Modern slavery is a heinous crime and a grave violation of basic human rights. It manifests in different forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced labor, and human trafficking. These atrocities all share the common thread of depriving individuals of their freedom, exploiting them for personal or commercial gain.

At Greener Beauty, we vehemently condemn modern slavery and hold a zero-tolerance stance against it. We are fully committed to conducting our business ethically and with utmost integrity. This commitment extends to our relationships and interactions with all stakeholders, and we are dedicated to implementing and enforcing robust systems and controls to ensure that modern slavery is eradicated from our operations and supply chains.

Transparency is paramount to us, and we strive to maintain openness in addressing the issue of modern slavery within our own organization and throughout our supply chains. In accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we fulfill our disclosure obligations by actively engaging in efforts aimed at combating modern slavery.

We expect nothing less than the highest standards from all our contractors, suppliers, and business partners. As part of our contracting processes, we will explicitly include provisions prohibiting the use of forced, compulsory, or trafficked labor, as well as any form of slavery or servitude. These provisions will be applicable to all individuals, regardless of age, ensuring that no adults or children are subjected to such appalling practices.

Furthermore, we expect our suppliers to uphold the same stringent standards with their own suppliers, thereby creating a chain of accountability that upholds human rights.

This policy extends to all individuals associated with our organization, including employees, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives, and business partners.

Please note that this policy is not legally binding and does not form part of any employee’s contractual terms. We reserve the right to amend this policy at any time, reflecting our unwavering commitment to eradicating modern slavery.

Responsibility for the policy

Greener Beauty has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations, and that all those under our control comply with it.

Greener Beauty has primary and day-to-day responsibility for implementing this policy, monitoring its use and effectiveness, dealing with any queries about it, and auditing internal control systems and procedures to ensure they are effective in countering modern slavery.

Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy and are given adequate and regular training on it and the issue of modern slavery in supply chains.

You are invited to comment on this policy and suggest ways in which it might be improved. Comments, suggestions and queries are encouraged and should be addressed to Vic Wood, the CEO.

Compliance with the policy

You must ensure that you read, understand and comply with this policy.

The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for us or under our control.
You are required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy. You must notify your line manager OR a company Director as soon as possible if you believe or suspect that a conflict with this policy has occurred or may occur in the future.

You are encouraged to raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any parts of our business or supply chains of any supplier tier at the earliest possible stage. If you believe or suspect a breach of this policy has occurred or that it may occur, you must notify your line manager or company Director OR report it in accordance with our Whistleblowing Policy as soon as possible.

You should note that where appropriate, and with the welfare and safety of local workers as a priority, we will give support and guidance to our suppliers to help them address coercive, abusive and exploitative work practices in their own business and supply chains.
If you are unsure about whether a particular act, the treatment of workers more generally, or their working conditions within any tier of our supply chains constitutes any of the various forms of modern slavery, raise it with your line manager or company Director.

We aim to encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken. We are committed to ensuring no one suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion that modern slavery of whatever form is or may be taking place in any part of our own business or in any of our supply chains.

Detrimental treatment includes dismissal, disciplinary action, threats or other unfavourable treatment connected with raising a concern. If you believe that you have suffered any such treatment, you should inform your line manager immediately. If the matter is not remedied, and you are an employee, you should raise it formally
using our Grievance Procedure, which can be found in the current employee handbook.

This Modern (Anti) Slavery Policy and Statement is intended for businesses in all countries, especially the United Kingdom; and was written by Rushax.

Communication & awareness of this policy

Training on this policy, and on the risk our business faces from modern slavery in its supply chains, forms part of the induction process for all individuals who work for us, and updates will be provided using established methods of communication between the business and you. Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery must be communicated to all suppliers, contractors and business partners at the outset of our business relationship with them and reinforced as appropriate thereafter.

Breaches of this policy

Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in
dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct. We may terminate our relationship with other individuals and organisations working on our behalf if they breach this policy.

Signed Off By: Vic Wood, 2022