This statement is made on behalf of Joana Fulana Ltd. (for the purposes of this statement "JF"). We are publishing this statement under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to demonstrate our commitment to ensuring that our business and supply chain reflects our values and respect for human rights.
At JF we value human rights and dignity and are committed to maintaining and improving practices to combat modern slavery and human trafficking throughout our business. We encourage our suppliers to share our commitment to providing an ethical work environment.
Our organisational structure
JF is an independent company that has its registered office in Cheshunt, England. We design, manufacture and sell high quality accessories. Since launching in 2008, the Joana Fulana brand has developed a distinctive range of practical and timeless designs, created to bring at an affordable price and great value.
One of JF’s overriding objectives is to conduct all of its business in an honest and ethical manner. We endeavour to maintain a fair and ethical workplace for all of our staff. It is an essential part of this that all forms of forced labour or human trafficking are prohibited and that they have no place in our business.
Similarly, compliance with all employment laws is a fundamental objective of JF and our employee handbook sets out strict rules and policies on anti-corruption, bribery, equal opportunities and discrimination.
Our whistle-blowing policy invites employees to bring to our attention any illegal or improper behaviour and any breach of the Company's own policies. The whistle-blowing policy encourages staff to raise any concerns about our supply chain management without fear of retribution.
E q u a l P a y S t a t e m e n t
This statement covers all staff employed, free-lancers & contributors by JF and articulates the commitment of this company to ensure that all staff receive equal pay for work of equal value.
In line with the company’s Equality and Diversity Inclusion Policy, the JF supports and promotes equality of opportunity for all staff and believes as part of this ethos that staff should receive equal pay for the same or broadly similar work.
In order to achieve equal pay for staff doing equal work, the JF operates a pay system, which is transparent, based on objective criteria and free from unlawful bias.
Our supply chains
The key suppliers and partners in our supply chain supply fabrics and vegan materials as well as manufacturing the accessories that JF designs. Our methods of engaging with suppliers ensure that we are confident that we remain fully compliant with the law at all times. We do remain constantly vigilant and periodically monitor risks at all levels of the supply chain.
Our due diligence processes
We expect all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners to uphold the same high standards as we do, by ensuring that all employees and workers are treated with dignity and respect in a fair and ethical environment.
Our employees are subject to right to work checks and we continue to work with our contractors to ensure that they comply with relevant employment laws including minimum wage requirements and right to work rules.
Assessing and managing risk
JF sources goods and services from the United Kingdom, Italy, Poland, Turkey and China. When selecting suppliers, we consider and scrutinise the reputation and integrity of the companies before deciding whether we want to work with them. Audits are carried out as part of the due diligence process before engaging companies. We regularly visit our production and supplier sites and exercise our right to carry out inspections and audits where appropriate.
We work to identify, assess, and monitor any potential areas of risk in relation to our business and supply chains. This includes considering the type of services being carried out, the nature of what is being supplied and the location from where it is being supplied. We will continue to look to manage any risks identified and work with our suppliers and manufacturers to uphold ethical standards.
We continue to monitor and develop our practices in respect of combatting slavery and human trafficking, particularly focusing on areas of the supply chain that may pose a higher risk of human trafficking or forced labour.
Because JF is committed to sourcing and designing only the highest quality accessories our processes will continue to evolve and improve.
Our suppliers are required to agree specifically that their services will be provided with due consideration of its staff and the environment.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.