Procurement

The specialist Paintbox procurement team has extensive experience of setting up supply chains for Paintbox-sourced components and OEM-specified suppliers.

We source tooling from the UK, China and Europe depending on the technical, commercial and timing requirements of each project.

Our tooling experience encompasses injection-mould tools, RIM, vacuum-forming tooling, gauges, jigs, die cast and press tooling, simple assembly fixtures and complex automated and poke-yoke assembly machines.

We have established global supply chains that bring in a wide range of components, ranging from electronic modules to die-cast components.

Balancing commercial, quality, timing and risk factors to provide optimal solutions, Paintbox has the flexibility to manage the supply chains that deliver the best results for our customers.

EDI/sequencing

Providing Tier 1 supplier activities such as just-in-time and just-in-sequence services requires sophisticated electronic order management capabilities.

Paintbox uses cutting-edge technology to ensure the highest standard of management and service. EDI, MRP and ERP systems form the backbone of our communications provision.




Modern Slavery Act 2015:

slavery and human trafficking statement

INTRODUCTION FROM THE EXECUTIVE TEAM

It is a priority for PAINTBOX to ensure that we trade ethically, source responsibly and work to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking throughout our organisation and in our supply chain. We take seriously any allegation of human rights abuse in all its forms and will not tolerate human rights abuse against individuals within PAINTBOX’S own organisation or our supply chain.

OUR COMMITMENT

PAINTBOX is committed to preventing modern slavery and human trafficking throughout our business and supply chain and to understanding the modern slavery risks that may be present.

We do this by:

• continuing to take steps to find effective methods to eliminate slavery and human trafficking practices. We are working towards full transparency of our supply chain

• ensuring our policies and procedures are reviewed regularly and that we have development and training processes in place to enable our internal teams and our suppliers to have appropriate awareness and understanding of the issues and our responsibilities

• respecting internationally recognised human rights, ensuring the people who provide the products and services we buy and use are treated fairly, and that their fundamental human rights are protected and respected • ensuring new suppliers understand our requirements before they commence working with us, and that existing suppliers comply with those requirements. Continuous improvement lies at the heart of our business. We aim to conduct our business in an ethical manner and to develop positive relationships with our suppliers to raise standards of working conditions in the factories where our products are made.

OUR BUSINESS

PAINTBOX is a UK based automotive manufacturer and supplier of painted premium-quality exterior systems. We also offer a Tier 1- and Tier 2-level supply of a wide range of exterior and interior paint solutions (short and long run) and associated support services. The Group is primarily comprised of:

Paintbox Birmingham

Paintbox Banbury

Paintbox Editions

Paintbox Transportation Services

Paintbox employs approximately 500 people.

OUR POLICIES ON SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-Slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.

TRAINING

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to our staff.

FURTHER STEPS

Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we have taken to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains we intend to take further steps to combat slavery and human trafficking.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st December 2018

15th November 2018

James Sharp

Chief Executive Officer