Modern Slavery Act

FREEMANS GRATTAN HOLDINGS – Modern Slavery Statement

Freemans Grattan Holdings Limited

Freemans Public Limited Company

Grattan Public Limited Company

This statement has been published in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that we have taken to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking during the year ended 25th February 2017.

The Freemans Grattan Holdings Group of companies strictly prohibits modern slavery and human trafficking in its operations and supply chain.

Forms of modern slavery may include but are not limited to, working under threat or penalty, being forced to work very long hours without rest breaks, being forced and/or coerced to accept wages that are below the level set by applicable national laws, depending on the employer for housing, food or other necessities, withholding of passports and limitations on movements of workers. Human trafficking is where a person arranges or facilitates the travel of another person with a view to that person being exploited. Modern slavery and human trafficking are crimes and a violation of human rights.

Freemans Grattan Holdings is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Otto Group. The Otto Group as a member of the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI) complies in all external and internal dealings with the BSCI Code of Conduct.

The BSCI is a common monitoring and qualification system to improve the working conditions in the global supply chains of retailers, importers and brand companies.