Oswell Penda Pharmaceutical Ltd
Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
INTRODUCTION FROM THE MANAGING DIRECTOR
Slavery and human trafficking remain a hidden blight on our global society. We all
have a responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in
the wider supply chain. Our employees are alert to the risks and are expected to
report their concerns, and management are expected to act upon them.
Oswell Penda Pharmaceutical Limited, trading as Oswell Penda Pharmaceutical Ltd, is an independent
medical device company. The head office is based in Oswestry, Shropshire.
The Company has an annual turnover of approximately £150,000.
The principal activity of our business is the supply of wound care products into the NHS.
OUR SUPPLY CHAINS
Our supply chains include the sourcing of both wound and personal care products from mainland Europe.
OUR POLICIES ON SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in
our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-slavery Policy reflects the
commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and
to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and
human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in out supply chains.
DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES FOR SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we:
• Build long-standing relationships with local suppliers and make clear the
expectations of business behaviour.
• Have a policy of “knowing our customer” to ensure that we are contracting with
• With regards to national or international supply chains, we expect these entities to have
suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes.
We expect each entity in the supply chain to, at least, adopt ‘one-up’ due diligence on the
next link in the chain. It is not practical for us (and every other participant in
the chain) to have a direct relationship with all links in the supply chain.
We have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistle blowers.
SUPPLIER ADHERENCE TO OUR VALUES AND ETHICS
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in the
supply chain and contractors to comply with our values.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human
trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide briefings to the
Directors and employees.
OUR EFFECTIVENESS IN COMBATING SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we
have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part
of our business or supply chains:
• Completion of audits by Directors and the Human Resource Manager.
• Use of staff monitoring and payroll systems; and
• Level of communication and personal contact with next link in the supply chain and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act
2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the current
C Chesworth (CEO)