Our parent company is Toni & Guy International Limited (the Company). This statement is made on behalf of all group companies of the Company (together with the Company, the Group) and the director of the Company whose name appears at the bottom of this statement has been authorised by all companies in the group to sign it. The Group provides haircare products, accessories specialist furniture and equipment to hairdressing salons, and franchises hair salons worldwide.
The Company had a turnover of just over £55.9m for the last audited financial year (ending 31 August 2015).The Group employs around 1,255 people worldwide.
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 Ethical Code reflects our 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 our supply chains.
In terms of preventing slavery and human trafficking, we have two main areas of focus: first in the production of Toni & Guy, label.m and related branded products; and second in the labour used in any Toni & Guy or Essensuals branded salons.
Our branded products are produced by a number of different manufacturers, all of whom we require to sign up to our Ethical Agreement, which requires them to take all reasonable steps to ensure that they comply with all legislation and ethical standards.
Most Toni & Guy salons are franchisee-owned, and run at arm’s length. However, our franchise agreements requires all our franchisees to abide by employment law requirements. This would of course include a requirement not to use forced labour and to comply with immigration requirements.
We strongly encourage employees, franchisees, customers, suppliers or any third party to bring any suspected wrongdoing on these (or any other issues) to our attention. Others should bring any matters to the attention of our group General Counsel, John Miller, who is responsible for compliance matters.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 August 2017.