MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT

INTRODUCTION

At MZ Skin Limited we are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business. We recognise the responsibility that we share with our suppliers and partners to buy materials and sell our products in an ethical manner. As far as reasonably practicable we require our Partners and Suppliers to uphold our strict ethical values and demonstrate transparency within their supply chains.

ORGANISATION STRUCTURE

MZ Skin Limited headquarters is based in London, United Kingdom. MZ Skin Limited, trading as MZ Skin, is a British luxury cosmetics company, which manufactures worldwide prestige skincare and cosmetics, usually through high-end department stores.

OUR BUSINESS

MZ Skin Limited is a World Leader in skin care and skin care devices. The brand is distributed in over 60 countries.

At MZ Skin Limited, Responsible Development is a continuous approach to improvement; deeply rooted in the development of the company since its origin that aims to promote the economic, environmental and social performance of the company in order to build a better, sustainable world for everyone, everywhere.

We pride ourselves on our work to help enhance economic, environmental and social performance.

Social performance covers all actions that target social progress; human rights, improving living conditions and health (access to water, nutrition), job creation, respect for staff & partners and knowledge exchange. Social performance is where we seek to help abolish modern slavery and human trafficking.

OUR POLICIES THAT HELP TO PREVENT MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

MZ Skin Limited has built their business based on integrity and trust incorporating high ethical trading standards. We operate the following policies that support the identification of modern slavery and help to combat human trafficking –

Whistleblowing Policy – Everyone should be aware of the importance of preventing and eliminating wrongdoing at work. All workers are required to be watchful for illegal or unethical conduct and are required to report any such activity. Our policy aims to make it easy for workers to make disclosures without the fear of reprisal. Employers, customers or others who have concerns can contact our Human Resources department.

Code of Conduct – All company employees must behave honestly, ethically and lawfully during the course of their employment. Employees have a duty to report any evidence of dishonest or improper activities to Management.

Procurement Code – MZ Skin Limited is committed to ensuring that its suppliers and partners adhere to the highest standard of ethics. All of our suppliers are required to demonstrate their commitment to corporate social responsibility and this is tested as part of the tender and selection process. We build lasting relationships and work closely with our partners and suppliers to ensure that they uphold the MZ Skin Limited values. Respect is a value that is actively supported across the business not only for each other and our business partnerships, but also the environment.

Recruitment/Agency & Contract Workers Terms & Conditions – All of the recruitment agencies and contractors that we work with are reputable. We undertake checks to understand what workers will actually be paid by fully understanding the breakdown of agency and contractor margins. This allows us to ensure that there is a fair rate of pay for anyone who carries out work for us. We also conduct rigorous checks on the right to work in the UK.

DUE DILIGENCE

We undertake due diligence when selecting new suppliers or when entering partnerships to ensure that MZ Skin Limited high ethical standards are upheld. We also actively manage contracts and monitor existing supplier’s performance to provide assurance that our standard requirements are upheld.

This includes checking for general legislative compliance of labour standards and fair rates of pay to safeguard against modern slavery and human trafficking.

If we have to source goods from outside the UK and EU where there is a higher risk of slavery and human trafficking; we will where possible work in partnership with companies who hold SA8000 certification or subscribe to the IMO Fair For Life programme. This helps to provide assurance of the company’s commitment to human rights, workers conditions and the provision of the living wage.

MZ Skin Limited will not knowingly work with or award contracts to Suppliers who cannot commit to supporting the eradication of modern slavery and human trafficking.

SUPPLIER ADHERENCE TO OUR VALUES AND ETHICS

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values in this regard.

We encourage anyone, including colleagues, subcontractors, suppliers, customers and clients to report in good faith any issues or concerns about potential unethical business practices. These can be reported to the Human Resources Department.

TRAINING & RAISING AWARENESS

MZ Skin Limited aims to raise awareness and train all staff involved in procurement and supply chain activity to ensure that they understand and have an awareness of –

• The basic principles of the modern slavery act.
• The conditions and impact of unrealistically low prices and extremely tight deadlines that give rise to the increased risk of slavery and human trafficking
• How to raise potential slavery and human trafficking issues to the relevant people within the organisation
• What external help is available e.g. The modern slavery helpline (https://www.modernslaveryhelpline.org/)

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st December, 2021.

 

Founder, MZ Skin Limited

1st January, 2021

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