Modern Slavery Statement

Financial Year 22/23 - 01/02/2023 - 31/01/2024

Queens of Archive Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Here are the steps Queens of archive limited has taken and continues to take to understand and minimise the potential risk of modern slavery in its business and supply chains.

This statement is published in line with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015

Queens of archive is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking.

As an equal opportunities employer, we're committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our staff. We want all our staff to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves.

Our recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and to safeguard employees from any abuse or coercion.

We do not work with any organisation, in the UK or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.

Our Supply Chain

Due to the nature of our business, we assess ourselves to have a low risk of modern slavery in our business and supply chains.

Our supply chains are limited and we procure goods and services from a restricted range of UK and overseas suppliers, mainly through UK government frameworks.

We have two suppliers, each of which use one factory to supply our product. One in India and one in London, which uses their production facility in Romania.

Our Indian supplier is Sedex 4 pillar approved and is SMETA audited annually to ensure compliance with ethical and responsible practices including:

  • Labour Standards
  • Health and Safety
  • Environment (4 Pillar)
  • Business Ethics

Our Romania based supplier is Sedex approved and SMETA audit compliant on:

  • Labour Standards
  • Health and Safety

Embedding the principles

We will continue to embed the principles through:

  • providing awareness training to staff on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and informing them of the appropriate action to take if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking
  • ensuring staff involved in procurement activity are aware of and follow modern slavery procurement guidance on GOV.UK
  • ensuring that consideration of the modern slavery risks and prevention are added to QoA’s policy review process as an employer and procurer of goods and services
  • making sure QoA’s procurement strategies and contract terms and conditions include references to modern slavery and human trafficking
  • continuing to take action to embed a zero tolerance policy towards modern slavery
  • ensuring that staff involved in buying or procurement and the recruitment and deployment of workers receive training on modern slavery and ethical employment practices

This statement has been approved by the Nicola Orme and Sarah Plunkett-Chadwick, Directors of Queens of archive Limited.

This statement will be reviewed and updated every year.