Modern Slavery Act

It is a common misconception that slavery is confined to the developing nations of the world. Modern slavery is a global issue with UK Government estimates suggest that tens of thousands are suffering within Britain alone. As a company, Daler-Rowney recognises the increasing threat and significant harm caused by Modern Slavery.

There are many forms of Modern Slavery such as;
  • Forced Labour
  • Debt Bondage
  • Human Trafficking
  • Decent Based Slavery
  • Child Labour
Our Business Daler-Rowney operates two manufacturing units, each specialised in the production of different product categories. colour (paints), paper and board are manufactured in Bracknell, United Kingdom, and brushes and canvas are produced in La Romana in the Dominican Republic. 
With its three-pronged approach to product development, sales and marketing of colour, surfaces and brushes, Daler-Rowney is unique amongst the leaders in the fine art market in that it is able to integrate the manufacturing of its branded products across the three pillars of the fine art category. To meet the needs of artists of all levels of expertise, and to offer solutions adapted to the many different distribution channels offering artist materials, Daler-Rowney has also developed a segmented product offering that anticipates market trends and ensures that customers can easily access quality art materials wherever they are across the world.

Our Policies & Procedures

As a company that sources many raw materials and component parts from around the world, Daler-Rowney Ltd recognises that there is a real risk of Modern Slavery within its own supply chain and is working to continuously improve its response to this risk.

Daler-Rowney Ltd has implemented a number of measures already.

Managed by the Heads of Regulatory Affairs, Quality Control & Purchasing, Daler-Rowney has implemented a purchasing procedure that aims to block business with suppliers where adequate risk assessments have not been made or where risk assessments and due diligence identifies concerns.

Due to a large number of raw materials, component parts and respective suppliers that Daler-Rowney manages, the identification of the high-risk areas within its supply chain is taking place and due diligence is been carried out on prioritised suppliers.

Daler-Rowney has invested in an online portal that generates automated questionnaires, logs and tracks auditing and opens-up transparency in the supply chain. Daler-Rowney is looking to expand the use of this tool in the coming year to improve its due diligence approach to supplier selection.

Daler-Rowney has an established Whistleblowing Policy. This policy encourages people to come forward and report any wrongdoing or unethical behaviour without fear of reproach. As part of this policy, Daler-Rowney is committed to protecting and supporting any whistleblowers.

Recruitment policy. We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.

Daler-Rowney will continue to develop and enhance its processes to gain a greater understanding of where our risk of slavery and human trafficking is the largest. Daler-Rowney will continue to manage those risks, review policies and processes and monitor its progress to ensure no slavery and human trafficking is present within our operations and supply chain. Furthermore, an awareness campaign is planned for the forthcoming financial year. This statement is made pursuant to section 54(i} of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Modern Slavery statement for Daler-Rowney.

Dominique Paradis
Daler-Rowney Ltd