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ETHICAL TRADING

Being a responsible business is part of our brand DNA and has been since we began. Whether it's developing great relationships with British manufacturing, embedding the principles of ethical trade in our business or supporting charitable causes we believe in, we have a strong desire to do the right thing for our employees and customers. That’s why we are a B Corporation.

At Beauty Kitchen, we’re on a mission to create the most effective, natural and sustainable beauty products in the world.

We want to show the world that we can create natural, sustainable beauty products which are above all, effective. Everything we do comes with a big splash of transparency, so you can see the hard work that goes into making us the home of sustainable beauty.

We are incredibly proud to be a certified B Corporation it sums up what we’re all about - using business as a force for good. This means using sustainable ingredients, giving back to the community (including 2% of all our sales to charity) and being the change that we want to see in the beauty industry.

We promise that all of our products will do what they say in the most sustainable way we can find, with a sprinkle of fun and a big splash of sustainability, because we believe in transparency, always.

Suppliers and factories must follow our supplier code of the conduct which is based on the ETI Base Code. The ETI Base Code is an internationally recognised code of labour practice founded on the conventions of the International Labour Organisation.

  • 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

  • Suppliers are required to give full commitment and assurance that they adhere to our animal welfare policy and we have a compliance process which covers this. All of Beauty Kitchen’s products are cruelty-free and Leaping Bunny certified.

  • Beauty product packaging has an even bigger impact on the environment than the ingredients. We’re leaders in the change towards a more sustainable beauty industry.

  • Through innovative solutions, precycling and minimised packaging, we’re putting the environment first long before our products even reach our customers and are constantly looking for new ways to make our packaging even more sustainable.

 

MODERN SLAVERY

OUR POLICIES ON SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-slavery Policy 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 business and in our supply chains.

DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES FOR SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING

As part of our initiative to identify risk and mitigate against such risks we nominate senior representations of the business units and functions, who in turn report to the Company Director. We have in place systems across our business; our trading partners; and our supply chains to:

• Identify inappropriate employment practices.

• Identify and assess other potential risk areas.

• Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring.

• Monitor potential risk areas.

 

SUPPLIER ADHERENCE TO OUR VALUES AND ETHICS

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values we operate in line with principles of responsible sourcing, including paying employees at the prevailing minimum wage applicable within their relevant county of operations. We have in place a supply chain compliance programme that is maintained by the relevant account manager or relevant management. This consists of client reviews; audit; and self-certification declarations.

TRAINING

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business, in our supply chains and in our business partners, we provide relevant training to our staff. This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year 31st December 2019.