It describes the actions taken by Tyman plc and its subsidiaries (together the “Group”) during 2017 to address the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking being present in the Group’s business and supply chain.
Tyman plc is a leading international supplier of engineered components to the door and window industry. The Group’s three Divisions – AmesburyTruth, ERA and SchlegelGiesse – are market leaders in their respective geographies. The Group employs nearly 4,000 people and operates facilities in 19 countries worldwide.
Each Division is responsible for the management of its own supply chain, the contractual terms entered into with suppliers and for ensuring adherence with the anti-slavery provisions within contractual terms. Risk assessments of the supply chains have been carried out at a divisional level, with progress made reported to the Group Board.
The Group’s combined supply chain encompasses over 2,000 suppliers and includes suppliers to Tyman Sourcing Asia (“TSA”), which is responsible for the Group’s outsourced manufacturing and supply chain in the Far East. The Group’s suppliers provide a wide range of items, from raw materials to component parts and finished products.
The Group is committed to respecting human rights across all its operations and aims to work at the highest international standards as well as complying with local legislation. The Group fully supports the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will seek to ensure that its activities and activities within the Group’s supply chain do not infringe or encourage abuses of any human rights.
Code of Conduct
The Code of Conduct sets out the minimum standards of behaviour and business practices expected from everyone within the Group. The Code of Conduct has been adopted by divisional management and is included as part of all employee handbooks.
The Code of Conduct states that every Group employee has the right to work in an environment that supports dignity, diversity and fosters a culture of respect.
The Group is committed to supporting employment policies and practices that make provision for equal opportunities and non‑discrimination, and that comply with relevant local legislation and accepted employment practice codes which ensure that the provision of labour is freely given.
Group employment policies and practices must ensure that an individual’s skills, experience and talent are the sole determinants in recruitment and career development rather than age, beliefs, disability, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, religion and sexual orientation.
Download the latest statement to view steps taken to ensure the prevention of modern slavery within the Group.