Social and ethical responsibility has always been at the heart of our business ethos.
With increasing consumer awareness, this is a significant consideration for the public and all responsible retailers. Our strict compliance procedures are built based on 40 years of experience in producing home textiles overseas.
In all cases we strive to exceed the minimum labour standards outlined by the ETI (Ethical Trading Initiative) Base Code and its principles of implementation. All of our suppliers are required to complete an annually renewed ethical audit, carried out by an independent third party in accordance with one of the internationally recognised standards such as SMETA, BSCI, SA 8000 or WRAP. Turner Bianca is a SEDEX AB member and we request that our suppliers are also signed up to the system.
Our Supplier Liaison Technician, Product Technologists and regional office staff work closely with our partner suppliers to reinforce our ethical values and monitor implementation of procedures to meet and evolve our ethical requirements.
Many of our supply partners are leaders in their field and the business that we bring to them helps generate the investment necessary to constantly improve the working conditions for employees. Turner Bianca recognises that ethical sourcing is key to the building of a strong international supply business.
Turner Bianca also has strict policies to ensure compliance to the EU REACH regulations and our own Responsible Cotton Sourcing Policy.
Modern Slavery Policy
Turner Bianca PLC commits to developing and adopting a proactive approach to tackling hidden labour exploitation.
We work with the Stronger Together Group, in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Hidden labour is exploitation of job applicants or workers by third party individuals or gangs other than the employer or labour provider; including rogue individuals working within these businesses but without the knowledge of management.
It includes forced labour and human trafficking for labour exploitation; payment for work-finding services and work-related exploitation such as forced use of accommodation.
It is understood that it is often well hidden by the perpetrators; with victims, if they that perceive of themselves as such, reluctant to come forward.
You can view our full Modern Slavery Statement here.