Domu Brands Limited
MODERN SLAVERY ACT
This statement has been published with accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (UK) which requires businesses to disclose publicly what steps they are taking to tackle modern slavery each year.
Domu Brands Limited sources, develops and distributes own label consumer goods direct from manufacturing origins in EU and global sources. We trade through online channels direct to customers through various third party and own platforms and our products are available to buy in the UK & EU.
We are committed to eradicating modern slavery – we will not tolerate or knowingly work with any suppliers domestic or international that are involved with any form of slavery including, but not limited to human trafficking and exploitation in addition to our own code of conduct.
DOMU BRANDS COLLEAGUES
All new colleagues are required to read and accept the policies outlined in the Company Handbook. The Handbook provides our colleagues details of our key policies including Health & Safety, Code of Conduct, Pay & Benefits, Recruitment & Equal Opportunities, Bullying, Harassment & Anti-Bribery and Whistleblowing.
Our Recruitment process is to promote from within and carry out direct recruitment wherever possible. Checks are carried out as part of this recruitment process including ensuring all perspective employees have the correct right to work documents, checking and making a copy of Passport as well as checking references from previous employment.
When paying wages this is only paid direct to bank accounts and we ensure all employees have an authentic Home Address and National Insurance Number.
When we do work with temporary labor agencies, we only work with 2 long-term partners who have been briefed on the standards that we expect of them, whilst we review their own statements and policies to meet these high standards.
DOMU BRANDS GLOBAL SUPPLY CHAIN
As we find ourselves in the second-year post-pandemic, regular supplier trips that began in 2023 continue this year. Trips to our factories and industry fairs have already been scheduled with members of our QA, Buying and senior management teams with the intent of fostering close working relationships and a deeper understanding of our products and suppliers.
All new suppliers are expected to provide their third-party audits which are reviewed by our QA Department prior to approval for partnership, and 2024 sees the introduction of our factory score cards which takes into account supply chain transparency. This will help to maintain and elevate our suppliers, ensuring a consistent approach across our selected partnerships and their 3rd party vendors. This is our next step in formative action for the continuous improvement of our anti-slavery policy.
In 2024, we will also be issuing our updated supplier manual which all suppliers must sign and adhere to as part of our trading agreement. In which, we emphasis the importance of adherence to the ETI base code along with DOMUs own code of conduct.
Management of our existing supply chain is done via consistent review of ethical audits, yearly resigning of codes of conduct, and close working relations with our trusted overseas partners.
Dated: 29th January 2024
Craig Foster, CCO