Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement
The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 includes a requirement for large businesses to publicly report on the steps taken each financial year to combat slavery in its own business, and in its supply chains. Whilst Ramer Ltd does not fall within the remit of the act we have chosen to voluntarily issue this Statement as many of our customers require this information.
Ramer Ltd Business Activity and Structure
The main business activity of the Ramer Ltd is the manufacture and distribution of a wide range of Ramerfoam® products for use in the health, beauty home and leisure sectors.
Ramer Ltd Modern Slavery Position Statement
Ramer Ltd strongly opposes any form of modern slavery and it is committed to ensuring there is no modern slavery and human trafficking in any part of its business or in its supply chain. Our endeavour and approach to meeting this commitment is demonstrated by commissioning independent, 3rd party Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) every two years which includes confidential worker interviews and a thorough review of relevant documentation. Ethical audit reports are shared with major trade customers via Sedex (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange). Ramer Ltd is also a member of Sedex, the world’s largest non-profit, web based collaborative platform for sharing responsible sourcing data on supply chains. Sedex is used by more than 38,000 members in over 150 countries to manage their own business and their supply chains, on issues such as labour rights, health & safety, the environment and business ethics.
The Ramer Ltd Supply Chain
A variety of raw materials and packaging are sourced from both national and international suppliers located in Europe and Asia. Ramer Ltd has adopted a Supplier Ethical Trade Policy which states that they will actively seek to develop long-term trading partnerships with suppliers who take the following actions:
- Adopt the ETI Base Code or a similar Code of Conduct for Ethical Trade that clearly states their position on Modern Slavery issues.
- Work towards meeting the minimum standards of either their own Code of Conduct or the Ramer Ltd Code of Conduct within appropriate agreed timescales.
- Seek to develop long-term trading partnerships with their own suppliers, agent(s), labour providers and subcontractors who have also implemented a Code of Conduct for Ethical Trade and who meet these minimum standards.