Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
For the year ending 31st December 2019
Sigma Sports fully supports the government’s objectives to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking.
About Sigma Sports
We are a UK based retailer with both an online platform and two retail spaces, which offers bicycles and triathlon equipment as well as having multiple state-of-the-art workshops for bicycle repairs & upgrades. We have a unique and vibrant culture and a team of people who genuinely care about our business and its customers, we currently employ around 160 people.
About our supply chain
Sigma Sports look to source goods from multiple countries, we make sure the suppliers we use are protecting workers’ rights – such as visiting factories where our own brand stock is manufactured to check working conditions are being met and vetting suppliers for suitability wherever practicable. We are committed to ensuring that our supply chains are free of any taint of slavery or trafficking. To ensure this, we are committed to working ethically with integrity, and seek to work with those organisations who also want to and can demonstrate they work in that way and share our values.
Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We have a range of policies in place including anti-bribery, anti-fraud and corruption, whistleblowing, disciplinary procedures, diversity and conflict of interest which reflect our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify, monitor and mitigate against industry risk, business transaction risk and risk in the countries in which we operate, we have in place policies and systems across our business; our trading partners; and our supply chains to:-
• Identify inappropriate employment practices;
• Identify, assess and monitor other potential risk areas;
• Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring;
• Protect whistle-blowers; and
• Investigate reports of Modern Slavery.
Going forward we intend to enhance our supplier due diligence process. We recognise that due to the large number of supplier relationships throughout our business a risk-based approach is appropriate in seeking to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our business or our supply chain.
We will establish a process to allow the company to identify its higher risk relationships which enables us to tailor our supplier due diligence accordingly. We are continuing to structure this process. To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business we are developing the training available for our staff, and we encourage them to identify and report any potential concerns.