Modern Slavery Statement


Here at the Trenao Group of Companies, we are committed to high standards of ethical and governance arrangements in respect of impartiality and integrity. We have a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery, and support the UK Government’s objectives to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking. We are committed to ensure no materials, manufactured in any of our factories use or support any form of child labour or human trafficking.

Our Commitments

Trenao is committed to protecting and respecting human rights and have a zero tolerance approach towards modern slavery. We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains or any part of our business. We do not enter into business with any organisation, which knowingly supports, or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude or forced or compulsory labour.

As an equal opportunities employer, we’re also committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our people. Our recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK.

Our business and supply chain

Trenao specializes in natural stone and partner with factories in China, Vietnam, Europe and Ireland. We only use skilled labour in these factories to produce a high quality products as we deliver our mission of making a better future for people and the environment in the natural stone mining and production environments.

Our Purpose

  • we keep people safe and provide peace of mind
  • we protect and enhance the environment
  • we use our information and expertise to help people make informed decisions
  • create value and minimise cost to the end user.

Throughout 2023, we will continue to focus on our mission of making a better future for people and the environment in natural stone production. Our investment in development of new products and systems, and the use of local suppliers also supports and helps to improve the working environment.

As we continue to grow and evolve, our commitment to delivering our essential values to protect life, and the environment remains unchanged. From supporting new government incentives to investing in more modern machinery all contribute towards our goals.

Our suppliers are sourced through rigorous quality procedures and other public sector frameworks, as well as through competitive tender processes. Our factory relationship’s stem back to over 20 years ago.

Due diligence within our supply chain

We follow strict guidance and build appropriate measures into our sourcing, supplier on-boarding and contract management processes, therefore minimising our exposure to risk. Using supply chain due diligence principles enables us to make a judgement on transactions and the integrity of our supply chain.

We aim to build relationships with our suppliers to ensure they comply with our values and that they are aware of our commitment to protect human rights and the environment. As part of our procurement processes, we require all of our suppliers to comply with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act.

Risk assessment and management

Suppliers who were identified as displaying characteristics of a higher level of modern slavery risk have been requested to provide further information, in order to determine whether appropriate policy and processes to identify and manage these risks are in place, and whether the level of due diligence they undertake and protection they afford their supply chain and employees is sufficient.

We will engage with those suppliers identified as having areas of potential risk to provide guidance on the support that is available to help mitigate their own supply chain risk and improve their own policy and processes in regards to modern slavery. For example making them aware of the UK Government Modern Slavery Assessment tool, which provides suppliers with tailored good practice recommendations to improve their anti-slavery activity.

We will continue to work closely with the supplier to remedy identified issues and put systems in place to ensure they meet our requirements and to also prevent issues in the future.

If a supplier fails to adequately remediate the issue, the relationship would be re-evaluated and if necessary, terminated.

Key performance indicators

Where potential modern slavery impacts are identified within a contract requirement, we will work with our suppliers to develop appropriate KPIs to monitor and manage performance in regards to these risks.

Training on modern slavery and trafficking

All procurement team members are also required to undertake mandatory modern slavery awareness training. We will ensure our staff involved in procurement activity are aware of and follow modern slavery procurement guidance on GOV.UK.