Modern Slavery Statement

Introduction

This statement is made in accordance with Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Modern slavery is a monstrous crime and sadly still a huge problem for millions of people around the world – including in many developed countries.

We would like to make clear our position to wholeheartedly reject modern slavery, human trafficking and exploitation.

At Decking Hero Ltd, we have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and are fully committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in both our own operations and our supply chain.

This statement sets out the steps we have taken to understand all potential modern slavery risks to our business and prevent them from entering our operations and supply chain.

 

Our Business & Supply Chains

Decking Hero Ltd operates primarily within affiliate marketing and online advertising – using editorials to promote our favourite products to gardening consumers.

We have 2 employees in the UK. Our supply chain consists of data suppliers, computers and computer software, office supplies and banking services.

We operate within the United Kingdom only. We have not been made aware of any human trafficking or modern slavery allegations against any of our affiliate partners or suppliers, but if we were, we would act immediately against the supplier and report it to the relevant UK authorities.

 

Risk Assessment

This year, our directors have carried out a thorough assessment of our supply chain, considering:

  • The risk potential of specific countries (this is based on the Global Slavery Index)
  • The products and services which are offered by our business suppliers
  • The presence of vulnerable demographic groups

This assessment will determine which products and partners we work with and recommend. It also helps us to determine our policies and measurement for the future.

Decking Hero Ltd is committed to the highest levels of corporate governance and believe wholeheartedly in social responsibility. We expect nothing less than the highest ethical standards from our directors, employees, suppliers and partners.

Given the nature of our business and our compliance with all UK Legislation, we assess that there is a very low risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in any of our internal activities or our product supply chain.

Nevertheless, the team at Decking Hero Ltd has been briefed on modern slavery and human trafficking laws and have a thorough understanding of our zero-tolerance approach should they encounter it in the workplace. This is also briefed to any new employees as part of their introductory training.

We will review this statement periodically to ensure that it is still appropriate and effective. This statement covers the period between 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019 and has been approved by the directors of Decking Hero Ltd on 19 July 2018.

 

 

 

 

Signed Thomas O’Rourke – Managing Director