SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT FOR FINANCIAL YEAR 2019/2020
SA Designer Parfums Limited (“Designer Parfums”) has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking, and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity at all times. We have evaluated our business dealings and relationships and assessed the level of visibility which we have in relation to operations throughout our supply chain. We are committed to improving our company’s practices to ensure we are certain that slavery and human trafficking is eradicated from our supply chain.
We are an international producer and distributor of branded fragrances and cosmetics.
Designer Parfums is based in Watford, United Kingdom and forms a part of the Shaneel Enterprises Group.
The Shaneel Enterprises Group has around 200 employees in the UK and works with third parties both within and outside the UK in relation to the manufacturing and distribution of our business’ products.
OUR SUPPLY CHAINS
Our supply chains draw on suppliers of finished goods and non-finished goods which, in the latter case, are delivered directly to or forwarded by us to British and European contract manufacturers for assembly.
For the year 2019/20 our supplies were sourced from suppliers in the European Union, Mexico, the USA, China and from a single supplier in the UAE. The majority of our relationships have been established over a number of years. As and when we take on new suppliers we select them through a combination of due diligence enquiries relating to their known performance, regulatory compliance, accreditations through recognised organisations and schemes, and references/recommendations from other suppliers and/or trusted third parties.
To date we are not aware of any slavery or human trafficking issues within our supply chain and, in the event we do become aware, we will act immediately in accordance with our legal and moral obligations.
OUR POLICIES ON SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
The Shaneel Enterprises Group has an Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy in place which applies in full to our suppliers. The Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES FOR SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
In 2019/20 we continued putting in place formal systems, in addition to reviewing and updating those already in place, to:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains;
- reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains;
- protect whistle blowers.
SUPPLIER ADHERENCE TO OUR VALUES
We have zero tolerance to modern slavery and human trafficking.
To ensure all those in our supply chain comply with our values we started to review contracts with suppliers to consider contractual obligations in addition to statutory obligations.
Representatives from each department provide an overview to the Managing Director of the suppliers of goods and services to their department and regularly monitor for any signs of modern slavery and human trafficking in the supply chain serving them. In the event an issue relating to modern slavery and/or human trafficking is identified it will be notified to the Managing Director and an investigation will be opened.
In 2019/20 we did not purchase (directly or indirectly) from any supplier found to be breaching our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to staff.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Company's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2020.
This statement was approved by the Board of SA Designer Parfums Limited on 30 September 2020.