FKA Brands Limited is committed to ensure that no forced labour is used in the manufacture of our products. Our staff visit our factories several times a year and are trained in how to spot signs of Forced Labour. In the rare exceptions where we do not regularly visit the factory it is independently audited by a team of social auditors from a reputable firm of auditors with a head office in Europe at least every other year.
We have employees permanently based in China to enable us to visit our factories regularly and talk to factory workers in their own language.
Before taking products from a new factory they must meet our standards which include inspection for the use of Forced Labour and commit to the non-use of Forced Labour in the manufacture of our products.
FKA Brands Limited and all of our factories are members of Europe’s largest Social Monitoring Organisation SEDEX which shares factory social audits amongst manufacturers and retailers.
In 2018 our key factories that account for over 94% of the products we sell were also audited independently by leading EU based teams of social auditors at least every other year, up from 80% in 2016 and 66% in 2015.
Every year all of our factories reconfirm their obligations not to use Forced Labour in the manufacture of our products. In a 2019 survey of our suppliers:
97% are aware of the need to monitor the whole supply chain
95% are already monitoring their suppliers an improvement on 2018
90% are already monitoring their second tier suppliers
During the coming year FKA Brands Limited will be following up on these results to review the supporting evidence, ensure that all suppliers are monitoring their supply chain and improve the monitoring of our supply chain.
We have never detected any use of Forced Labour in the manufacture of our products.
For a copy of our latest Section 54 statement on our compliance to the Modern Slavery Act 2015, please click here.