MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT
This modern slavery and human trafficking statement is made by Advent Press Limited, pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) for the financial year ending on 05 APRIL 2020. It sets out the steps taken by ADVENT PRESS LIMITED to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not present in our business or direct supply chain.
Modern slavery is a heinous crime and a morally reprehensible act that deprives a person’s liberty and dignity for another person’s gain. It is a real problem for millions of people around the world, including many in developed countries, who are being kept and exploited in various forms of slavery. Every company is at risk of being involved in this crime through its own operations and its supply chain.
At ADVENT PRESS LIMITED, including all it’s trading names (AP PRINT, AP RESOURCES FOR LIFE, AP WEARFREE and AP MODERN DAY CRIMES), we have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and are fully committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our operation and supply chain. We have taken concrete steps to tackle modern slavery, as outlined in our statement. This statement sets out the actions that we have taken to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to our business, and to implement steps to prevent slavery and human trafficking during the financial year 2020.
We are a members of SLAVE FREE ALLIANCE (www.slavefreealliance.org).
Advent Press Limited is an official supporting ministry of the Trans-European Division / General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists. Advent Press Limited and all associated ministries support the mission and vision of the Seventh-day Adventist Church, worldwide. Advent Press Limited however, is not part of, affiliated with, or endorsed by the General Conference of Seventh-day Adventists, with registered offices in Silver Spring, Maryland, USA, or any of its affiliates known as the Seventh-day Adventist Church. Company registered in England and Wales. Registered Number: 07677824. Incorporated: 21/06/2011. VAT Number: 922 3587 23.
Advent Press Limited and it’s collection of ‘brands’ provide a series of services across a wide range of industries. We are involved in graphic design, commercial print / brokering, book publishing, promotional material, garment decoration and textile manufacturing. We operate within the UK, but source raw material and products globally. We predominantly supply non-profit organisations.
For many years Advent Press Limited has been actively fighting against modern slavery which can be seen through Modern Day Crimes (www.moderndaycrimes.org). Where possible and appropriate, we have been raising awareness and advising clients, partners and customers not only the risk of modern slavery, but other common risks such as corruption, fraud and other white collar crimes.
OUR SUPPLY CHAINS
At Advent Press Limited, we consider ourselves to be relatively low risk in relation to modern slavery, given the fact that we have been working against modern slavery for many years.
However, we are very aware that any new suppliers that we choose to work with may not have the same outlook as us. In this regard, we only work with suppliers who have a modern slavery statement in place and practices which demonstrate that they understand the risks and are doing all they can to spot and eradicate modern slavery within their our supply chains.
We periodically review our use of suppliers and, as necessary adapt our process if we determine that our risk has changed.
OUR APPROACH TO COMBATTING MODERN SLAVERY
Advent Press Limited is committed to conducting business in a responsible and ethical manner. We have a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery and expect the same high standards and commitment from those we do business with.
Our internal policies and procedures aim to ensure that effective systems and controls are in place to prevent slavery and human trafficking from occurring in any part of our business. Our code of conduct and business ethics promotes a culture of integrity by establishing principles for how we deal with our clients, employees and the public. Amongst other things, our values as a company encourages us to foster a safe, healthy and productive workplace and to maintain accountability at all levels of the organisation. Employees are encouraged to report any concerns they may have in relation to the occurrence of slavery or human trafficking.
Going forward, Advent Press Limited will continue to review and update policies and procedures with respect to this issue.