ANTI-SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING POLICY
Opulent Beds takes a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking.
We are committed to ensuring that they do not take place in our businesses and we take steps to ensure that they do not take place in our supply chains. These steps taken are monitored on a regular basis.
1. Steps for the Prevention of Modern Slavery
As a UK-based organisation which seeks to empower consumers through commercial activity, Opulent Beds works primarily within the areas of Retailing Beds, Mattresses and headboards. We consider the sectors in which we operate and our supply chains to be at higher risk of slavery.
We undertook an initial process review in 2017 to ensure we were compliant with the UK’s Modern Slavery Act which came into force in October 2015.
We have done another review in 2021 to ensure we remain compliant and are satisfied that we are.
3. Purpose of the Policy
Our internal policies require clear arrangements to be put in place with all new suppliers, and our zero tolerance approach is reflected within our due diligence processes and the standard terms that our suppliers must agree to. Geographically, our supply chains are predominantly based in the UK, with some suppliers also operating internationally.
Where suppliers operate within industries and/or countries with a higher risk of slavery and human trafficking
4. Communication and awareness of this Policy
Opulent Beds is accredited by the Living Wage Foundation. As an accredited Living Wage employer, we are committed to paying everyone working on our premises, whether permanent staff or contractors, a higher minimum rate of pay than the current National Living wage set by the government.
We have communicated our zero-tolerance approach to all our colleagues and will continue to do so. We have appointed an individual who is responsible for overseeing the communication of the anti-slavery and antihuman trafficking message both within the organisation and within our supply chains.