Latelita maintains a longstanding commitment to responsible and sustainable business practices, including respect for human rights.
Latelita is committed to ensuring that exploitation with regards to any form of Slavery or Human Trafficking is eliminated from society and although we have adopted responsible and ethical practices throughout our business, we have also made a conscious commitment to ensuring that all aspects of our business including the wider supply chains are investigated fully to address previously unidentified concerns with respect to the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
We have adopted many safeguards which ensure our supply chain principles are adhered to, including but not restricted to independent audits as well as ensuring environmentally sustainable operations.
As a brand who strives for best ethical practices, we welcome the transparency that the Modern Slavery Act requires. We are committed to combat human trafficking, forced labour, slavery as well as any other unethical practices throughout our business and supply chains.
Organization’s Structure and Business
Since we began in 2012, Latelita has developed an internationally-renowned luxury jewellery brand, operating from office space in Portsmouth and London, and boutiques globally as well as a strong on-line presence.
Our Supply Chain
Our supply chain encompasses the provision of goods and services, both within and outside the U.K. We engage with approximately 5 suppliers of valuable metals, gemstones and diamonds used in the manufacture of our products (“Product Suppliers”). Such Product Suppliers currently operate factories operating in Turkey, India and Thailand. Our pieces are created from within our atelier in Turkey.
Our Commitment to Human Rights
Latelita is committed to ensuring there is no slavery, forced labour, child labour or human trafficking occurring in our supply chains, or indeed any other part of our business.
We expect our employees to uphold our core values of excellence, integrity and social responsibility as well as actively encouraging employees to raise any activities or behaviours that they deem to be unlawful or unethical in any part of our business or operations.
We also expect all our suppliers to adhere to the highest legal and ethical standards, and to operate free from discrimination, slavery, forced labour and human trafficking.
We have introduced several safeguards to ensure supplier compliance.
We support an ongoing risk assessment of our business and supply chains to identify any potential areas of non-compliance or exposure.
There are Director’s responsibilities to verify that adequate controls are in place and enforced.
We have policies and procedures in place to ensure that we operate strict recruitment, selection and employment checks and processes with fair, ethical, and non-discriminatory employee and staff practices regulated by the General Manager.
We have verified that all our staff members are eligible to work within their region of employment and that they are paid above standardised wage rates and benefits with full access to grievance procedures.
Our supplier agreement further requires our suppliers to confirm that they have not been investigated for, or convicted of, offences involving corruption of breach of human rights laws and standards. In addition, suppliers are required to implement their own transparent due diligence programmes in order to ensure that none of their sub-contractors or suppliers are engaged directly or indirectly in slavery or human trafficking.
We have commenced the process of obtaining confirmation of compliance to the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 from all suppliers, contractors and subcontractors including confirmations that they can find no evidence of concerns within their business or supply chains.
We will continue to review this policy on a regular basis to ensure we are continually following best & ethical practices to comply with all relevant laws and regulations.