Linwood is firmly against any form of slavery and human trafficking and is committed to ensuring that modern slavery and human trafficking does not form any part of our business or supply chain.
Linwood is a UK based, family-run business, that supplies fabrics, wallpapers and accessories to interior designers, retailers, and furniture manufacturers across the UK and worldwide. All the products are designed by our in-house creative team and produced by various manufacturers in the UK, Europe, and other countries. Our warehouse is based in our head office in Ringwood, Hampshire, UK.
Linwood has 50 employees in the UK. In addition to providing protection against human trafficking and coercion to work against a person’s will, our stringent hiring process involves verifying that every potential employee is qualified to work in the country of employment. We are confident that there is no chance of human trafficking or slavery within our company.
We are pleased with the cooperative, enduring partnerships we have built with our manufacturing partners, and we only do business with a select group of reliable suppliers located across the globe. Suppliers must make sure that all their vendors and subcontractors follow the Modern Slavery Act 2015, as well as follow the Act themselves. We frequently visit suppliers’ locations to gain a deeper understanding of their working methods and to detect and evaluate any possible dangers.
Our Commitment to Tackling Modern Slavery
Linwood regularly reviews its policies and procedures, to identify and implement opportunities for improvement and works with employees and suppliers to communicate best practice.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Linwood’s modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the year ending 2024.
On behalf of the board of Directors.