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Modern Slavery Statement

This statement has been published in accordance with the UK Modern Slavery Act. It sets out the steps being taken in Big Home Shop Limited (“BHS”) to prevent modern slavery in its own business and supply chain for the financial year ending 31st December 2020. Being part of a global supply chain, BHS recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking.

The Company

BHS is a multi-territory E-commerce retailer, primarily targeting the B2C market segment and focusing on products for the home and garden.

Based in Lancashire, UK, BHS was founded in 2012 and has enjoyed growth over the past few years which has been facilitated via both acquisition and organic growth.

We source our products from suppliers in China and UK and sell primarily business to consumer in the following territories:

  • UK & Ireland
  • Europe: France, Italy, Spain, Germany and Netherlands

We have a central business facility in Padiham, UK.

The Company does not believe there are any activities which may be considered high risk.

Slavery

On an annual basis, BHS undertakes an audit to ensure compliance of National Minimum Wage and National Living Wage requirements for all employees.

BHS also ensures that all employees’ working hours are managed in line with the Working Time Regulations 1998.

Human Trafficking

BHS ensures that every employee or temporary worker has the right to work in the UK in line with Home Office guidance for the Prevention of Illegal Working.

BHS ensures that all its employees are familiar with its policies and procedures and conduct themselves in a way which positively reflects our values as a fair, non-discriminatory and equal opportunities employer.

Supply Chains

BHS wants to ensure that members of our supply chain equally support our Company Values.

Looking ahead for 2021, BHS will continue to work towards ensuring all suppliers sign up to agreements, which would require their compliance with Modern Slavery legislation.

Approval

This statement was approved on the 1st January 2021 by the Company’s Chief Officers who will review and update it annually.

Date: 1st January 2021