BYREDO MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT


This statement is made pursuant of section (54)1 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending March 2019. It sets out the steps that BYREDO has taken and will continue to take to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking from taking place within our business and supply chain.

This statement relates to business activity during the financial year ending March 2019.

Going forward into 2019/20 we will continue to undertake further detailed risk assessments of our business.

 

BUSINESS

Byredo France SAS is part of the Byredo Group of companies, whose headquarters are based in France and which is the ultimate owner of the prestigious “Byredo” brand. The Byredo Group sells Byredo luxury home and personal fragrance, bodycare and accessory skincare products in its own boutiques; selected independent boutiques and high-end department stores all over the world. These products are sold to customers in the United Kingdom through Byredo France SAS (hereinafter referred to as ‘Byredo’).

 

OUR POLICIES

Byredo has built its business based on integrity and trust incorporating high ethical trading standards. Our people are at the heart of our business. The core values of Byredo set our responsibility to respect those who work for us and those who work with us. We employ people directly; we use manufacturers and suppliers to enable us to produce our goods, and we have a distribution network to distribute our goods globally. We operate the following policies that support the identification of modern slavery and help to combat human trafficking within this infrastructure of relationships:

 

WHISTLE BLOWING POLICY

Byredo encourages all employees, customers, business partners and suppliers to report concerns related to the direct activities of modern slavery and human trafficking.

All company employees (and agency workers) must behave honestly, ethically and lawfully during the course of their employment. Employees have a duty to report any evidence of dishonest or improper activities to management.

 

RECRUITMENT / AGENCY & CONTRACT WORKERS TERMS AND CONDITIONS

All of the recruitment agencies we work with are reputable.

Additionally, we require our suppliers; manufacturers, distributors and retailers to comply with all applicable laws including labour laws. We recognise the responsibility that we share with our suppliers and partners to buy materials and sell our products in an ethical manner. As far as reasonably practicable we require our partners and suppliers to uphold our ethical values.

 

DUE DILIGENCE

We undertake due diligence when selecting new suppliers or when entering partnerships to ensure that Byredo’s high ethical standards are upheld. Byredo will not knowingly work with or award contracts to third parties who do not meet these standards.

AWARENESS TRAINING

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business, in our supply chains and in our business partners, advice and awareness about modern slavery and human trafficking is available to staff through our awareness posters and compulsory staff induction.

This statement has been approved by the board of directors of Byredo France SAS and signed on its behalf by:

 

Fabienne Mauny, CEO

For and on behalf of Byredo France SAS

29 March 2019