This statement is published in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It describes the steps taken by MandM Direct within the financial year ending 31st July 2019 to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain. This statement reiterates our commitment to our understanding of modern slavery risks and ensures that there is no modern slavery in own business and our supply chains.
Organisational Structure and Supply Chain
MandM Direct is an online off price retailer of clothing and footwear for men, women and children.
MandM Direct has no ownership interests in the production chain but co-operates with our suppliers. All own brand products are purchased via UK importers and branded products are purchased direct via suppliers.
Polices in Relation to Slavery and Human Trafficking
In our Slavery and Trafficking policy we set high demands to ensure respect for human rights and labour rights. Apart from the policy mentioned we have other specific policies such as Home Working policy, Whistleblowers policy, Bullying and Harassment policy, Equal Opportunities policy, Young Workers and Work Experience policy.
Due Diligence Processes
We seek to minimise the adverse impact of our business in our own operations as well as in our supply chain. Our due diligence procedures seek to:
- Identify , prevent and mitigate against any risk of adverse impact on human rights in our operation and business relationships
- Consider any adverse impact we may cause or contribute to through our supply chain practises, as well as the adverse impact we may cause or contribute to within our own business
- Remediate any direct or indirect adverse impact that our business operations have on human rights
- Promote respect for human rights among our staff, suppliers and other business relations
Based on our due diligence processes we have identified that the highest risk of violating human rights is in our supply chain. We use UK based importers who we work closely with in the due diligence process.
Prevention, Effectiveness and Training
We rely on our importers to carry out regular factory audits.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking with our suppliers and our business we provide training to relevant staff. We also rely on our business partners and importers to provide training to their staff, suppliers and providers.
This statement is signed by the CEO of MandM Direct, Damian Evans
Date: 31st October 2019