tackling modern slavery. We will also publish externally where appropriate. The communication explains to colleagues:
• The basic principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015;
• How employers can identify and prevent slavery and human trafficking;
• What employees can do to flag up potential slavery or human trafficking issues to the relevant parties within the organisation; and
• What external help is available, for example through the Modern Slavery Helpline
This statement was approved on 23 November 2020 by Outdoor and Cycle Concepts Ltd. who review and update it annually.