_modern slavery and human trafficking statement for 2021
object considers modern slavery and human trafficking extremely serious crimes, grave violations of human rights and contrary to the ethical standards and values we hold dear. we have a zero tolerance approach to such abuses. we are committed to preventing modern slavery in our organisation and ensuring that our supply chain is as equally free of both modern slavery and human trafficking (within the reasonable bounds of our influence and control to ensure compliance with the Act by our supply chain and / or assure ourselves of their compliance).
object is a company registered in England which manufactures and sells beauty products. we're an SME with less than 10 full time employees. our HQ is in Madrid and we have several remote workers based in the UK.
due to the nature of our business, our staff are not generally considered to be vulnerable to modern slavery. however, we are not complacent, and have robust policies and procedures in place. our focus, however, is on ensuring that our supply chain complies with the Act, relevant object policies and procedures, and our ethical standards.
_our supply chain
we're committed to improving our practices to identify and eliminate modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains, and to act ethically and with integrity in all of our business relationships. our supply chain comprises manufacturers of our products, accessories and packaging.
object has implemented several policies and procedures in relation to modern slavery and human trafficking. these include an internal code of ethics that all staff must comply with, a comprehensive staff handbook and a supplier code of conduct (see further below).
_supply chain due diligence
object aims to work with only those suppliers that demonstrate high levels of commitment to monitoring and reducing the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking taking place within their organisations or supply chains. as a pre-condition to supplying object, suppliers must sign our supplier code of conduct. If suppliers refuse to sign our supplier code of conduct we will find alternative suppliers.
_plans for 2021
we're a start-up and so have not yet fully implemented a staff training program, however, during the 2021 financial year we plan to take steps to improve staff knowledge of modern slavery and human trafficking, and the requirements under the Act, by developing a training plan to increase staff awareness and understanding.
this statement is made pursuant to Part 6, section 54 of the Act and constitutes object’s anti-slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2021 and has been approved by object’s board of directors.