Modern Slavery Statement 2022

At The Vapor Lair, we are committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct and social responsibility in all aspects of our business. We strongly condemn modern slavery in all its forms and are dedicated to taking appropriate measures to combat it.

Our Approach to Modern Slavery:

  1. Policies and Procedures: We have implemented robust policies and procedures to ensure that modern slavery is not present within our organization or supply chains. These policies are regularly reviewed and updated to align with best practices and legal requirements.
  2. Supply Chain Due Diligence: We conduct due diligence on our supply chain to assess the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking. We seek to work with suppliers who share our commitment to ethical practices and who operate in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  3. Supplier Audits: We periodically audit our suppliers to evaluate their compliance with our standards and to identify any potential risks related to modern slavery. We engage in open and transparent dialogue with our suppliers to address any concerns and work towards continuous improvement.
  4. Employee Training and Awareness: We provide training and awareness programs for our employees to ensure they understand the signs of modern slavery and their responsibilities in preventing and reporting any suspected cases. We encourage a culture of vigilance and accountability.
  5. Whistleblowing Mechanism: We have established a confidential whistleblowing mechanism that allows employees, suppliers, or other stakeholders to report any concerns or suspicions regarding modern slavery within our organization or supply chains. We take all reports seriously and investigate them thoroughly.
  6. Collaboration and Industry Engagement: We actively engage with industry partners, non-governmental organizations, and relevant stakeholders to collaborate on initiatives and share best practices in the fight against modern slavery. We believe that collective action is essential to making a meaningful impact.
  7. Continuous Improvement: We are committed to continuously improving our practices and procedures to prevent modern slavery. We monitor developments in legislation, industry standards, and global initiatives to ensure our approach remains effective and aligned with emerging best practices.

Our Future Commitments:

We understand that eradicating modern slavery is an ongoing effort. In addition to the measures already in place, we are committed to:

  1. Increasing Transparency: We will enhance the transparency of our operations, including our supply chain, by regularly communicating our progress in combating modern slavery.
  2. Collaboration and Partnerships: We will actively seek partnerships with organizations, experts, and stakeholders who share our commitment to eradicating modern slavery, fostering a collective approach to this global issue.
  3. Risk Assessment and Mitigation: We will continue to assess and mitigate the risks of modern slavery within our organization and supply chains through ongoing due diligence, audits, and risk assessments.
  4. Awareness and Training: We will invest in education and training programs to ensure that all employees are equipped with the knowledge and tools to identify and report any potential instances of modern slavery.
  5. Reporting and Accountability: We will publish annual updates on our efforts to combat modern slavery, providing transparent information about our progress and any challenges encountered.

By taking these steps, we aim to contribute to the global fight against modern slavery and promote ethical practices throughout our operations and supply chains.

This statement is made in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and represents The Vapor Lair’s commitment to combatting modern slavery in all its forms.

Date: 26-7-2023