EXCALIBUR FURNITURE LTD.
MODERN SLAVERY & HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT
Modern slavery is a heinous crime and a morally reprehensible act that deprives a person’s liberty
and dignity for another person’s gain. It is a real problem for millions of people around the world,
including many in developed countries, who are being kept and exploited in various forms of slavery.
Every company is at risk of being involved in this crime through its own operations and its supply
At Excalibur Furniture Ltd, we have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and are fully
committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our operation and supply chain. We have
taken concrete steps to tackle modern slavery, as outlined in our statement. This statement sets out
the actions that we have taken to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to our
business, and to implement steps to prevent slavery and human trafficking during the financial year
Our business and supply chains
• Excalibur Furniture Ltd. 500 Avebury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, MK9 2BE. UK.
• Excalibur supply premium quality stackable seating, high end ballroom chairs, meeting
room furniture and associated accessories.
• The company operates worldwide.
We establish a relationship of trust and integrity with all our suppliers, which is built upon mutually
beneficial factors. Our supplier selection procedure includes due diligence of the supplier’s
reputation, respect for the law, compliance with health, safety and environmental standards, and
references. To date we have not been made aware of any allegations of human trafficking/slavery
activities against any of our suppliers, but if we were, then we would act immediately against the
supplier and report it to the authorities.
We conduct a risk assessment of our supply chain by taking into account:
• The risk profile of individual countries based on the Global Slavery Index
• The business services rendered by the suppliers
• The presence of vulnerable demographic groups
• A news analysis and the insights of labour and human rights groups
This assessment determines our response and the risk controls that we implement.
Excalibur Furniture Ltd operates the following policies for identifying and preventing slavery and
human trafficking in our operations:
• Whistleblowing Policy – we encourage all employees, customers and suppliers to report any
suspicion of slavery or human trafficking without fear of retaliation. We provide a
confidential helpline to protect the identity of whistle-blowers.
• Code of Conduct – our code encourages employees to do the right thing by clearly stating the
actions and behaviour expected of them when representing the business. We strive to
maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when operating
abroad and managing our supply chain.
• Purchasing Code – we have updated our Purchasing Code and supplier contracts to make
explicit reference to slavery and human trafficking.
Supplier due diligence
Excalibur Furniture Ltd conducts due diligence on all new suppliers and on existing suppliers at
regular intervals. This includes:
• Assessing risks in the provision of particular services
• Auditing the suppliers, and their health and safety standards, labour relations and employee
• Requiring improvements to substandard employment practices
• Sanctioning suppliers that fail to improve their performance in line with our requirements
We require all suppliers to attest that:
• They don’t use any form of forced, compulsory or slave labour
• Their employees work voluntarily and are entitled to leave work
• They provide each employee with an employment contract that contains a reasonable notice
period for terminating their employment
• They don’t require employees to post a deposit/bond and don’t withhold their salaries for
• They don’t require employees to surrender their passports or work permits as a condition of
Excalibur Furniture Ltd has raised awareness of modern slavery issues to all our staff, which explains:
• Our commitment in the fight against modern slavery
• Red flags for potential cases of slavery or human trafficking
• How employees should report suspicions of modern slavery
In addition to the awareness programme, if required Excalibur Furniture Ltd can offer an e-learning
course to all employees, which covers:
• Various forms of modern slavery in which people can be held and exploited
• The size of the problem and the risk to our organisation
• How employees can identify the signs of slavery and human trafficking, including
unrealistically low prices
• How employees should respond if they suspect slavery or human trafficking
• How suppliers can escalate potential slavery or human trafficking issues to the relevant
people within their own organisation
• What external help is available for the victims of slavery
• What terms and guidance should be provided to suppliers in relation to slavery policies and
• What steps Excalibur will take if a supplier fails to implement anti-slavery policies or controls
• An attestation from employees that they will abide by Excalibur’s anti-slavery policy
This statement covers 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022 and has been approved by the board of
Excalibur Furniture Ltd at the board meeting on 1 April 2021.