This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Gardamed’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending March 2024.

Modern slavery takes many forms including slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour, child exploitation and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.

During 2023-2024 we intend to take the following steps to combat modern slavery.

1.            Risk assess all new suppliers using the Global Slavery Index and ask them to certify that they have taken steps to eradicate modern slavery within their own organisation and supply chain.

2.            Notify all existing suppliers of our expectations and their obligations in relation to the prohibition of modern slavery.

3.            Include appropriate measures in our due diligence processes for sourcing suppliers, subcontractors and acquisitions on a risk assessed basis.

4.            Where appropriate we will include reference to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in our policies and procedures.

5.            Engage in social media activity around Anti-Slavery Day to further increase awareness.