UK Modern Slavery Act

The LYCRA Company UK LTD- Salvery and Human Trafficking Statement year ended 2019

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Salvery Act 2015 and constitutes our salvery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st December 2019. It sets out the steps we have taken to deal with the risk of salvery in our business and to ensure that there is no human trafficking in our supply chain.

Our Company: The LYCRA Company produce exceptional fiber and technology solutions for the global apparel and hygiene industries, as well as specialty chemicals used to create quality spandex (elastane).

Our CultureWe are fully committed to operating Ethically and in full compliance with all laws and regulations. Our seven Company Principles clearly articulate the bhaviours that all employees must adhere to and are the foundation of our Company Culture.

We train our employees on our Principles, including:

Our Ethics and Compliance Principle, which require employees to:

  • Exhibit strong principled behaviour.
  • Comply with all laws and regulations.

And our Humility and Respect Principle, which requires employees to:

  • Treat everyone with respect and appreciate the value of diversity.

We also ensure that our internal management processes and policies are legally complaint and aligned with our Principles, including our recruitment, onboarding, performance and talent mangement processes.

Our Code of ConductWe take the subject of human slavery very seriously, as per our Code of Conduct (codeofconduct.lycra.com) which states:

  • Forced Labour / Human Slavery  - Do not use forced labour or in any manner support human trafficking.

Through training on our Code of Conduct, and ongoing dialogue on our Principles, we ensure that our commitment to integrity and lawfulness is embedded in the workforce.

Employees are encouraged to apply sound judgment, critical thinking and the courage to do the right thing, even if that means the loss of business opportunity.

We have provided multiple channels for employees to confidentially and anonymously report any compliance concerns, including concerns about slavery or human trafficking, without fear of retaliation or harassment.

Our TrainingDuring 2020 we will provide training to increase awarness of modern slavery and human trafficking, so that supervisors can understand and identify these risks, and use the mechanisms available to report.

Our Compliance Expectation on SuppliersOur expectations regarding forced labour and human slavery are also made clear to our raw material suppliers and contractors.

Whilst we consider our risk of exposure to mordern slavery to be limited in our supply chains, we expect our suppliers and contractors to demonstrate a zero-tolerance approach to exploitation.

PublicationA copy of this statement can be found on LYCRA.com

ApprovalThis statement is written evidence of The LYCRA Company's commitment to stamp out forced labour, slavery and human trafficking. It is approved by our UK Board of Directors.