GUD’s success has been built on strong product design and development, and its companies’ skills in offshore sourcing and supply chain management. Fundamental to the efficient and effective delivery of quality products is the long-term relationships that GUD businesses have developed with their suppliers. GUD has an established Ethical Sourcing Policy and Code in place which articulates the minimum standards suppliers should adhere to when conducting business with GUD.
In the last year, GUD has upgraded and integrated its Ethical Sourcing program with the release of GUD’s first Modern Slavery Statement published in March 2021. Consistent with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2018, the minimum ‘Bronze’ standard required of all GUD suppliers prohibits the use of involuntary labour or exercise of any ‘ownership’ type powers over workers; and requires compliance with local laws or collective bargaining agreements regulating wages and other working conditions.
As GUD acquires new businesses, it will work with each new GUD company to implement GUD’s ethical sourcing policy and code within a reasonable time after acquisition.
View a copy of our Modern Slavery Statement in the Governance section of the website.