Our Modern Slavery Statement
Modern Slavery Statement 2020
Green Positive LTD, Luxury Pets
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Modern Slavery statement for the financial year ending 30th September 2020. Modern slavery is a crime and violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain (“Modern Slavery”).
We have a zero tolerance approach to Modern Slavery and we are committed to the prevention, deterrence and detection of Modern slavery within our business and within our supply chain. It is our policy to conduct all business activities with honesty, integrity and at the highest possible ethical standards. We are fully committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls within our business and within our supply chain to continually challenge our ability to combat Modern Slavery.
Our policy on Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking is our commitment to ensure that no Modern Slavery takes place in any part of our organisation or supply chain. We are a retail business for various pet products and aim to act as a marketplace for luxury pet suppliers. The policy is to ensure that no Modern Slavery takes place in any part of our supply. As a small business, we can be sure of this in our management, but not being manufacturers we have to conduct due diligence before taking on a supplier. We therefore have to conduct thorough investigations into each of the manufacturers we work with to ensure they adhere to the strictest procedures for hiring and treatment of their workers in factories and other aspects of the supply chain, in accordance with UK law. If evidence came to light of a manufacturer was in breach in any way of the Modern Slavery Act of 2015, we will immediately cut ties with that manufacturer. We only take on manufacturers that implement and enforce effective systems and controls aimed at combating Modern Slavery to prevent and deter unethical practices within their supply chains. We also support the Fair Trade scheme, so any ingredients that manufacturers receive from around the world must be sourced by ethical and fair trade means. Any employees in factories and supply chains are actively encouraged to raise concerns, in confidence, about possible issues or suspicions of Modern Slavery within the supply chain.
Our Supplier Code of Conduct is as follows:
- Our suppliers must not use child labour or forced labour - slave, prison, indentured, bonded, or otherwise.
- Our suppliers must not traffic workers or in any other way exploit workers by means of threat, force, coercion, abduction, or fraud. Working must be voluntary.
- Workers shall not be required to pay recruitment, hiring, or other similar fees related to their employment; our suppliers must bear or reimburse to their workers the cost of any such fees.
- Our suppliers must not require workers to surrender identification passports, or work permits as a condition of working save only to the extent reasonably necessary to complete legitimate administrative and immigration processing.
- Workers must be given clear, understandable contracts regarding the terms and conditions of their engagement in a language understood by the worker.
- Suppliers must use reputable staffing or recruiting agencies who also comply with the principles of the H&B Supplier Code.
- Suppliers must remunerate fairly in line with local legislation or if better industry practice, paying workers for all hours worked.
- Supplier treats all employees with respect and dignity and complies with local legislation on disciplinary practices.
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