Modern Slavery Act 2015
This statement is made pursuant to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement. It sets out the steps that Jollyes Pet Superstores has taken and will continue to take to prevent modern slavery or human trafficking from taking place within our business and supply chain.
Jollyes is a medium sized specialist pet retailer with stores in the UK. As such, we have an extensive supply chain in excess of £50m per year. We work with a wide range of different suppliers, subcontractors and partners each of which will have their own subcontractors, affiliates and associate entities.
The foundation for our continued success has been our honest, ethical & fair approach to dealing with our suppliers, employees0 and customers.
Our Policies on Slavery & Human Trafficking:
We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery in our organisation and our supply chain.
We are committed to understand and mitigate the risks associated with modern slavery in our business and those in our supply chain.
We have reviewed our policies, risk assessments, due diligence and training where applicable internally and we are continuing to work with our suppliers to ensure compliance to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act).
We are working collaboratively with our supply base to ensure that direct and indirect suppliers are acting ethically and have effective controls and procedures to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place.
We have undertaken a group wide risk assessment to highlight areas of vulnerability and where applicable, we will strengthen our processes in any areas highlighted.
We are introducing some standard Terms & Conditions (T’s & C’s) that our suppliers will receive if they wish to trade with us – these T’s & C’s ensure compliance with the Act. These T&C’s will form a basis for all of our supply agreements.
Any examples of non-compliance will be reviewed and appropriate action taken.
The wide range and the breadth of parts of our supply chain make it challenging to effectively manage all supplier’s policies towards human rights and therefore Jollyes insist that that it is ultimately the responsibility of any supplier who wishes to carry out business with us:
- Wherever possible, Jollyes will use suppliers with industry accreditation
- Wherever possible, we build and develop long standing relationships with national & local suppliers and make clear expectations of our business behaviour
- Where we use national or international supply chains, our point of contact is always with a UK company and we expect these entities to have sustainable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies & processes
Monitoring our Effectiveness in Combating Slavery & Human Trafficking:
The board of directors will review and assess compliance to the Act each year. Any updates or refinement to the statement will be made annually and published on the Jollyes website.
The directors approved this statement at a meeting of the Board on 4st April 2019.