Modern slavery statement

As a manufacturer of personal care and hygiene products, the raw material for many of our products come from the forest. The industries for forestry and forest products are high risk for modern slavery practices, including forced labour and trafficking[1]. Aside from the hazardous nature of forestry and logging activities, risk factors in the sector can include exploitative conditions, excessive working hours, potential use of migrant workforces and vulnerable workers, labour contractors and other middlemen, and long, complex and non-transparent supply chains[2].

Asaleo Care sources sustainable pulp and pulp-based products and applies multiple policies and governance tools across our procurement process to address any potential risk to human rights in our operations and extensive global sup­ply chains.

Our fibre, paper and fibre-based product supply chains are subject to our Responsible Forestry and Fibre Sourcing Policy. Our products, certified to Forest Stewardship Council® (FSC®) FSC-C101950, are assured to be free from any direct or indirect involvement in activities that violate traditional and human rights in forestry operations, as required by the International Labour Organization (ILO) Convention 169[3].

Asaleo Care's Modern Slavery Statement was released on Wednesday 19 February 2020.

To view our statement: Modern Slavery Preliminary Statement


 

[1] Global Slavery Index 2018; US Department of Labour, 2018 List of Goods Produced by Child Labour of Forced Labour; Verite 2017. Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal and Corporate Supply Chains.

[2] Verite 2017. Strengthening Protections Against Trafficking in Persons in Federal and Corporate Supply Chains; and Know the Chain. Investor snapshot: forced labour in forestry (incl. paper and forest products).

[3] According to FSC-STD-40-004 V3-0.