Modern Slavery Statement

This statement has been produced in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, section 54. It constitutes our Modern Slavery Statement for Baumit Ltd for the financial year ending 31st December 2022.  

Baumit Ltd is opposed to all forms of unethical business behaviour. We recognise the harmful impact that modern slavery has on individuals and society, and we are committed to helping prevent these illegal practices.

Baumit Ltd acknowledges its responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery and commits to complying with the provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Baumit Ltd understands that this requires an ongoing review of both its internal practices in relation to its labour force and, additionally, its supply chains.

Baumit Ltd does not enter into business with any other organisation, in the United Kingdom or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to involve itself in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.

No labour provided to Baumit Ltd in the pursuance of the provision of its own services is obtained by means of slavery or human trafficking. Baumit Ltd strictly adheres to the minimum standards required in relation to its responsibilities under relevant employment legislation in the UK, and in many cases exceeds those minimums in relation to its employees.

In order to fulfil its activities, Baumit Ltd’s main supply chains include those related to the manufacture of components as well as finished products and accessories. 

Baumit Ltd considers its main exposure to the risk of slavery and human trafficking to exist within the accessories supply chain where their production may involve the provision of labour in a country where protection against breaches of human rights may be limited.

In general, Baumit Ltd considers its exposure to slavery/human trafficking to be relatively limited. Nonetheless, it has taken steps to ensure that such practices do not take place in its business nor any organisation that supplies goods and/or services to it.

Baumit Ltd carries out due diligence processes in relation to ensuring slavery and/or human trafficking does not take place in its organisation or supply chains, including conducting a review of the controls of its suppliers.

Baumit Ltd has not, to its knowledge, conducted any business with another organisation which has been found to have involved itself with modern slavery.
In accordance with section 54(4) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, Baumit Ltd has taken the following steps to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place:

  • reviewing supplier contracts to include termination powers if the supplier is, or is suspected, to be involved in modern slavery
  • reviewing supplier policies to ensure that they are up to date and relevant
  • ensuring staff are aware of our zero-tolerance policy toward modern slavery

If modern slavery is exhibited or suspected by Baumit Ltd originating from a supplier:

  • The supplier is to be immediately suspended as an approved supplier
  • Further checks made with the supplier to confirm or deny any suspicions
  • If suspicions are founded, then the supplier is to be removed from our approved supplier list
  • In addition, any customer or supplier found to be in breach of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, may have contracts which exist between Baumit Ltd and the supplier cancelled

Baumit Ltd has set the following key performance indicators to measure its effectiveness in ensuring modern slavery is not taking place within Baumit Ltd or its supply chains.

  • All Baumit Ltd staff to be fully conversant with its modern slavery policy and signed off within the HR system that they have completed this task
  • Suppliers to have their Slavery policies checked and monitored on an annual basis
  • All suppliers used within Baumit Ltd to be checked for overall quality and adherence to the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Suppliers who do not come up to the required standard will be removed from our approved supplier list until such time as they do.

Baumit Ltd will provide the following training to staff to effectively implement its stance on modern slavery:

  • Training on induction covering all our internal policies including modern slavery
  • Annual refresher training

We will continue to develop our approach, review our progress, and publish an updated statement annually.
This statement is approved by the Baumit Ltd Senior Management team in relation to the financial period ending 31st December 2022.

David Stolton
Managing Director

31st March 2023