Modern Slavery Statement
This statement has been published in accordance with the UK Modern Slavery Act. It details the steps taken by Pentland Group to identify and prevent risks of modern slavery in its business and supply chain. It has been approved by the Pentland Group executive board.
As a Group, we have long maintained a commitment to treating our people, in both our business and our supply chain, fairly and with respect. This commitment is at the heart of our ‘Business Standards’ and we have detailed policies to help us put these into practise.
We are committed to reducing the risks of modern slavery within our supply chain. Our policies make our expectations clear to our employees, business partners and suppliers. All Group companies, in which the level of Pentland Group’s direct equity holding is above 50%, are required to comply with our policies and we use our influence to help others increase their impact where we can.
Pentland Group has been a signatory to the UN Global Compact since 2001 and we fully support its ten principles on human rights, labour, environment and anti-corruption. Pentland Group is a founding member of the Institute of Business Ethics, which promotes ethical business behaviour and improve lives of workers around the world. It is also a founding member of ACT, which addresses the issue of living wages in the textile and garment supply chain.
Our Pentland Brands division publishes an annual modern slavery report, alongside a list of its tier one factories. The report reviews the progress the business has made in identifying and mediating the risks of modern slavery through training, policies and reporting, and sets the direction for years to come. You can read the latest Pentland Brands modern slavery report here.
As a publicly listed company, JD Sports Fashion plc, of which Pentland Group holds a 55% share, reports separately on its approach to the issue of modern slavery. You can read its latest modern slavery report here.