Olive & Orange Ltd is committed to addressing and combating modern slavery and human trafficking within our operations and supply chains. We recognise that modern slavery is a global issue that requires collective action and a steadfast commitment to human rights.
Our Business and Values: Olive & Orange Ltd is a design, online retail, and licensing business that operates with integrity, transparency, and respect for human rights. We are dedicated to conducting our business in an ethical and responsible manner, ensuring that our products and services are sourced and delivered without any involvement in modern slavery.
Our Commitment: We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking. We are committed to ensuring that our operations and supply chains are free from any form of forced labour, human trafficking, debt bondage, or child labour. We strive to create an environment where everyone involved in our business, whether employees, suppliers, or partners, is treated with dignity and respect.
Risk Assessment: We understand the importance of identifying and mitigating the risk of modern slavery within our business. We will begin a comprehensive risk assessment to map out our supply chains, identify vulnerable areas, and assess the likelihood of modern slavery issues arising. This assessment will help focus our efforts on high-risk areas and take appropriate actions to address any potential risks.
Supplier Engagement: We believe that collaboration and engagement with our suppliers are essential to combat modern slavery effectively. We will work closely with our suppliers to promote ethical practices and ensure compliance with our strict standards. We will require all suppliers to adhere to our Supplier Code of Conduct, which will explicitly prohibit any involvement in modern slavery and will outline our expectations regarding fair wages, safe working conditions, and respect for human rights.
Monitoring and Evaluation: To ensure the effectiveness of our anti-slavery measures, we will maintain robust monitoring and evaluation systems. We’ll conduct regular assessments and audits of our suppliers to verify their compliance with our standards. Additionally, we encourage open communication and feedback from employees, suppliers, and stakeholders to promptly address any concerns or suspicions related to modern slavery.
Training and Awareness: We recognise the importance of raising awareness among our employees and key stakeholders about modern slavery. We will provide comprehensive training programs that educate our workforce about the signs of modern slavery, reporting mechanisms, and their responsibilities in upholding our commitment to human rights. We will also engage in ongoing awareness campaigns to promote a culture of vigilance and encourage everyone to report any suspected cases of modern slavery.
Collaboration: We’ll actively collaborate with external stakeholders, to leverage their expertise and collectively combat modern slavery. We’ll aim to participate in industry initiatives, share best practice and contribute to the broader movement aimed at eradicating modern slavery and promoting ethical business practices.
Reporting Mechanisms: We’ll establish a confidential and accessible reporting mechanism that allows employees, suppliers, and other stakeholders to report any concerns or suspicions of modern slavery. We are committed to protecting whistleblowers and ensuring that all reports are promptly and thoroughly investigated. We encourage open dialogue and foster an environment where individuals feel safe to come forward with information.
Future Actions: We are committed to continuously improving our efforts in combating modern slavery. Once the initial framework is in place, we’ll regularly review and enhance our policies, procedures, and training programs to stay aligned with evolving best practices and legal requirements. We will also extend our reach into our extended supply chains to ensure that our commitment to ethical practices permeates throughout our business operations.
This Modern Slavery Statement represents our unwavering commitment to combat modern slavery and human trafficking. We believe that by working together and holding ourselves accountable, we can contribute to a world free from these egregious human rights abuses.
Olive & Orange Ltd Date: 13th June 2023