It is a priority for Status International (UK) Ltd to ensure that we trade ethically, source responsibly and work to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking throughout our organisation and in our supply chain. We take seriously any allegation of human rights abuse in all its forms and will not tolerate human rights’ abuse against individuals within our own organisation or our supply chain. Modern slavery can take many different forms and is a complex issue. Modern slavery is considered as part of a broader human rights agenda within the business. Status has taken steps to identify areas where there are risks of modern slavery occurring within our business and supply chain and we are working to eliminate that possibility.
Status is committed to preventing modern slavery and human trafficking throughout our business and supply chain and to understanding the modern slavery risks that may be present. We do this by: continuing to take steps to find effective methods to eliminate slavery and human trafficking practices, we employ a third-party accredited company to carry out BSCI or SMETA audits annually to ensure that our supply base is working within the ETI base code.
We aim to conduct our business in an ethical manner and to develop positive relationships with our suppliers to raise standards of working conditions where our products are made. Our priority is to support suppliers, ensuring they understand the requirements and expectations of them.
Auditing is an essential tool for identifying potential human rights risks. Factory audit ratings are used as an internal metric and the feedback and results of audits are shared with our suppliers accompanied by a comprehensive CAP to resolve any issues found. Our priority is to support, ensuring they understand the requirements and expectations of them.
Status have a robust recruitment process in-line with UK employment laws including contracts of employment and checks to ensure that everyone employed is over the age of 16.
Our organisation operates an employee code that makes it clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing the company, we strive to maintain the high standards of conduct and ethical behaviour when operating within the UK and abroad when managing the supply chain.
Chairman and Managing Director
11 November 2020