Modern slavery statement


This statement applies to TRB Chemedica (UK) Ltd (referred to as ‘the Organisation’).

Organisational structure

The organisation operates from one location in Staffordshire, England.  We are the UK subsidiary of TRB Chemedica International SA, headquartered in Switzerland. The organisation and the parent company are controlled by a Board of Directors.

The organisation’s activities encompass sales, marketing, distribution and warehousing activities in relation to a range of rheumatology and ophthalmology products classed as medical devices. The Organisation performs the sale of the aforementioned goods via the UK location and online. Demand for our product is consistently high throughout the year and is therefore not seasonal. 

The labour supplied to the Organisation in pursuance of its operation is carried out solely in the UK.


The Organisation considers that modern slavery encompasses:

  • human trafficking
  • forced work, through mental or physical threat
  • being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse or threats
  • being dehumanised, treated as a commodity or being bought or sold as property
  • being physically constrained or to have restrictions placed on freedom of movement



The Organisation acknowledges its responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery and commits to complying with the provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. The Organisation understands that this requires an ongoing review of both its internal practices in relation to its labour force and, additionally, its supply chains.

The Organisation does not enter into business with any other organisation, in the United Kingdom or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to involve itself in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.

No labour provided to the Organisation in the pursuance of the provision of its own services is obtained by means of slavery or human trafficking. The Organisation exceeds the minimum standards required in relation to its responsibilities under relevant UK employment legislation.

Supply chains

The supply chain of the Organisation is limited to the parent Company.  

Potential exposure

In general, the Organisation considers its exposure to slavery/human trafficking to be extremely limited - Nonetheless, it has taken steps to ensure that such practices do not take place in its business nor the business of any organisation that supplies goods and/or services to it.


In accordance with section 54(4) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the Organisation has taken the following steps to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place:

The Organisation carries out due diligence in relation to ensuring slavery and/or human trafficking does not take place in its organisation or supply chains, including conducting a review of its suppliers, and putting measures in place to identify and assess the potential risks in its supply chain. The Organisation has not, to its knowledge, conducted any business with another organisation which has been found to have involved itself with modern slavery. 

Date of approval: 25-02-19
Signed: A Flanagan
Print name:  Alex Flanagan
Job Title: Managing Director