MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT –
Updated 1 January 2020
- Structure, business and supply chain
Delmarre Design is a new design service that offers the highest standard of photography in Western Australia. We are serious about our brand because it’s part of our identity and so is our commitment to developing our ethical trading model.
We believe transparency is the best way we can ensure the public that we are doing our best as an ethical enterprise In that spirit, we regcognise the need to publish an annual statement for slavery and human trafficking, in which we explain how slavery and human trafficking can affect our business and the steps we are taking in the fight against it. Our efforts against slavery and human trafficking complement our broader ethical trading Policies (under development) and our adoption of the Ethical Trading Initiative.
Delmarre Design is headquartered in Perth, Australia and sells its products and services throughout Western Australia. Our service creates high end art products through the highest quality photography and design. Our printed product range is manufactured and printed in Australia. This allows us to focus our oversight and influence over one discrete geographic region. We recognise raw materials for these products may be sourced world-wide by our suppliers.
Where possible, we engage suppliers who have relationships with existing suppliers so that we can contain our supplier network and improve consistency in sustainable environmental practices throughout the supply chain.
Whilst developing our ethical trading model and embracing our commitment to the Ethical Trading Initiative we will publish an annual modern slavery and human trafficking statement. This will allow us to share our efforts to measure our environmental impact and improve and measure our success each financial year.
The coming financial year ending 30 June 2021, we will review the following key steps to ensure slavery and human trafficking did not occur within our organisation or supply chain.
- Slavery and human trafficking policies
Notably, we are developing our Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy, which will be found within our ethical trading Policy. Objectives will be focused around the following themes:
• Relationships: Strengthening our supplier engagement process
• Feedback: Establishing grievance mechanisms and channels for individual worker feedback
• Knowledge: Improving our knowledge base by collecting relevant data and improving product traceability
• Third party engagement: Building strategic alliances with independent social auditors, unions and NGOs
• Measurable change: Developing verifiable KPIs to measure progress
• Supplier collaboration: Encouraging suppliers to collaborate to address slavery and human trafficking issues
• Incentivisation: Developing mechanisms to incentivise employees and suppliers to address slavery and human trafficking and improve labour standards.
Establishing a framework for organisational accountability to allow for raising issues, making suggestions, voicing grievances and reporting slavery and human trafficking.
- Due diligence procedures
We understand that our biggest exposure to Modern Slavery is in our product supply chains, where we are undertaking activity over the year to minimise the risk of Modern Slavery. Within these areas, new suppliers and factories/sites are subject to due diligence checks in the form of ethical self-assessment review reports.
4. Identifying, assessing and managing risk
We will identify the extent of any slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains by:
• Instituting an annual review questionnaire for existing suppliers to understand suppliers’ self-assessment of slavery and human trafficking issues, allowing us to better identify slavery and human trafficking issues as they develop over time and to collect supplier-provided data to track improvement in suppliers’ attitudes.
5. Key performance indicators
In order to assess the effectiveness of our modern slavery measures we will be reviewing the following key performance indicators:
• Staff training levels
• Number of slavery incidents reported in the supply chain
6. Training available to staff
A key part of our slavery and human trafficking strategy is to promote cultural change through training.
This statement was prepared by VinciWorks, a leading provider of compliance training to over 80,000 people around the world. VinciWorks released a free guide to compliance with the Modern slavery Act (UK) and a new online modern slavery course. To learn more please visit www.vinciworks.com/modernslavery.