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 presently spanning 12 countries. 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 polices 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 Whistle-Blowing.
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 labour 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
Due to business development coupled with the impact of the Global Pandemic DOMU brands has looked for partners in new territories around the world.
Such territories present their own unique challenges in contrast to current our current portfolio. Therefore, the business has revised its approach.
It is acknowledged that new territories can provide higher risks and there are challenges presently around travel and surveillance.
OUR CONTINUED COMMITMENT
The global pandemic did impact planned activity over this period but our commitment to this issue remains as strong as ever. DOMU Brands will continue to practice its sourcing policy with further adaptions to its approach for 2021
- A revised DOMU Brands supplier manual focusing on a clear and simple message for both non-English-speaking partners has been created for 2022 season, to be briefed more effectively whilst travel and face to face meetings remain impossible for all new suppliers.
- To ensure our factory disclosure program continues to provide suitable surveillance DOMU Brands have partnered with China based compliance experts to help support role out and existing supplier training.
All newly onboarded 2021 factories supplying own label products must acknowledge the modern slavery statement and hold a third-party Social Compliance audit or agree to work towards an audit within an agreed timeframe and at Domu’s discretion.
With added support in native countries DOMU Brands will look to communicate the messages deeper into the supply chain beyond Tier 1 of long-standing high band suppliers.
We will commit to review and exit existing factories who have not reached or show progress in these areas following further interaction with our overseas partners, and review of a supplier scorecard database.
This statement will be updated in 12 months and take into account any changes within this time frame.
Dated: 1st January 2021
Craig Foster, CCO