Anti slavery and human trafficking policy

LafemmeVerte are passionate about creating a beautiful and natural skin care range in a way that encourages you to cherish both yourself and our planet. We are committed to providing a satisfying, safe and supportive workplace for all and to ensuring fair and respectful relations with suppliers.

‘Slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour’, as government guidelines say, is ‘a crime resulting in an abhorrent abuse of human rights’.

We are committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking within our business and supply chain and impose the same high standards on our suppliers.

 

Our ethics and conduct

As part of our commitment to being an ethical company and combating modern slavery, we adhere in our conduct to the following:

  • Anti slavery and human trafficking
  • Anti bribery and corruption
  • Ethical processes
  • Sustainable purchasing
  • Whistleblowing protection

 

Combating slavery in our supply chain

We are privileged to buy a wide range of natural ingredients from many countries around the world and because our supply chain is global, we take our responsibility seriously towards those involved, both directly and indirectly. Our supply chain procedures are designed to:

  • Establish and assess areas of potential risk in our business and supply chains
  • Monitor potential risk areas in our business and supply chains
  • Reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and supply chains
  • Provide protection for whistle blowers

We include obligations regarding the ethical treatment of employees in our standard terms of business. During the last year we have been in discussions with our key suppliers ~ based on value and risk ~ to ensure all have contract terms in place, concentrating on the approximate 20% of our suppliers that account for 80% of our direct expenditure. Our standard supply agreement for the provision of indirect goods and services all contain anti bribery and corruption and modern day slavery terms. We seek to buy all goods (from both packaging to raw materials and appliances) from suppliers with a proactive approach to protecting the environment and fair trade practices, and this is committed to in our Sustainable purchasing policy.

If you would like to find out more about our Sustainable purchasing policy please contact our Customer care team by email hello@lafemmeverte.co.uk

 

Human rights

We positively promote and commit to the government’s definition that ‘Human rights are rights and freedoms that belong to all individuals regardless of their nationality and citizenship’.

As an ethical company, respecting human rights throughout our business is at the heart of our company ethos. We aim to build strong, respectful, long term relationships with our suppliers, resulting in a robust and resilient supply chain.

We support the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and support the Ten Principles of the Global Compact in the areas of Human rights, Labour, Environment and Anti corruption.

 

Looking forward

Following a review of our actions to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains, we’ll continue to work on the following steps to tackle slavery and human trafficking during 2020/21:

  • Review our policies, processes, and planning based on a risk mitigation approach
  • Continue the roll out of supplier contracts and service level agreements
  • Review our indirect supply chain for goods and services
  • Confirm targets on the percentage of physically processed agricultural ingredients certified organic, and the percentage of formulations or relevant product value certified organic
  • We will also look to procure more fair trade ingredients.

Our Anti slavery and human trafficking policy is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.