Human Rights and Modern Slavery Statement

Timpson is the UK’s leading retail service provider employing some 4,000 colleagues, with 1,495 owned stores and 110 "Snappy Snaps" franchises throughout the UK and Ireland.  Timpson has been established since 1865 and is family owned and run by John Timpson as Chairman and James Timpson as Chief Executive.

The Group continues to expand by opening new stores, growing its dry cleaning, photo and locksmiths business and expanding its services such as mobile phone and iPad repairs.

Our colleagues are the heart and soul of our company and everyone is considered to be part of the Timpson family and we therefore take great care in operating our business and in selecting our business partners and suppliers. The products we sell are sourced from a broad range of suppliers – both national and international primarily China.

Our Supply Chain

We are committed to our corporate social responsibilities at a local, national and international level.  We internally review our supply chain to assess both human trafficking and slavery risk.  Our Buying team is fully committed and focused on ensuring that we purchase goods only from legitimate companies that meet all appropriate legislation and are not in any way engaged in or associated with Modern Slavery or Human Trafficking.

Our suppliers are required to comply with our Ethical Trading Policy and we undertake ethical audits and a full Company profile including hours of work, labour practices, working conditions, onsite accommodation, health & safety, environment, supply chain management and wages. We also require compliance with our Group’s Code of Business Ethics and Conduct and anti-slavery policy.

Group wide risk assessments are carried out to highlight any areas where we may be vulnerable to the risk of modern slavery and, where necessary, will strengthen our processes in the areas highlighted. We are also reviewing our supplier due diligence and audit processes to ensure compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“Act”). In addition, we are updating our supplier trading terms and Ethical Trading Policy in relation to the Act.

Should any instances of non-compliance with the Act arise in relation to any of our suppliers then this will be reviewed and appropriate action taken.

Approved by the Timpson Board – September 2016


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