This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Promerch World Ltd and its associated Companies have taken and are continuing to take, to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Promerch World Ltd has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are co mmitted to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
Promerch World Ltd and its associated Companies are online businesses selling promotional products and merchandise through business to business sales.
We have circa 50 suppliers spread across the Brands.
Some products are sourced from the far east, namely, China. We have vetted sourcing agents that have visit Directors in the UK to discuss our policies. Our Directors have also visited these agents in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. Although there is minimal risk noted through our visits and signed policy documents by these agents, the distance poses a risk. We operate a yearly visit to all facilities for sourcing.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
Promerch World Ltd and its associated Companies operate a supplier policy and maintains a preferred supplier list. We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offenses relating to modern slavery and on site, yearly audits which include a review of working conditions. Our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.
In addition to the above, as part of our contract with suppliers, we require that they confirm to us that:
We regularly conduct training for our procurement/buying teams so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain.
We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:
Approval for this statement
This statement was approved by the Company Partners on 09/01/23