DAR Design Limited (the “Company”) Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
This statement is made on behalf of DAR Design Limited pursuant to the section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Action 2015 and comprises our slavery and human trafficking statement.
We voluntary commit to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
Slavery and human trafficking remains a hidden blight on our global society. We all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain. Our employees are alert to the risks and are expected to report their concerns, and management are expected to act upon them.
The principal activity of our business is the design, manufacture and installation of bespoke architectural and sculptural metalwork.
Our Supply Chains
Our supply chains include the sourcing of raw materials and finishing services such as galvanising and painting predominately from UK based suppliers.
Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place any where in our supply chains.
Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we:
- Build long-standing relationships with local suppliers and make clear our expectations of business behaviour;
- Have a policy of “knowing our customer” to ensure that we are contracting with appropriate businesses;
- With regards to national or international supply chains, our point contact is preferably with a UK company or branch and we expect these entities to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes. We expect each entity in the supply chain to, at least, adopt ‘one-up’ due diligence on the next link in the chain. It is not practical for us (and every other participant in the chain) to have a direct relationship with all links in the supply chain.
We have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistle blowers.
Supplier Adherence to our Values and Ethics
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide briefings to our employees. Under our Supplier Code of Conduct we also request our business partners provide regular and relevant training to their staff and suppliers and providers.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.