Warren James has always believed in treating people with dignity and respect. Since our incorporation in 1979, doing business the “right” way has been a cornerstone of our family business and we have always strived to pursue our business activities in a responsible and ethical manner.
We have a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery and are fully committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our operations and supply chain. We support the government’s objectives to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking.
Our business and supply chains
Warren James is the UK’s largest independently owned jewellery chain with over 200 shops across the country.
Our products are sourced from all over the world. We enjoy, and put trust in, long standing relationships with many of our suppliers.
We have in place a variety of policies for identifying and preventing slavery and human trafficking in our operations and to protect worker rights and to promote a safe and fair supply chain:
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we conduct due diligence on all new suppliers both at the outset of any relationship and on an ongoing basis.
We seek to:
Training and awareness
All members of staff undergo a full induction process on joining the company. This includes training on all relevant policies and procedures of Warren James.
Risk of slavery and human trafficking in our business
We will continue to work with our suppliers to ensure that to the best of our and their knowledge, our supply chain is free from abuse by slavery and human trafficking.
We will keep under review the steps we are taking, and any we need to take to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain. We acknowledge that it is not practical for us to have a direct relationship with all links in the supply chain, as this would ultimately be to the mine, utility generator etc.
This Statement has been published in accordance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and relates to the financial year ended 31 March 2019. It has been approved by the board of Warren James (Jewellers) Limited. It sets out the steps taken by Warren James (Jewellers) Limited and other relevant group companies, including Warren James Holdings Limited to identify and prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains.
Founder and Managing Director
20 May 2019