Environmental and Sustainability Policy Statement

Simpson-London is a privately-owned company manufacturing luxury leather goods.

We recognise that our activities can impact upon the environment and such we have created and

environmental and sustainability policy to help identify and minimise these impacts.

We ensure that our policy is:

  • Checked, updated and agreed by our senior management team.

  • Available to the public, our staff and those working on behalf of the company, on company

  • noticeboards.

  • Implemented through our day to day activities.

  • Monitored for success on an annual basis.

Simpson-London commits to:

  • Preventing pollution from activities at our manufacturing facility.

  • Continual environmental improvement.

  • Complying with applicable environmental legislation and other requirements.

Simpson-London aims to:

  • Minimise production of waste and increase recycling rates by following the waste hierarchy

  • (reduce, reuse, recycle)

  • Minimise consumption of energy and water.

  • Minimise the environmental impact of activities on site.

  • Minimise emission from vehicle use.

  • Promote the use of materials with recycled content or from sustainably managed sources.

  • We recognise the importance of sustainable development and will work with our suppliers to ensure

  • that projects meet our sustainability requirements.

Environment

We are committed to continually looking for ways to reduce our impact on the environment and

working to prevent pollution. We pay attention to waste minimisation and resource efficiency and

ensure we source sustainable materials where practically and economically feasible.

Resources

We are committed to achieving a reduction with regards to the use of electricity, gas and water in

our manufacturing facility.

Staff

We are committed to providing a safe working environment that focuses on the prevention of injury,

encouraging mental well-being and health. We believe that everyone has a role to play in creating a

safe working environment for themselves, those they work with and also ensuring that the public

are not endangered by any of our activities.

We recognise the value of our employees and with them to develop their potential and increase

their competence through regular training and appraisals.

Community

The communities in which we operate can be affected by our projects and we work towards

mitigating the potential nuisance of our activities.

We work to ensure that we interact positively with the communities in which we operate. Effective

communication is important so that all who work for us or on our behalf are aware of their

responsibilities to ensure a high standard of environmental and community care is maintained.

Process

We are committed to improving the effectiveness of our management system in order to provide

opportunities to maximise our delivery performance to all stakeholders.

Finally we are aware that the livelihoods of our staff and, to some extent, our suppliers depend on

our continued existence. This is best served by our continued commitment to producing quality

work.

Procurement

At Simpson-London we are committed to reducing our environmental impact. This commitment is an

integral and fundamental part of our strategy and operating practises.

Leather and Skins: Simpson-London strictly oppose any practice that cause animal’s distress of

suffering or deny them opportunity to behave naturally.

STATEMENT ABOUT OTHER LEATHERS

We fully support CITES and only select products from sustainable sources. We use skins in Appendix

II and the CITES convention. These skins are imported into the EU accompanied by an export

certificate issued by the government of the country of origin.

All skins/materials sourced by Simpson London Limited are carefully chosen to ensure they have

come from suppliers who support and take part in the environmental & sustainable processes

Packaging and paper: The printed stationery and packaging we use is sourced from suppliers that

operate within the guidelines of the FCS (Forest Stewardship Council) and PEFC (Programme for the

Endorsement of Forest Certification). Wherever possible, paper and packaging is recycled within the

business and all employees are asked to carefully consider whether a given document needs to be

printed.

Social Responsibility

Simpson-London expects its suppliers to act with integrity and treat employees and labourers with

respect.

This includes:

Ethics

1) Highest Ethical Behaviour

Our policies and practises direct Simpson-London suppliers to conduct business lawfully and

ethically wherever they operate.

2) Anti-corruption

We expect our suppliers to comply with all laws and regulations forbidding payment of

money, products, gifts or services, directly or indirectly, to any individuals or entities in order

to corruptly induce favourable business treatment or to corruptly affect governmental

decisions.

Human Rights and Labour

1) Condition of Employment

We stress to our suppliers the importance of operating reasonable working hours to

maintain a positive and productive work environment consistent with commonly accepted

practices in each locale. We oppose any form of forced, bonded or indentured labour, or

involuntary prison work. Further, compensation practises should comply with applicable

wage laws, including those relation to minimum wages, overtime compensation and legally

mandated benefits.

2) Discrimination

Our company expects suppliers to prohibit discrimination against of harassment of any

employee or applicant on the basis of race, colour, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age,

disability, national origin, or any other factor deemed unlawful.

3) Freedom to Associate

Suppliers should respect the rights of workers to associate freely and seek representation in

accordance with local laws.

4) Humane Treatment

Simpson-London objects to any form of harsh or inhumane treatment, including sexual

harassment, sexual abuse, corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion or verbal

abuse.

5) Prohibition of Child Labour

Our policies oppose child labour and we forbid our suppliers to use child labour in any

facility or business

6) Working and Living Conditions

We expect our suppliers to have a healthy and safe working environment in accordance with

all applicable laws and regulations and to protect employees.