Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
We are committed to eliminating acts of modern-day slavery and human trafficking within our business and from within our supply chains. Our annual turnover is over £36 million and we are legally obliged to report on slavery and human trafficking, this statement is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and is our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st January 2023.
Organisational structure, business and supply chains
We are an online retailer of electronic health and beauty devices based in the UK with currently 22 international websites as well as our UK site. Our business comprises of a UK head office and a UK warehouse facility based in Alderley Edge and Cheadle Hulme respectively. We also employ 3PL’s to distribute to our online customers in Europe, USA, Hong Kong, Japan and India. Our supply chains are UK, Europe, USA and Hong Kong based and are all manufacturers of products we retail.
Policy on Slavery and Human trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business or in our supply chains. This 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 within our supply chains.
We consider ourselves to be a low risk business with regard to slavery and human trafficking. However, we foster a culture that encourages the identification and reporting of any such risks within our business. We recruit all our employees either directly or through recruitment agencies who are members of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. We do not use agency workers.
Assessing and managing risk
We have a whistleblowing policy to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure that all those in our supply chains comply with our values we are putting in place a supply chain compliance programme that will require our suppliers to confirm that they have a slavery and human trafficking policy in place and that they require the same from their suppliers.
We are providing appropriate training to ensure that relevant employees understand the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking within our business and supply chains.
Signed - Andrew Showman. Director 16th December 2022