Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement(made and published pursuant to the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015)
Introduction from the Managing Director
We are proud of the steps we have taken to combat slavery and human trafficking.
Our parent company is Smartwares Group, Jules Verneweg 87, 5015 BH Tilburg, The Netherlands. We have over 400 employees throughout 16 offices worldwide.
Our supply chains
We conduct routine internal social compliance audits with our first-tier suppliers, with human trafficking and slavery being one of the key areas we assess. During these audits, we speak at random to supplier employees to assess their voluntary employment, their employment freedom and the holding of identification documentation.
We require and oversee our first-tier suppliers conducting their own audits of our second-tier suppliers, and we review their audit reports constantly.
Our approach to slavery and human trafficking
Shared core values are at the heart of the Smartwares business: they define who we are, how we work, what we believe in, and what we stand for. We understand the fundamental importance of ethical trading and are committed to earning the respect of our personnel, customers and suppliers worldwide. This statement is made by Smartwares to affirm our commitment to upholding basic human rights, prohibiting forced or involuntary labour in the production of Smartwares products. All Smartwares personnel are expected to comply with our approach. We expect our business operations, our people and every company that we work with to conduct business ethically and legally throughout our global organisation.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
- Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
- Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
- Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
- Protect whistle blowers.
Supplier adherence to our values
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015