Sol Distribution upholds a set of shared values, including Integrity, Excellence, Accountability, Collaboration, and Inclusion, as well as other trading policies, emphasizing our unwavering commitment to ethical and principled conduct in all our business relationships. Sol Distribution mandates that all employees exhibit honesty, respect for others, and trustworthiness in their actions, demonstrating ethical behavior in interactions with customers, suppliers, and colleagues.
With the enactment of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 on March 26, 2015, Sol Distribution is compelled to prepare and publish a slavery and human trafficking statement for each financial year. Sol Distribution Ltd fully aligns with the objectives of the legislation and is dedicated to complying with relevant anti-slavery and human trafficking laws.
Sol Distribution’s standard supplier onboarding integrates provisions for Compliance with Laws, demanding all parties adhere to applicable laws, including those related to anti-slavery and human trafficking. Additionally, Sol Distribution’s Supplier Integrity Principles articulate and communicate the company’s expectations for suppliers’ compliance with international ethical standards, covering regulations on anti-slavery and human trafficking.
Sol Distribution has implemented measures to address the risks of slavery and human trafficking within its own business. During the pre-employment screening of potential employees, Sol Distribution verifies individuals’ eligibility to work in the company and ensures compliance with applicable age requirements. Ethical and Compliance awareness training is provided to all employees as part of our onboarding process.
Employees are encouraged to report any breaches of Sol Distribution’s conduct to their manager or a Director. Concerns from suppliers, customers, partners, shareholders, and stakeholders can be reported anonymously to Graeme Sutton, the Managing Director.
Reports undergo thorough review, and appropriate actions, including investigations and corrective measures, are taken within a reasonable timeframe. Employees and suppliers reporting in good faith are protected from retaliation, and individuals found to have acted against this protection may face disciplinary action, including termination.
Sol Distribution continually reviews its processes and supplier relationships to align with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Over the past year, Sol Distribution has introduced a mandatory requirement for new suppliers to disclose their policies on modern slavery in our onboarding documentation.
This statement is issued in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and serves as our company (Group) slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending March 31, 2023, subject to review.