Wyvern aims to operate to the highest Ethical standards and our policies reflect this aim.
Ethical trading Policy
Our Ethical Trade Policy stipulates our requirements which include supporting all international norms and codes regarding human rights. Our Ethical Trading Policy Basic Principles are based on the principles of the ETI Base Code. The ETI Base Code is attached to this document. The key areas covered are:
- Employment is freely chosen
- Freedom Of Association And The Right To Collective Bargaining Are Respected
- Working Conditions Are Safe And Hygienic
- Child Labour Shall Not Be Used
- Living Wages Are Paid
- Working Hours Are Not Excessive
- No Discrimination is Practised
- Regular Employment is Provided
- No Harsh Or Inhumane Treatment is Allowed
- Environmental Impact is Managed
We are also a member of SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) which is a web-based platform for suppliers to share ethical trading information with their customers.
We expect all our suppliers to have ethical processes in place throughout their supply chain.
We expect all suppliers to understand, embrace and abide by our Ethical Trading policy.
Modern Day Slavery Policy
We recognise that slavery and human trafficking remains a hidden blight on our global society. The aim of the Company is to identify our responsibility by alerting staff to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain. Staff are expected and encouraged to report concerns to management, where they are expected to act upon them.
We design, manufacture and dispatch and supply sofas and chairs to the domestic market. We have an office, factory, warehouse and showroom in Kidderminster.
We have a multi-disciplined supply chain to support us through the different aspects and provisions of our business.
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern-day slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-Slavery Policy Statement reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
This Policy takes into account, and supports, the policies, procedures and requirements documented in our health and safety policy and employment policies. The implementation and operation of this management system underlines our commitment to this policy statement. Formal procedures concerning slavery and human trafficking have been established, including disciplinary procedures where they are breached. Additional procedures ensure that this policy is understood and communicated to all levels of the company, and that it is regularly reviewed by the Managing Director to ensure its continuing suitability and relevance to the company activities
The Company will achieve these aims by our initiative to identify and mitigate risk in the following ways (but not limited to):-
- More stringent vetting and investigation of our supply chain (contractors, sub-contractors, policies, contracts etc.).
- Continually audit and review our practices for checking all employees are paid at least the minimum wage and have the right to work;
- We encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistle blowers.
- The company will not knowingly support or deal with any business involved in slavery or human trafficking.
- We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to relevant members of staff. All Directors have been briefed on the subject.
We use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
- Completion of Audits by Directors, and Safety Consultants
- Use of labour monitoring and payroll systems; and
- Level of communication and personal contact with next link in the supply chain and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations.
This policy is in accordance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our business’ slavery and human trafficking statement.