The Boutique Draper

Modern Slavery Statement


The Boutique Draper is committed to preventing slavery & human trafficking in its corporate activities, & to ensuring, as far as reasonably practicable, that its supply chains are free from slavery & human trafficking.

This statement sets out the company’s actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business & to put in place steps that are aimed at preventing slavery or human trafficking in its own business & its supply chains. This statement relates to actions & activities during the financial year 1 April 2020 to 31 March 2021.

Organisational Structure & Supply Chains. We are a registered provider of Interior Design services to Housing Developers & Private Clients, providing interiors to more than 400 homes nationally per year.

The Boutique Draper acknowledges its responsibility to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 & aims for transparency within the organisation & with suppliers of goods & services to the organisation.

The Boutique Draper procurement process requires all new suppliers to complete a due diligence assessment.

Suppliers are required to demonstrate that they provide safe working conditions where necessary & act ethically & within the law in their use of labour.

The Boutique Draper will not knowingly support or deal with any business involved in slavery or human trafficking & will work to terminate any business relationship where it becomes apparent a supplier does not adhere to the expectations of the company.

Relevant Policies

In keeping with The Boutique Draper commitment to act with integrity in all its business activities, many of its existing policies are relevant to the prevention of slavery or human trafficking in any part of its business or that of its supply chains.

The Boutique Draper Code of Conduct sets out the behaviours expected from partners in their dealings with colleagues, customers, suppliers & external partners. The company strives to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct & ethical behaviour when undertaking activities & managing its supply chain.

The Boutique Draper encourages its workers, customers & other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of, the company. The Group’s whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy for workers to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation. 2

Risk Assessment & Due Diligence

There are currently no activities that are deemed as at a high risk of slavery or human trafficking. The risk of slavery & human trafficking within the company is substantially avoided & mitigated through its framework of policies & procedures as well as an annual review of the company’s Operational Risk Map.

Training & Awareness

General awareness is promoted throughout the company & attention given to expected behaviours, Dignity at Work & the Code of Conduct.

The information provided explains to partners what they can do to identify & flag up potential slavery or human trafficking issues to the relevant parties within the company & what external help is available, for example through the Modern Slavery Helpline.

Effectiveness & Performance Review

The Boutique Draper does not have key performance indicators specifically in relation to slavery or human trafficking as any instance would be considered a breach of employment laws, its direct employment practices, Code of Conduct, wider Group policies & / or supplier standards.

However, the business practices that relate to the mitigation of slavery or human trafficking risk do have internal performance measures which will be routinely monitored.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 & constitutes the company’s slavery & human trafficking statement for the current financial year. This statement will be reviewed annually & published.

Signed on behalf of The Boutique Draper:

Philippa Simpson

The Boutique Draper

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