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Modern Slavery

& Human Trafficking Statement‍


This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement is a response to Section 54(1), Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and relates to actions and activities for the financial year ending 30 April 2021.  United Herts Limited T/A Apparel 31 (‘the Company’,’we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’) is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking violations in its own operations, its supply chain, and its products. We have zero-tolerance towards slavery and require our supply chain to comply with our values. 

Organisational structure

United Herts Limited T/A Apparel 31 has business operations in the United Kingdom as well as:·   Bangladesh We operate in the We operate in’ clothing: schoolwear, work ware, fashion and sport wear sector. The nature of our supply chains is as follows: ‘We work with a number of key manufacturers, who provide us with goods, such as T-shirts, hoodies, school uniforms, overalls and high street fashions 
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Due Diligence

As part of our efforts to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains, we have adopted the following due diligence procedures: 

  • External supplier audits.
  • Checking certain suppliers with external third parties for any slavery or human trafficking risks. Our due diligence procedures aim to:
  • Identify and action potential risks in our business and supply chains.
  • Monitor potential risks in our business and supply chains
  • Reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and supply chains.
Risk and compliance

The Company has evaluated the nature and extent of its exposure to the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in its UK supply chain through:

  • Evaluating the slavery andhuman trafficking risks of each new supplier.
  • Reviewing on a regular basis all aspects of the supply chain based on supply chain mapping.
We consider that we operate in a high-risk environment because The business operates in a high-risk environment because our supply chain is based in the Bangladeshi textile industry which has a history of staff exploitation.
We do not tolerate slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains. Where there is evidence of failure to comply with our procedures by any of our suppliers, we will require that supplier to remedy the non-compliance.

The Company uses Key Performance Indicators (KPIs )to measure its effectiveness and ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in its business and supply chains. These KPIs are as follows:

  • We will contact suppliers toenquire about their modern slavery practices every 3 months.
  • We will carry out a regularaudit of suppliers – 100% ofsuppliers each year.
Next steps

In the next financial year, we intend to take the followingsteps to tackle slavery and human trafficking by: 

  •  If a supplier is found to be in breach of our modern slaveryagreements they will have 3 months to rectify the position, if after this gracetime the company has not complied Apparel 31 will stop trading with them.
The statement was approved by the board of directors.   
Jon Hillier, Director
United Herts Limited T/A Apparel 31