Modern Slavery Act Stament
This statement is published in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Here at Hurlingham Polo 1875 we are committed to the production of high-quality products, but also to to conducting business according to the highest ethical standards, which includes taking a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery.
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. We understand and recognise that this may take various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
Our board of directors have overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with the Company’s legal and ethical obligations, and that all those staff and third parties under its control comply with it.
We are committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business, consistent with the provisions of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We also expect the same high standards from all of our suppliers, contractors and other third parties. As part our contracting processes, we expect that these suppliers will also hold their own suppliers to the same standards set out in this policy.
Supplier relationships are critical to achieving these objectives, and we work with an established supply base, and strive to build long-term, strong and mutually beneficial partnerships, which fosters honesty and transparency. Any new suppliers that we work with would be subject to a comprehensive onboarding process to ensure that they meet the same high standard of ethics
OUR CONTRACTUAL COMMITMENT TO ETHICAL STANDARDS
All Suppliers producing our products must agree and sign up to the procedures set out in our Supplier Manual. This includes our Code of Conduct for Suppliers which incorporates our ethical business policies and practices, as well as expected standards for Labour, Welfare and Modern Slavery provisions.
As well as our Code of Conduct, we also require all vendors, factories, and contractors to adhere to our operating guidelines which set out our business, legal and ethical standards in the following areas: Occupational health and safety, Fair wages and benefits, Work hours, Transparent record keeping practices, Freedom of association, Sub-contracting, Customs compliance, Product safety, Conflicts of interest and Anti-bribery.
Our contract require all of our suppliers to prohibit the hiring of slave labour and prevent practices that could contribute to human trafficking.
Our policies also mandate that Suppliers must ensure compliance with the Code of Conduct by sub-contractors, and that sub-contractors must follow the same signed acceptance procedures as the Supplier.
If we identify non-compliance with the Supplier Manual, we will work closely with our suppliers, and if necessary external experts, to execute an improvement plan to rectify matters. Whilst we have a contractual right to terminate supplier relationships in the event of non-compliance, our preferred approachis to support our suppliers and their workforce, to put remedial actions in place.
Hurlingham Polo 1875 design teams continue to make regular visits to key suppliers and their factories to deepen our working relationships and enhance our understanding of activity of our supply chain. We continually share best practice across our supply base, and regularly review and assess the accreditations and approvals that our factories hold, to ensure that they are maintaining their standard with regard to working conditions
CONTINUAL IMPROVEMENT & FUTURE PLANS
As a business Hurlingham Polo 1875 is committed to continually improving our processes and policies to identify and minimise the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking. It is a collaborative and evolving process.
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