Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Our Business and Structure

David Morris is a high-end luxury jeweller which directly operates retail stores in London, Paris, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. We also retail through a number of franchise/distributor owned points of sale; in Moscow, Baku, Muscat, Jeddah and Paris. Our business involves the design and retail of jewellery items made using precious and semi-precious gems set in gold or platinum.

Our Policies

In response to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) we have reviewed our existing practices, policies and processes to understand what modern slavery and human trafficking risks may exist in our operations and to ensure that no modern slavery or human trafficking occurs in any part of our business or within our supply chains.

The company adopts a zero-tolerance attitude towards slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour or human trafficking and has in place a number of relevant policies to ensure that all business is conducted in an ethical manner and demonstrates our commitment to being a transparent organisation.

  • Ethical Sourcing Policy. We ensure that we do not source goods from countries that are deemed to be high-risk in respect to human rights and/or corruption.
  • Ant-Bribery and Corruption Policy. It is the company’s policy to conduct all of its business in an honest and ethical manner and to avoid any susceptibility to bribery or corruption.
  • Whistle Blowing Policy. The purpose of this policy is to deter malpractice within the Company. Employees are protected under the Public Interest Disclosure Act 1998. The company warrants that no employee will be treated detrimentally on the grounds that they have reported in good faith their suspicion of modern slavery in our business or supply chains.

Due Diligence

The Company conducts regular visits to the workshops that manufacture our jewellery and ensures that our Anti-Slavery Policy is communicated to them.

We expect all of our suppliers and all of our business partners (in whatever capacity or relationship) to behave ethically and with integrity in all their dealings with us and within their own supply chains including but not limited to; the ethical sourcing of precious stones, non-use of child labour, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.

We communicate our Anti-Slavery Policy to our suppliers and other business partners so they know and understand the high standards we set for ourselves are the same high standards we expect from them and to understand from them what measures and systems they have in place to ensure that modern slavery does not exist in their business or supply chains.

We are committed to making sure that no modern slavery or human trafficking exists within our operations and therefore view our due diligence as a continuous process that needs regular monitoring and review and updating where necessary.

Responsibility

The board of directors has the overall responsibility for ensuring that the company’s Anti-Slavery Policy complies with the Company’s legal and ethical obligations, and all those under its control comply with it.

The board of directors have responsibility for implementing this Policy and for reviewing its use and effectiveness and for dealing with any issues that may arise. Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them are made aware of and understand this policy and are given training on it.

Approval

This statement has been approved by the Board of Directors of David Morris International Limited, and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2018.

Wayne Pond Signature

Wayne Pond
Finance Director
David Morris International Limited