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Modern Slavery Statement for financial year 2018

This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that ETB Tyres Limited and its subsidiary companies (ETB) have taken and are continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.

Our organisation's structure and our business

ETB is a subsidiary within the Bridgestone Corporation group of companies ("Bridgestone"), the largest manufacturer of tyres and rubber products worldwide. Bridgestone is focused on its mission of "Serving Society with Superior Quality" and the Bridgestone global corporate social responsibility commitment "Our Way to Serve". Through its Mission, Bridgestone strives to be a company trusted by the world.

Our policies in relation to slavery and human trafficking

ETB has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. ETB is committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings. Our employees operate under a number of policies to endure a high standard of social, governance and ethical compliance. These include:

  • The Bridgestone Group Statement on Human Rights

 

This statement guides us on all matters affecting human rights and labour practices. It expressly prohibits any child labor or forced labour.

  • Bridgestone Code of Conduct

 

The Bridgestone Group prohibits forced/compulsory labour in our organisation, and in our supply chain and is applicable to all employees and locations in the companies of the Bridgestone Group. It is reflected in our Code of Conduct which explains the manner in which we behave as an organisation and how we expect our employees and suppliers to act. Bridgestone requires that all its group companies and their employees respect fundamental human rights, as set forth in their national law, EU law and applicable international conventions. We promote respect, dignity and diversity. In its Code of Conduct Bridgestone requires that all its employees, including those of its group companies such as ETB, do not discriminate against other employees: differences in opportunities and/or treatment must be based on only on elements relating to an employee’s ability, competence, and achievement. We do not allow any discrimination on the basis of race, ethnicity, nationality, birthplace, colour, age, gender, sexual orientation, disability, religion, political affiliation, union membership, marital status or any other characteristic that may be protected by law.

The Bridgestone Code of Conduct can accessed here:

https://www.bridgestone.com/responsibilities/code/index.html

Whistleblowing

We operate whistleblowing hotlines through which employees may raise concerns about legal or policy violations or concerns, such as how colleagues are being treated, or suspected practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of retaliation.

Charles Ivill

Managing Director

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