This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It constitutes Potters Crouch Ltd slavery and human trafficking statement. This statement covers the activities of Potters Crouch Ltd and The McKelvie Candle Company Ltd, which produces and sells home fragrance products to small, medium-size and large businesses and direct to consumer throughout the United Kingdom, European Union and United States and Canada.
Potters Crouch Ltd (hereafter referred to as PCC Ltd) acknowledges its responsibilities under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking within its own businesses and in its supply chains. The business understands that this requires an ongoing review of both its internal practices in relation to its labour force and its supply chains.
We have a zero-tolerance policy towards modern slavery. We will refrain from entering into business, and/or will discontinue any current business with any other organisation which knowingly supports or is found to involve itself in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
PCC Ltd considers that modern slavery encompasses:
Forced work, through mental or physical threat.
Being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse or the threat of abuse.
Being dehumanised, treated as a commodity, or being bought or sold as property.
Being physically constrained or to have a restriction placed on freedom of movement.
OUR SUPPLY CHAIN
PCC Ltd is committed to continuously improving its practices to identify and eliminate any slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains, and to acting ethically and with integrity in all its business relationships.
PCC Ltd uses a range of suppliers who supply ingredients, as well as support our operations. PCC Ltd indirect supply chains include services and products that are not for resale, instead they support which include but are not limited to; operational infrastructure, courier and logistics services, warehousing, maintenance, IT and professional services such as marketing, human resources and consultants.
PCC Ltd has provided policies which aim to minimise the risk of modern slavery in our business. These include:
Whistleblowing Policy which encourages staff to report concerns or wrongdoing which is in the public interest, including any related to modern slavery/trafficking and child or forced labour.
We monitor suppliers we believe present high modern slavery risks in our supply chain.
All suppliers which we class as high risk must complete our Modern Slavery Act Due Diligence Questionnaire which covers their governance, policies, training and supply chain management processes.
PCC Ltd is responsible for assessing the information submitted by suppliers. Should a supplier fail to provide the information requested or to meet our expectations, PCC Ltd will take appropriate action, which may include not entering into a relationship or terminating the relationship with the supplier concerned.
We continue to provide advice and guidance to those teams who have direct responsibility for relevant supply chains and upon commencement of employment in further modern slavery training. We also maintain a Modern Slavery Act Guidance document which is available to all staff on our centralised database. All staff are made aware of the business policies relating to standards of behaviour that it requires from them and who to report any concerns to.
Over the course of the next year, we will continue to enhance our procedures to help us identify, prevent and mitigate any risks of modern slavery or human trafficking in relation to new and existing suppliers.
This statement has been formally approved by the Directors of PCC Ltd: