Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy
The statement sets down Wildlife World Ltd’s commitment to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our business activities and the steps we have put in place with the aim of ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our own business and supply chains. We all have a duty to be alert to risks, however small. Staff are expected to report their concerns and management to act upon them.
Organisational structure and supply chains
This statement covers the business activities of Wildlife World Ltd which are as follows:
Wildlife World Ltd is a design and manufacturing business, employing approx. 35 Full time employees. The products are designed in the UK, and manufacturing is outsourced to various 3rd party suppliers, all of whom have to adhere to our strict ethical and environmental requirements. We are Sedex and FSC registered.
The Company currently operates in the following countries
We partner with many companies in China, and are sourcing products increasingly from India and Bangladesh, and Eastern Europe as well as the EU, and UK.
We work with and build consistent trading partnerships with companies and have overseen improvements in working conditions and staff welfare during that time. We also work with Fair Trade registered companies to ensure staff welfare and living conditions are paramount
High Risk Activities
The following activities are considered to be at high risk of modern slavery or human trafficking: Dealing with our partner companies in China, India, Bangladesh, and Eastern Europe
Responsibility for the Company’s anti-slavery initiatives is as follows:
1.1 Policies: The Managing Director/General Manager is responsible for creating and reviewing policies. The process by which policies are developed is to review best practice using internal and external sources, and to adapt to the needs of the company.
1.2 Risk assessments: The Health and Safety Manager is responsible for risk assessments in respect of human rights and modern by a process of Regular reviews of current policy, and external information gathering.
1.3 Due diligence: Procurement and NPD departments are responsible for due diligence in relation to known or suspected instances of modern slavery and human trafficking.
To ensure a good understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains, the Company requires all staff to be aware of the implications of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. Department managers will undertake training and pass this on to staff members as relevant.
The Company is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our business or our supply chains. This Statement affirms its intention to act ethically in our business relationships.
The following policies set down our approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our operations
2.1 Whistleblowing policy The Company encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to its direct activities or its supply chains.
2.2 Employee handbook and Code of Conduct - The Code of Conduct sets down the actions and behaviour expected of employees when representing the Company.
2.3 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy - The Company’s CSR policy summarises how we manage our environmental impacts and how we work responsibly with suppliers and local communities.
Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking
The Company undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers. The Company’s due diligence process includes building long-standing relationships with suppliers and making clear our expectations of business partners, and evaluating the modern slavery and human trafficking risks of each new supplier. We would invoking sanctions against suppliers that fail to improve their performance in line with an action plan provided by us, including the termination of the business relationship
The Company uses the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we are in ensuring slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains including. We will require key managerial staff to have completed training on modern slavery via our online H&S training packages
This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement will be regularly reviewed and updated as necessary. The Managing Director endorses this policy statement and is fully committed to its implementation.