Our Modern Slavery statement 2019 is published in accordance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that CDS Superstores International Limited T/A The Range has and will take to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our supply chain or in any part of our business.
The Range is a leading out of town home, leisure and garden retailer operating on-line and in 168 stores in the UK and Ireland. We employee over 10,000 colleagues in our Stores, Distribution Centres and Head office.
We sell over 65,000 products. These products are sourced either directly from manufactures or from Suppliers. The majority of these products are manufactured overseas.
The Range has zero tolerance to corruption, modern slavery and human trafficking of any kind within our operation and supply chain. We are fully committed to taking action to combat modern day slavery and human trafficking and to uphold human right across all of our business and our supply chain
As a business we pride ourselves on acting fairly and ethically. Our reputation is built upon how we conduct business, the values of our colleagues and the integrity of our business partners.
We expect all of our businesses partners to adhere to the following principles to protect workers throughout our supply chain against any such abuse.
We expect all business partners to operate effective means of disclosure within their own organisations and to The Range or in the event of any suspected breaches of the following principles:
Our Suppliers of goods and services, their factories and any associated 3rd party partners are required to comply with the principles of our Modern Slavery statement which communicates our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery.
All colleagues are required to report any concerns about any issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any parts of our business or supply chains of any Supplier at the earliest possible stage. We are committed to providing training for relevant colleagues on our Modern Slavery statement.
In the event of any suspected failure by a supplier to comply with our Modern Slavery statement, we will then investigate the matter with the supplier. In the event of a breach of the statement being confirmed we will review what appropriate action should be taken by ourselves and/or the supplier. In all cases we review our trading relationship with that supplier should continue.
Modern slavery is an ongoing risk. The Range is committed to continuously reviewing and improving the effectiveness of this policy to prevent modern slavery in our business or in our supply chain.
This statement has been reviewed and approved by the Executive Committee of The Range in March 2019 and a copy of it has been signed by Alex Simpkin – Chief Operating Officer