Andreu World S.L.
Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy
Andreu World is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain or in any part of our business. This Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy (“Policy”) reflects our commitment to act ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking does not take place in our business or anywhere in our supply chains.
This Policy is organized into the following sections:
- Organization’s structure
- Our business and the supply chain
- Due diligence processes for anti-slavery and human trafficking
- Supplier adherence to our values and ethics
- Further steps
We are part of the Andreu World group of companies (“Group”) and our headquarters is located in Valencia, Spain. The holding company is Holding Andreu World, S.A. which is registered in Spain and we have subsidiaries in Spain, the United States, Japan, and Ukraine. This Policy applies to each company within the Group.
Our business and our supply chains
We design, manufacture and sell contemporary seating and table furnishings which are manufactured in Ukraine and Spain. We manufacture wood furniture parts in our factories located in Ukraine and assemble the furniture at our facilities in Spain.
We sell our products globally exclusively to businesses. We have sales offices in Spain, the United States, and Japan and have representatives in the United Kingdom, Germany, and Portugal as well as commercial agents throughout Europe, Asia and South America.
Due diligence processes for anti-slavery and human trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have instituted systems to:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
- Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
- Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
- Protect whistle blowers.
Supplier adherence to our values and ethics
We have zero tolerance towards slavery and human trafficking. To ensure that all of the individuals and contractors working in our supply chain comply with our values we have implemented a rigorous supply chain compliance program. This consists of:
- Preventing, detecting and reporting modern slavery within our organization or supply chain by ensuring that we adopt robust reporting processes. This is the responsibility of those who work for or on our behalf.
- Engaging with our stakeholders and suppliers to address the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking in our activities and supply chain.
- Ensuring that our recruitment process only allows the use of recruitment firms whose employees are trained on and compliant with anti-slavery legislation and who make sure that the employee receives remuneration which is compliant with the standards set by legislation.
- Ensuring that our business partners are aware that we do not conduct business with companies who engage in modern slavery practices by including specific prohibitions against modern slavery in our contracts with suppliers or other third parties and conducting audits of our suppliers to ensure that they are complaint with this Policy;
- Acting in response to employees or business partners who engage in modern slavery and/or human trafficking.
- Appointing a compliance team to oversee the implementation of this Policy; and
- Raising awareness about our anti-slavery policy.
Our compliance team consists of representatives from the Human Resources and Purchasing Departments as well as external advisors and consultants.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain and our business, we provide continual training to our staff. In addition, we have in place the following processes:
- Ethics Codes. In our Company Ethics Code and in our Suppliers Ethics Code we prohibit any kind of modern slavery and we audit the compliance of these codes internally and we also work with the external auditors of our suppliers.
- Internal Procedures and Training. We have in place a Protocol of Action in case of any personal conflict at work and an annual Training Plan.
We audit, both internally and externally, compliance with our training protocols.
Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we have taken this year to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains, we intend to take the following further steps to combat slavery and human trafficking:
- Continually updating this Policy;
- Sending this Policy to all our business partners and requesting information about their practices regarding modern slavery and human trafficking.
- Integrating the Policy into our Employee Welcome Pack.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31/12/2019.
Andreu World S.L.