Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement
This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement is a response to Section 54(1), Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and relates to actions and activities for the financial year ending 31 December 2022.
Luv2sleep Limited ('we','us' or 'our') is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking violations in its own operations, its supply chain, and its products. We have zero-tolerance towards slavery and require our supply chain to comply with our values.
Luv2sleep Limited is a limited liability partnership and has business operations in the United Kingdom, as well as: Pakistan
We operate in the Manufacturing sector. The nature of our supply chains is as follows: Raw material, Import Bedding, duvet covers, sheeting, bedspreads, Towels.
For more information about us, please visit our website: www.love2sleep.co.uk
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and
These include the following:
Recruitment and selection policy –
Ethical Hiring Practices: We strictly adhere to local and international labor laws, regulations, and guidelines to ensure fair and ethical treatment of candidates throughout the recruitment process. This includes ensuring equal opportunities for all applicants, fair remuneration, and respectful treatment at every stage.
Supplier Due Diligence: We conduct rigorous due diligence when engaging with external recruitment agencies, partners, and suppliers. We carefully assess their compliance with anti-slavery policies, codes of conduct, and ethical standards. We only collaborate with those who share our commitment to eradicating modern slavery.
Transparent Communication: We maintain clear and open communication with candidates, providing them with comprehensive information about the role, working conditions, remuneration, and employment terms. This transparency ensures that candidates can make informed decisions about their employment without any coercion or deception.
Identification and Reporting: We have implemented robust systems and procedures to identify and report any suspicions or instances of modern slavery within our recruitment processes. Our employees receive training to recognize signs of modern slavery and are encouraged to report any concerns promptly and confidentially.
Regular Audits and Monitoring: We conduct regular audits to assess compliance with our anti-slavery policies and procedures. These audits help us identify areas for improvement, address any potential risks, and ensure ongoing adherence to our commitment to preventing modern slavery.
Collaboration and Partnerships: We actively engage with industry bodies, organizations, and initiatives that focus on combating modern slavery. By collaborating with like-minded entities, we aim to contribute to broader efforts in eradicating modern slavery from global supply chains.
Supplier code of conduct –
Our Supplier Code of Conduct outlines the following key principles and expectations:
Prohibition of Modern Slavery: We have a zero-tolerance policy for modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labor, and any form of exploitation within our supply chain. Our suppliers are expected to comply with this principle and take active steps to prevent modern slavery in all aspects of their operations.
Employment Practices: Our code of conduct emphasizes fair and ethical employment practices.
Suppliers are required to uphold fundamental labor rights, provide safe working conditions, and ensure fair wages and benefits for their workers. Forced labor, child labor, and any form of involuntary servitude are strictly prohibited.
Transparency and Traceability: We expect our suppliers to provide full transparency and traceability within their supply chains. This includes disclosing information about their own suppliers and ensuring that all parties involved adhere to the same high standards. Suppliers must have mechanisms in place to identify and address any risks of modern slavery.
Supplier Due Diligence: We conduct thorough due diligence on our suppliers to assess their commitment to preventing modern slavery. This includes evaluating their policies, procedures, and practices related to labor rights, worker protection, and ethical conduct. We actively seek partnerships with suppliers who share our dedication to eradicating modern slavery.
Training and Capacity Building: We provide training and capacity-building programs to our suppliers to enhance their understanding of modern slavery risks, prevention strategies, and best practices. By empowering our suppliers, we aim to strengthen their ability to identify, prevent, and address modern slavery within their own operations and supply chains.
Audits and Monitoring: We conduct regular audits and assessments to ensure compliance with our Supplier Code of Conduct. These audits may be conducted internally or by independent third-party organizations. Through these monitoring mechanisms, we can identify areas for improvement, address any non-compliance, and promote continuous improvement within our
Collaboration and Reporting: We actively collaborate with industry associations, organizations, and initiatives that focus on combating modern slavery. We support and participate in collective efforts to drive positive change across supply chains. We also encourage our suppliers to report any concerns or instances of modern slavery, and we provide mechanisms for confidential
Whistle blowing policy – Our Whistle blowing Policy is designed to achieve the following objectives:
Encouraging Reporting: We actively encourage all employees, suppliers, contractors, and other stakeholders to report any suspicions, concerns, or instances of modern slavery. We recognize that their vigilance and willingness to speak up are essential in uncovering and addressing potential risks.
Protection and Confidentiality: Our policy ensures that whistleblowers are protected from retaliation or victimization. We maintain strict confidentiality throughout the reporting process, safeguarding the identity of the whistleblower to the fullest extent permitted by law. We encourage individuals to come forward without fear of reprisal.
Reporting Channels: We provide multiple reporting channels to accommodate the preferences and comfort of whistleblowers. These channels may include a confidential hotline, email address, or a designated person within the organization who is responsible for handling reports. We ensure that these channels are easily accessible, well-publicized, and actively monitored.
Investigation and Response: Once a report is received, we promptly initiate a thorough and impartial investigation. Our dedicated team, comprising individuals with appropriate expertise, carefully examines each report, gathering relevant evidence and information. Based on the investigation findings, appropriate action is taken to address the reported concerns and prevent any further instances of modern slavery.
Communication and Awareness: We regularly communicate and reinforce our Whistle blowing Policy throughout the organization. We provide training and awareness programs to ensure that employees and stakeholders understand the importance of reporting and the procedures involved. By fostering a culture of awareness, we empower individuals to play an active role in preventing modern slavery.
Continuous Improvement: We are committed to continuously reviewing and improving our Whistleblowing Policy to ensure its effectiveness and alignment with best practices. We take feedback from whistleblowers and stakeholders into account, and we regularly assess the policy's implementation to identify areas for enhancement.
Staff code of conduct –
Our Staff Code of Conduct focuses on the following key principles and expectations:
Ethical Behavior: We require all staff members to uphold the highest ethical standards in their
professional conduct. This includes demonstrating honesty, integrity, and fairness in all business activities, as well as adhering to applicable laws and regulations related to labor rights, human trafficking, and modern slavery.
Prohibition of Modern Slavery: Our code explicitly prohibits engaging in or supporting any form of modern slavery, including forced labor, human trafficking, and child labor. Staff members are expected to be vigilant, recognize the signs of modern slavery, and report any concerns promptly.
Respect for Human Rights: We emphasize the importance of respecting the fundamental human rights of all individuals. This includes ensuring a safe and supportive work environment, treating colleagues, customers, and stakeholders with dignity and respect, and actively promoting diversity and inclusion.
Supply Chain Responsibility: Our staff members are expected to be mindful of our supply chain and their role in preventing modern slavery. This includes working collaboratively with our suppliers and partners to ensure compliance with ethical standards, conducting due diligence, and addressing any identified risks promptly.
Reporting Mechanisms: We provide clear and accessible channels for staff members to report any concerns or suspicions related to modern slavery. Our Whistle blowing Policy ensures the confidentiality and protection of whistleblowers, encouraging individuals to come forward without fear of retaliation.
Training and Awareness: We offer comprehensive training programs to educate our staff members about modern slavery, its indicators, and the steps to prevent it by enhancing awareness and understanding, we empower our employees to identify and address potential risks within their roles and responsibilities.
Compliance and Accountability: Our Staff Code of Conduct emphasizes compliance with its principles, and staff members are held accountable for their actions. Violations of the code are taken seriously and may result in appropriate disciplinary measures, including termination of employment if necessary.
Procurement policy –
Our Procurement Policy is designed to achieve the following objectives:
Supplier Evaluation and Selection: We conduct a thorough evaluation of our suppliers to ensure their commitment to ethical practices. We consider factors such as their policies on labor rights, human trafficking, and modern slavery, as well as their track record in adhering to these standards. Suppliers who do not meet our requirements are not considered for collaboration.
Supplier Code of Conduct: We have a Supplier Code of Conduct that outlines our expectations regarding ethical practices, labor rights, and the prohibition of modern slavery. We require our suppliers to sign and comply with this code, demonstrating their commitment to preventing modern slavery within their own operations and supply chains.
Supply Chain Transparency: We prioritize supply chain transparency and traceability. We work closely with our suppliers to gain visibility into their supply chains and ensure compliance with our anti-slavery standards. We encourage suppliers to map their supply chains, identify potential risks, and take proactive measures to address any issues related to modern slavery.
Due Diligence: We conduct due diligence to identify and assess the risks of modern slavery within our supply chain. This includes ongoing monitoring, site visits, audits, and engaging with third-
party organizations to evaluate compliance with our ethical standards. We work closely with our suppliers to address any identified risks and implement necessary corrective actions.
Collaboration and Capacity Building: We actively collaborate with our suppliers to promote responsible practices and enhance their capacity to prevent modern slavery. This includes providing guidance, sharing best practices, and facilitating training programs to raise awareness and build their capabilities in identifying and addressing modern slavery risks.
Continuous Improvement: We are committed to continuous improvement and regularly review our Procurement Policy to ensure its effectiveness in preventing modern slavery. We stay informed about emerging trends, legislation, and best practices related to modern slavery and adjust our policies and procedures accordingly. We make sure our suppliers are aware of our policies and adhere to the same standards.
As part of our efforts to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains, we have adopted the following due diligence procedures:
Internal supplier audits.
Our due diligence procedures aim to:
- Identify and action potential risks in our business and supply chains.
- Monitor potential risks in our business and supply chains
- Reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and supply chains.
- Provide protection for whistleblowers.
Risk and compliance
We have evaluated the nature and extent of our exposure to the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our UK supply chain through:
- Evaluating the slavery and human trafficking risks of each new supplier.
- Reviewing on a regular basis all aspects of the supply chain based on supply chain mapping.
We do not consider that we operate in a high-risk environment because the majority of our Supply chain is based in the UK and in low-risk industries.
We use Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure our effectiveness and ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our business and supply chains. These KPIs are as follows:
- We will contact suppliers to inquire about their modern slavery practices every 12 months.
- We will train our staff about modern slavery issues and increase awareness.
- We will carry out a regular audit of suppliers - 100% of suppliers each year.
Modern Slavery Statement
Luv2sleep Limited is committed to combating modern slavery and human trafficking in all its forms. We recognize that modern slavery is a grave violation of human rights and an unacceptable practice that has no place in our operations or supply chain.
We are committed to upholding the highest ethical standards and working diligently to prevent modern slavery. We recognize that eradicating modern slavery requires a collective effort and are actively engaged in partnerships and initiatives to tackle this issue.
This Modern Slavery Statement is made in accordance with the relevant legislation and regulations and represents our commitment to combating modern slavery in all its forms.