Modern slavery is a terrible crime and a morally reprehensible act that deprives a person's liberty and dignity for another person's gain. It is a real problem for millions of people around the world, including many in developed countries, who are being kept and exploited in various forms of slavery. Every company is at risk of being involved in this crime through its own operations and its supply chain.
At Vitabiotics Ltd, we believe all companies should have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, and are fully committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our operation and supply chain. This statement sets out the actions that we have taken to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to our business, and to implement steps to prevent slavery and human trafficking.
Our supplier selection and on-boarding procedure includes due diligence of the supplier's reputation, respect for the law, compliance with QC standards, safety and regulatory requirements.
We have not at any time been made aware of any allegations of human trafficking/slavery activities against any of our suppliers.
We undertake that if this were to occur, then we would act immediately against the supplier and officially report the matter immediately to the relevant authorities.
The Directors conducted a review of the company and its suppliers and did not find any specific risk
As a result,oursupplierquestionnairefor raw materials has been updatedtospecificallyinclude a clauseto establish the supplier’sown policy and zero tolerance for human trafficking and modern slavery. THIS CHECK IS ALSO ADDED TO TECHNICAL AGREEMENTS AND ANY NEW CONTRACT MANUFACTURER SUPPLY AGREEMENTS.
The Company operates the following policies in our operations:
This policy document was approved in the board meeting conducted on 11th of September. It will also be regularly reviewed and updated by the Board of Directors.
Senior Vice President
Date: 1st May 2019