The Modern Slavery Act 2015 makes it a requirement for every company with a significant annual turnover to have a Modern Slavery Statement. For us, this commitment is not just a legal obligation, but a moral one.

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London Stone employees have the protection of managers who are trained to spot likely breaches of the legislation.

London Stone: a business with integrity

We see ourselves as more than just a business. The company employs around 130 staff who work in sales, operations, transport, bespoke stone, management and marketing. We have two distribution centres, a factory-style facility, and a growing number of showrooms across the UK. London Stone is a hub of skilled professionals committed to delivering high-quality paving, cladding and selected lifestyle products.

We take our ethical responsibilities very seriously and see vigilance against modern slavery a necessary part in our continuation to do so. Over the years, we’ve mapped our supply chain to help improve labour conditions amongst our suppliers, and we support No Child Left Behind in our fight against child labour.

London Stone's zero-tolerance policy

Modern slavery—keeping people in servitude against their will—is an inhumane practice affecting millions worldwide. As our part in the fight against it, we’ve put in place robust measures to identify risks and implement effective controls. This ensures transparency in all business operations and we expect the same standard from our suppliers and partners.

London Stone's modern slavery statement outlines the company’s proactive steps to prevent and minimize modern slavery within its business and supply chains. This statement is part of a broader Modern Slavery Policy, regularly reviewed and updated to reflect the company's evolving strategies and adherence to ethical standards.

Focusing on high-risk areas

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London Stone is careful about its recruiting processes, to ensure our staff are not being exploited.

Stone is often sourced from countries where the risk of modern slavery is significant. We are increasing scrutiny and developing new working practices to mitigate these risks. Our comprehensive risk assessment also extends to our own recruitment processes, ensuring minimal risk among company employees.

The scope of the policy

This policy isn't just a document; it’s part of a culture that permeates every level of London Stone. From directors to delivery drivers, everyone is responsible for upholding these standards and being vigilant. Regular training gives staff understanding and awareness of the signs of slavery. And we champion open communication, so they can raise the alarm should a suspicion arise.

Continuous improvement and training

Ongoing training is important to London Stone’s strategy. Managers and directors receive comprehensive external training to understand and identify risks of modern slavery and These efforts are instrumental in ensuring that the company stays ahead in mitigating risks and maintaining high ethical standards.

London Stone's commitment to fighting modern slavery is not just about compliance. By engaging with the problem, London Stone is not only protecting its business but also contributing to a more humane society.

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