This statement has been made in accordance with Section 54 (Transparency in Supply Chains) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It lays out the steps taken by Pearls Paradise to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains.
It is important to us that as a business we take a no-tolerance approach to modern day slavery and human trafficking. We want to ensure these awful crimes do not exist in either our business activities or our supply chains. See below for how.
Organisational structure and supply chains
Established in 2010 and based in London, we are a retail business selling jewellery through our own website, and amazon.
Our pearls are sourced in China, along with our gold and silver. Our packaging is made in the Netherlands and China. We repackage the items in the UK where they also undergo a quality control process.
We therefore rely on the safeguarding processes of our contractors and suppliers to ensure that human rights abuses and incidences of modern slavery don’t occur in our supply chain.
Policies in relation to slavery and human trafficking
Pearls Paradise strictly prohibit the use of forced labour, child labour and human trafficking within our business and supply chain.
This statement sets out our zero-tolerance approach to such abuses of human rights and will reserve our right to terminate relationships with any supplier in the event of non-compliance. The greatest risk to modern slavery is in our supply chain, hence we are focusing our efforts on the companies that make up this supply chain.
Due diligence processes
We have written confirmation from our Pearl Supplier that provide details of its policies on slavery and human trafficking and provide assurances that it does not (and nor does any entity within its supply chain) engage in slavery or human trafficking or any associated activity. Pearls Paradise have inspected the supplier in 2011 and will be in 2022, from when we will update our Modern Slavery statement.
Our packaging supplier has also supplied written confirmation that they and their supply chain comply with modern day labour practices.
Risk assessment and management
We are looking to take further steps to prevent modern slavery in our supply chains by:
- Requiring any new major supplier tendering for work with us to provide details of its policies on slavery and human trafficking and provide assurances that it does not (and nor does any entity within its supply chain) engage in slavery or human trafficking or any associated activity
- Only entering into and continuing commercial relationships with companies who share our values and standards
- Refusing to enter into commercial relationships with entities knowingly involved with slavery or human trafficking
- When new staff come on board making sure they receive training on the matter
Key performance indicators to measure effectiveness of steps being taken.
We will be reviewing and evaluating the effectiveness of suppliers’ compliance with our policies; levels of communication between us and our major suppliers; and will be updating this annually.
Training on modern slavery and trafficking
All of our staff are aware of modern slavery and the steps we take as a business to prevent it.
This statement has been written on the 31st May 2021 and will be reviewed and updated annually.