Modern Slavery Act Statement 2021
This statement has been published in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Modern slavery is a human rights violation. The term ‘Modern Slavery’ is used to describe offences including slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking. The Modern Slavery Act extends to England and Wales and has been written to combat Modern Slavery in the UK. As a global health and wellness company, Dr Organic Group is committed to acting ethically and with integrity. As such, we recognise the importance of the Act and what it aims to achieve in combatting modern slavery. This statement sets out the steps we are taking to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chain.
Our Business and Supply Chain
Dr Organic Group is a privately held, global leader in health and wellness. As a manufacturer, marketer and online seller of vitamins, dietary supplements, minerals, herbals and ethical beauty products, we are committed to supporting consumers’ wellness needs through high quality products backed by science. Dr Organic Group supply chain is made up of suppliers based across the world. Our suppliers provide a range of products and services.
Dr Organic Group has in place a Modern Slavery Policy to ensure we have strong processes and further transparency in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chain. Dr Organic Group commits to having its suppliers certify that they understand and acknowledge Dr Organic Group’s commitment to legal and ethical conduct. As part of this process, suppliers are asked to certify compliance with, among other things, slavery and human trafficking laws, wage and hour laws, child labour laws, and anti-corruption and antibribery laws. Our Modern Slavery Policy applies to all persons working for Dr Organic Group or with the company in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, suppliers, third-party representatives and business partners. As set out in our Modern Slavery Policy, any employee made aware of any practices that could violate our policies, must report this immediately to their manager of Dr Organic Group or the Human Resources Business Partner of Dr Organic Group.
Training and Communication
We are committed to the continual development of our processes and procedures to ensure that modern slavery does not take place within our company or its supply chain. We have written a policy specifically for the Modern Slavery Act to reflect our continued commitment to the Act and our obligations in managing our supply chain. This policy will be communicated to the company in 2021. Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy. Employees of the company will be given relevant and regular training on the policy and the issue of modern slavery in supply chains.