modern slavery act

Financial year ended 1 February 2021

(Issued Pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015)

The prime operational activity of the Silentnight Group is the assembly and upholstery of mattresses, divan bed bases and headboards, including the processing of fabrics, fillings, wire and timber, and the sale and delivery of our products to retailers and customers in the UK and Ireland.

Following divestment of the Sealy UK operation during 2020, the Group now comprises one production site and one retail showroom, employing around 700 people in total. Annual sales were £100 million in the financial year ending 1 February 2021.

Silentnight Group operates a zero-tolerance policy in respect of modern slavery and human trafficking, and is fully committed to acting ethically and with integrity at our locations and in all our business dealings and relationships, in order that customers can purchase our products with confidence.

Additionally, we aim for our immediate suppliers to operate to the highest standards and to use our influence through contractual terms to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within their operations, together with their assurance that they seek similar commitment through their own supply chain.

Our recruitment procedures require all prospective employees and agency workers to provide documentary evidence of their legal entitlement to work in the UK, and our Disclosure of Information (Whistleblowing) policy is available for reporting concerns in respect of modern slavery or human trafficking.

There have been no reported instances of human trafficking or slavery activities within our organisation, nor have we become aware of any allegations made against any of our suppliers.

Over the coming year we will continue to carry out reasonable and practical due diligence in sourcing throughout our supply chain, and re-emphasise the obligations of the Modern Slavery Act within our procurement processes.