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together and following our values.
We believe that everyone in our organisation is responsible for having due regard for
human rights. In particular:
I believe these attributes are apparent to everyone on the inside
of the business and to everyone who visits our mill, but it’s also
hugely rewarding for this to be recognised from the outside too.”
Weavers for 300 years and 10 generations
• The board has overall responsibility for ensuring that human rights considerations
are integral in the way in which existing operations and new opportunities are
In 2020 we celebrated 300 years of weaving under ten generations of the
developed and managed.
Walters family’s stewardship. We were also delighted to be announced as
• Managers and supervisors must provide visible leadership that promotes human
winners of the Best Family Business in East Anglia and the East of England.
rights as an equal priority to other business issues. They also have a responsibility for
identifying abuses that occur.
• All employees are responsible for ensuring that their own actions do not impair the
human rights of others. They are also encouraged to bring forward, in confidence,
any concerns that they may have about human rights abuses.
Sudbury Silk Mills’ culture is one of openness, integrity and accountability and we require
our employees to act fairly in their dealings with fellow employees, customers, suppliers and
We have a code of conduct that applies to all employees and our external business partners,
which aims to ensure that we maintain consistently high ethical standards, while recognising
that our business operates in markets and countries with cultural differences and practices.
Anti-Bribery and Corruption
Sudbury Silk Mills has a zero-tolerance policy towards bribery and corruption that extends to
“We were all extremely proud to receive this award
and for the recognition that it brings. We hope the
judges saw what a special group of people we have
in our team and the importance of what we are
trying to accomplish. It highlights the importance
we place on working together and following our
I believe these attributes are apparent to everyone
on the inside of the business and to everyone who
visits our mill, but it’s also hugely rewarding for
this to be recognised from the outside too.”
all business dealings and transactions in which we are involved. This includes a prohibition
on making political donations, offering or receiving inappropriate gifts or making undue
Anglia and the East of England.
payments to influence the outcome of business dealings.
“We were all extremely proud to receive this award and for the