People Against Dirty – Statement on Modern Slavery
This statement sets out the actions of People Against Dirty Holdings Limited and its subsidiaries and relevant group companies in the UK (“People Against Dirty”) to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains. To that end, People Against Dirty seeks to ensure that quality and safety standards are maintained throughout our supply chain and that workers are treated fairly and in accordance with all applicable laws.
Structure of our business
People Against Dirty make cleaning and personal care products which are sold in supermarkets, retailers and online around the world. The majority of our products are manufactured in the US and Europe. Our products and packaging contain a number of ingredients from global suppliers.
People Against Dirty have undertaken the following efforts to help prevent slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain.
People Against Dirty periodically reviews its supply chain and supplier base to determine the level of risk associated with each supplier with respect to slavery and human trafficking based on its knowledge of their industries and their country of origin.
As part of the procurement process, key suppliers are contractually obligated to comply with People Against Dirty’s Code of Conduct (“Supplier Code”), under our supply agreements. The Supplier Code requires suppliers to confirm that they provide safe working conditions where necessary, treat workers with dignity and respect, and act ethically and within the law in their use of labour. They also must submit to audits or inspections as required by People Against Dirty to certify their respective compliance with the Supplier Code which happen on a periodic basis. We have not yet begun conducting independent, unannounced audits of third party suppliers, nor have we used a third party to verify the risks in our supply chain. However, if we believe the Supplier is in breach of the Supplier Code, we require that the supplier take the appropriate remedial actions. If the issue is serious enough, or if appropriate corrective actions are not taken in a timely fashion, People Against Dirty will switch our source of supply to a supplier who is assessed not to be a risk.
People Against Dirty ensures that key employees are aware of this policy and the risk issues such as forced or child labour as part of our procurement process and it will assess the need for additional training as appropriate.
The People Against Dirty Internal Code of Conduct (“Code of Conduct”) includes language relating to slavery and human trafficking. People Against Dirty also has a whistleblowing policy and Code of Conduct compliance hotline through which concerns can be reported anonymously as permitted by local laws. The hotline enables any person with a concern about a matter relating to our Code of Conduct to report it 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
People Against Dirty shall look at improving awareness of this Code of Conduct for its employees and the issue of slavery and human trafficking in the next financial year.
People Against Dirty believes that the activities listed above will promote the goals of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and help prevent slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain.
This statement is made in accordance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for the financial year up to 31 December 2018 and has been approved on 1st April 2019 and will be reviewed and updated annually.
Audrey Ditter, Director of People Against Dirty Holdings Ltd