Modern Slavery Statement
We work strongly to oppose the exploitation of workings and take all steps to ensure that no form of human trafficking or exploitation of children has taken place in our supply chain.
We continually strive to build a more sustainable business by integrating human rights and environmental considerations into every commercial decision we make, with the aim of safeguarding against risk and growing our product range from more ethically aware and responsible supply chains.
In a world that needs as all to buy less - but buy well- we are proud that the watches and jewellery we sell are produced using techniques that are designed to be enjoyed for generations optimising precious materials.
FY23 PERFORMANCE HIGHLIGHTS
- Our Vendor Code of Conduct was updated and we developed new ESG Partner Standards
- We partnered with the international non-profit organisation, the Slave-Free Alliance and undertook an independent review of our response to the risk of modern slavery and human rights contraventions
- We advanced our Modern Slavery Transparency Statement to ensure we respect and promote human rights in all our interactions and relationships
- We mapped supply chain logistics, conducted a climate risk assessment and identified key climate-related supply chain risks and opportunities
- Our independent watch and jewellery supplier factory audit programme continued
- We welcomed a new Executive Director, Global Buying and Merchandising
FY24 AREAS OF FOCUS
- Continuing to engage supplier partners with our ESG Partner Standards
- Requiring supplier partners to align with relevant, well recognised sustainability standards or certifications
- Progressing our supplier partner factory audit programme
- Continuing to map supplier partners onto our Supply Chain Management System, EcoVadis
- Further strengthening our response to Modern Slavery and Human Rights risks
- Equipping colleagues with training and resources to help clients make more informed purchasing decisions
human rights and modern slavery
We take great pride in operating with integrity and transparency and would never knowingly engage with a supplier that is in any way involved in human trafficking, servitude, forced labour or any other aspect of modern slavery. The Group supports the principles set out in the UN Universal Declaration of Human Rights and has measures in place to identify, assess and mitigate potential labour and human rights abuses across our value chain. More information can be found in our Modern Slavery Statement.