Anti-Human Trafficking and Slavery Statement
This statement is made on behalf of SUPREME CREATIONS ltd. We are publishing this statement under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to demonstrate our commitment to ensuring that our business and supply chain reflects our values and respect for human rights.
At SUPREME CREATIONS Ltd, we value human rights and dignity and are committed to maintaining and improving practices to combat modern slavery and human trafficking throughout our business. We encourage our suppliers to share our commitment to providing an ethical work environment.
Our organisational structure, our business, and our supply chains
SUPREME CREATIONS is a textile manufacturer which has its registered office in London. For over 20 years, we have been working with our long and varied list of clients to produce reusable bags, eco packaging and giveaways. No project is too big or too small, and over the years we have worked with everyone from independent farm shops to large, multinational events and retailers. Our efforts have been recognised and certified by many – from the SEDEX/ SMETA (Supplier of Ethical Data Exchange), OEKOTEX, Global Organic Textile Standards, REACH, Vegan, Global Recycling Standards and others . We are the National Award Winners for the Most Ethical Supply Chain as part of HRH Prince of Wales’ Business in the Community Award.
One of SUPREME CREATIONS’ overriding objectives is to conduct all of its business in an honest and ethical manner. We endeavour to maintain a fair and ethical workplace for all of our staff of which a large proportion in our Indian team are women (up to 90%). It is an essential part of this that all forms of forced labour or human trafficking are prohibited and that they have no place in our business.
Similarly, compliance with all employment laws is a fundamental objective of SUPREME CREATIONS and our employee handbook sets out strict rules and policies on anti-corruption, bribery, equal opportunities and discrimination.
Our whistleblowing policy invites employees to bring to our attention any illegal or improper behaviour and any breach of the Company's own policies.
Our supply chains
The key suppliers and partners in our supply chain supply fabrics and materials. Our methods of engaging with suppliers ensure that we are confident that we remain fully compliant with the law at all times. We do remain constantly vigilant and periodically monitor risks at all levels of the supply chain.
Our due diligence processes
We expect all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners to uphold the same high standards as we do, by ensuring that all employees and workers are treated with dignity and respect in a fair and ethical environment.
Our employees are subject to right to work checks and we continue to work with our contractors to ensure that they comply with relevant employment laws including minimum wage requirements and right to work rules.
We work with our clients partners across the world to provide information on our own compliance with applicable ethical standards as well as that of our suppliers.
We operate a strict policy on Equality, Inclusivity, and Diversity – we do not discriminate applicants or staff members on race, religion, gender, sexuality, age or any other forms of formal discrimination. We champion and celebrate diversity through our various employee initiatives.
Assessing and managing risk
SUPREME CREATIONS ltd sources goods and services from the United Kingdom and India. When selecting suppliers, we consider and scrutinize the reputation and integrity of the companies before deciding whether we want to work with them.
We consider it vital that our employees and workers are aware of the issues surrounding modern slavery and support our values. Our legal team is aware of requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Other key stakeholders in the business are experienced in carrying out relevant due diligence checks on our supply chain, and they continue to train other members of staff in this area.
We intend to train relevant personnel to recognise environment, health, safety, and labour/worker concerns, including issues relating to slavery, human trafficking and forced labour, and to report and investigate all suspicions of improper conduct at all suppliers globally.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes SUPREME CREATIONS LTD's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 30th June 2020