Modern slavery – commonly called ‘slavery’, ‘child labour’ and/or ‘human-trafficking’ – is a crime and a 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. These are heinous activities that we will never engage in or condone as a business, and that we condemn in others who engage in them. We also include 'Monkey Slavery' under our modern slavery policy as to prevent supporting forced labour of monkeys in the production of cosmetic products like coconut oil.
We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern/animal slavery and will not engage in business of any description with any business who does so. We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
If we discover that any business or individual associated in any way with our business is engaged in, or otherwise supporting, and/or condoning or failing to prevent such activities, when such activities are within their control and/or influence, we will cease all connection with them. We will also consider whether we are under any reporting or other legal duty in respect of this disassociation and our reasons for it.
If you have any queries about this policy or any concerns about activities that are identified within it, and which may affect our business, please raise them without delay.