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
We are committed to sharing our Modern Slavery policy with existing and new colleagues via our group communication channels.
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 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
Due to global uncertainty and the continued impact of the Pandemic. DOMU brands has continued looking for partners in new territories around the world.
However, because of the impact to regular travel and limited surveillance of suppliers this past season we have chosen to exit some high risk territories.
DOMU Brands continues to onboard below forecast on new Vendors and
As a result DOMU Brands will focus on a smaller and more familiar supply base in order to maintain a level of compliance amid the current constraints
OUR CONTINUED COMMITMENT
The global pandemic did impact planned activity over this period yet again. But our commitment to this issue remains as strong as ever with an emphasis on maintaining standards via sustainable growth without compromise.
DOMU Brands will continue to practice its sourcing policy with further emphasis to its approach for 2023.
1) Quality over Quantity: Continue to balance risk and reword for Vendors whilst applying new process for maintaining a smaller, manageable, more transparent supply chain with dependency on conventional surveillance.
2) Through Education: Ensuring our recent Supplier manual and process reform are at the forefront of what we do, supporting each step with considered consistent and educated decision makers with in DOMU Brands.
All newly onboarded 2023 Vendors 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 Brands discretion.
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 February 2023
Craig Foster, CCO