Queen City Vapor is committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct and social responsibility in all aspects of our business. We recognize the importance of combating modern slavery, human trafficking, and forced labor, and we are dedicated to ensuring that our operations and supply chains are free from these unlawful practices.
Queen City Vapor is committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations related to modern slavery, including the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (UK) and other relevant international legislation. We believe in promoting transparency, integrity, and accountability throughout our organization and supply chains.
Supplier Due Diligence:
We place a strong emphasis on responsible sourcing and have implemented robust measures to assess and mitigate the risk of modern slavery within our supply chains. Our supplier due diligence process includes:
- Supplier Code of Conduct: We maintain a Supplier Code of Conduct that sets out our expectations regarding human rights, labor standards, and ethical business practices. We communicate these requirements to all our suppliers and expect their full compliance.
- Risk Assessment: We conduct periodic risk assessments to identify suppliers and geographic regions that may be at higher risk of modern slavery. This assessment helps us prioritize our efforts and focus on areas that require increased attention.
- Supplier Audits: We engage in regular audits of our suppliers to evaluate their compliance with our Supplier Code of Conduct. These audits may be conducted by our internal team or by independent third-party auditors.
- Contractual Obligations: We include specific clauses in our supplier contracts that require adherence to our ethical standards and prohibit the use of forced labor or any form of modern slavery.
Training and Awareness:
We believe that education and awareness are essential in combating modern slavery. We provide training to our employees, particularly those involved in procurement and supply chain management, to ensure they understand the risks associated with modern slavery and are equipped to identify and respond to any potential violations.
Reporting and Whistleblowing:
We encourage all employees, suppliers, and stakeholders to report any concerns related to modern slavery or other unethical practices. We have established channels for confidential reporting, ensuring that individuals can come forward without fear of retaliation. Reports will be thoroughly investigated, and appropriate action will be taken in response.
Queen City Vapor is committed to continuously improving our approach to tackling modern slavery. We regularly review and update our policies, procedures, and training programs to ensure their effectiveness and alignment with emerging best practices and legislative requirements.
Queen City Vapor is unwavering in our commitment to combat modern slavery, human trafficking, and forced labor. We strive to create a responsible and sustainable business environment where every individual is treated with dignity, respect, and fairness.
This Modern Slavery Statement represents our dedication to transparency and accountability. It will be reviewed annually and published on our website to demonstrate our ongoing commitment to eradicating modern slavery from our operations and supply chains.
For any inquiries or to report a concern related to modern slavery, please contact us at [email protected].
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