Things On Edge Limited
1 Cammell Walk
T: +44 7445 690 328
Modern Slavery Act 2015 Statement
Things On Edge are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. We recognise that slavery and human trafficking is a real yet hidden issue in our society. We will not tolerate slavery and human trafficking in our business or supply chain. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure that any form of slavery is not taking place in our own business or supply chains.
Structure, business and supply chain
Things On Edge is an intellectual property company, niche electronics designer, manufacturer and supplier to the retail electronics, electronics wholesaler, OEM, ODM and educational markets.
Things On Edge is based in Cambridge, United Kingdom. We sell products throughout the globe. Our electronics products are designed in the UK and assembled in China. Where possible, we engage suppliers who have relationships with existing suppliers so that we can contain our supplier network and improve consistency in ethical practices throughout the supply chain.
We are serious about our brand because it’s part of our identity and so is our commitment to our social responsibility. This statement is intended to fulfil the legal requirement for a slavery and human trafficking statement on Things On Edge Ltd.
Slavery and human trafficking policies
We set out clear objectives for slavery and human trafficking plans around the following themes:
1. Relationships: Strengthening our supplier engagement process
2. Feedback: Establishing grievance mechanisms and channels for individual worker feedback
3. Knowledge: Improving our knowledge base by collecting relevant data and improving product traceability
4. Supplier collaboration: Encouraging suppliers to collaborate to address slavery and human trafficking issues
5. Incentivisation: Developing mechanisms to incentivise employees and suppliers to address slavery and human trafficking and improve labour standards
6. Accountability: Establishing a framework for organisation accountability to allow for raising issues, making suggestions, voicing grievances and reporting slavery and human trafficking
Our supply chains
Our supply chains are based throughout the world and include mainly ready made components (electronics components, manufacturing and packaging), suppliers of indirect services (professional services, facilities, sales and marketing agencies) and distributors of our products.
Due diligence procedures
We understand that our biggest exposure to Modern Slavery is in our product supply chains, where we have undertaken activity to minimise the risk of Modern Slavery. We conduct due diligence on all suppliers as critical and/or major to the business before allowing them to become one of our suppliers. This due diligence includes assessing regulatory licences and certificates, compliance with such regulatory bodies, checks to determine the financial stability of the supplier as well as carrying out supplier audits, where appropriate.
We intend to take the following further steps to combat slavery and human trafficking:
1. risk assess all new suppliers using the Global Slavery Index and ask them to certify that they have
taken steps to eradicate modern slavery within their own organisation and supply chain;
2. notify all existing suppliers of our expectations and their obligations in relation to the prohibition
of modern slavery;
3. incorporate anti-slavery and human trafficking obligations into procurement agreements and
subcontracting arrangements on a risk assessed basis;
4. include appropriate measures in our due diligence processes for sourcing suppliers, subcontractors and acquisitions on a risk assessed basis;
5. provide training to relevant Group employees to ensure a high level understanding of the risks of
modern slavery and human trafficking; and
6. where appropriate we will include reference to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in our policies and
This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.
On behalf of
Things On Edge Limited
6th June 2020
Things On Edge Limited.
Registered in United Kingdom No. 11445097