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UK Modern Slavery Act

The Egmont Group has commercial activities in the UK and an annual global net turnover of more than GBP 36m and is thus obliged to prepare a statement for the UK Modern Slavery Act

The Egmont Code of Conduct (CoC), together with applicable policies, is the backbone of Egmont’s work with human rights and labour rights. The Egmont CoC is operationalized in The Egmont Social Compliance Programme through a focus on responsible supply chain management. The work rests on due diligence processes and analyses of risks in sourcing countries. Egmont operates with three risk groups:

  • Group 1: Suppliers are audited every 12 months
  • Group 2: Suppliers are audited every 12-24 months
  • Group 3: Suppliers are audited ad hoc

Egmont requires social audits based on the risk matrix at first-tier/core manufacturers and applicable subcontractors around the world and only accepts Egmont audits or third-party social audits that are on par with the Egmont Social Compliance Programme.

Egmont has procedures in place if it experiences or is made aware of instances of forced/bonded labour, slavery or human trafficking, and will engage immediately and take appropriate action. Egmont’s risk analyses of modern slavery in the supply chain are based on several acknowledged, international tools and analyses, and Egmont seeks to evaluate these on an ongoing basis.

Through due diligence processes and the Egmont Social Compliance Programme, Egmont strives to be aware of potential violations.

Egmont does not accept any form of modern slavery in Egmont nor in the supply chain.