Modern slavery statement.
We are committed to eradicating modern slavery throughout our supply chains, in-line with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
All our suppliers are subject to our Anti-Slavery Policy, which has been built into their contracts with our wholesale partner. As part of the contracting process, they include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children. It is mandatory for all suppliers to sign this commitment, which is contractually binding.
We strive to ensure that Far East manufacturers of our private label products have been audited to set standards, including confirmation that they comply with the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code. Staff are also employed in the Far East China to visit factories unannounced to conduct snap inspections of working conditions and report any issues to the merchandising team. It is insisted that any required corrective action is undertaken promptly and effectively, or the factory in question will no longer be used.