Cookson Precious Metals Ltd (“the Company”) takes a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking and we are committed to ensuring that our business operates in a socially responsible manner.
The Company is a subsidiary of Heimerle + Meule GmbH and a member of the Heimerle + Meule Group. It is a supplier of products and services to market sectors that utilise precious metals as a part of their operations, most notably jewellery and industrial sectors. The Company acquires and/or supplies products and services to members of the Heimerle + Meule Group as well as procurement from external suppliers in the UK, Europe and Asia.
The Company is committed to ensure there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business, which includes the supply chain servicing the Company. Our Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Policy reflects the zero-tolerance we expect of our employees and supply chain partners. This forms part of our overall Code of Conduct, which underpins our commitment to strive for the highest standards of ethics and integrity in all of our business relationships.
This requires the development of effective systems, controls and operating policies to ensure modern slavery and human trafficking does not take place anywhere within transactions and relationships within the Company.
Our supply chains will consist of the supply of products and services relating to our trade-in market sectors relating to precious metals, as well as general support services to enable the operation of the business, significant examples would be marketing services, courier and mail services.
We utilise a number of methods in order to identify and mitigate risks:
• Provide employees with a clearly stated and comprehensive policy on Modern Slavery
• Have systems in place to identify, mitigate and monitor the risk of slavery and/or human trafficking in our supply chains. This may include registration to, or to follow the principles of, particular operating standards or codes of practice. In some cases we may be audited to assess our adherence to various aspects of a particular operating standard.
• To ensure where an issue is identified, there is a robust investigation and if necessary, any rectification is applied to restore adherence to the policy. Included in this is the protection of any whistle blower, where applicable.
This policy has been reviewed and approved by the board of directors on 13 December 2018