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Modern Slavery Act 2015 (UK)

Signet Trading Limited expects its business suppliers to comply with the applicable laws and regulations of the United Kingdom and those of the respective country of manufacture or exportation. In accordance with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, consumers will find below details of the steps Signet is taking to address slavery and human trafficking in its direct supply chain.

Engagement in verification of product supply chains to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery:

Signet conducts risk assessments of its significant suppliers in its effort to evaluate and address risks of human trafficking and slavery. These risk assessments are conducted by independent external third parties. If potential risks are identified, a course of action is determined to best address them.

Auditing of suppliers to evaluate compliance with company standards for trafficking and slavery in supply chains:

Many of Signet’s largest suppliers are certified members of the Responsible Jewellery Council (RJC), as Signet encourages all its suppliers to be. Suppliers that are certified RJC members receive scheduled audits by independent third party firms as part of a rigorous and fulsome RJC Code of Practices certification process. Significant suppliers that are not certified members of RJC are audited by independent third party firms who conduct audits that, while announced, are only announced with sufficient advance notice to permit access. In addition, for all suppliers, purchase order terms and conditions include statements regarding compliance with all laws. By agreeing to these terms and conditions, our suppliers confirm their understanding and agreement to these compliance standards.

Compliance with the laws regarding slavery and human trafficking of the country or countries in which they are doing business:

Signet suppliers are asked to agree to adhere to the respective laws regarding human trafficking and slavery.

Maintenance of internal accountability standards and procedures for employees or contractors failing to meet company standards regarding slavery and trafficking:

Signet expects all employees to adhere to and comply with all laws which would include such laws related to human trafficking and slavery. Management is responsible for ensuring that all employees are aware of and adhere to a code of conduct which includes compliance with all laws. Any known incidences where an employee does not do so, appropriate disciplinary action is taken.

Training on human trafficking and slavery for company employees and management who have direct responsibility for supply chain management, particularly with respect to mitigating risks within the supply chains of products:

All Signet employees responsible for supply chain-related decisions and product purchasing are required to complete training and assessment programs that are geared to enhance their knowledge of various compliance matters. These programs include identifying and addressing human trafficking and slavery in Signet direct supply chains.

Modern Slavery Act Statement