This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Meika Limited has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Meika Limited has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
Trading as Primrose we are a leader in outdoor living products in the Uk, Europe and the US, retailing direct to the public via a combination of own sites and marketplaces.
Our potential risks are overseas factories in China, Vietnam and throughout the EU. We have a minimum policy of annual inspection with many of our factories being visited multiple times during the course of the year. Minimum age policies are checked in factories and confirmed by our inspector on every visit inspection form.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
Meika Limited conduct due diligence on all suppliers. This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offences relating to modern slavery, we also conduct a site survey when visiting/inspecting factories. Our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.
In addition to the above, as part of our contract with suppliers, we require that they confirm to us that:
We regularly conduct training for our procurement/buying teams so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain.
We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:
This statement was approved by the Board of Directors on 18th December 2018