Modern Slavery Act

Romco Group is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities. The Romco Group policies and procedures demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the ethical treatment of people globally.

This statement is pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Romco’s Transparency Statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2018.

Romco Group recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking. Romco Group is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking. Romco Group’s employment standards encompass the below: – Employment is freely chosen – Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining are respected – Work conditions are safe and hygienic – Child labour shall not be used – Living wages are paid in country of supply/production – Working hours are not excessive – No discrimination is practised – Regular employment is provided – No harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed

Romco Group undertakes due diligence when approving new suppliers taking into consideration the geographical location, industry sector and nature of the commercial transaction and conducts an assessment of the risk from a slavery and human trafficking perspective. All new suppliers for new or extended contracts are required to self-certify whether the Modern Slavery Act applies to them and that they meet the requirements of the act. This policy has been communicated to staff to make them aware of the issue and Romco Group obligations. This statement has been approved by the Board of Directors of Romco Group, who will review and update it annually.

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