Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement
At HYMR LTD t/a Code by Edge we recognise that slavery and human trafficking are significant human rights issues and are committed to taking appropriate and proportionate steps to mitigate the risk of these occurring within our business and our supply chain.
We’re a luxury jewellery manufacturer, wholesaler, and retailer which sells its products through its own website, selected retailers, as well as to clients at its own London Design Studio. We produce all our jewellery at hand-selected, family-owned workshops in the surroundings of Milan, Italy. We source our precious metals and precious stones from a handful, vetted, and carefully selected suppliers, mainly in Europe, USA, and China. We have selected retailers in the UK and will be expanding shortly to the USA.
The key areas of our operations that could be affected by slavery and human trafficking are our directly hired employees, agency staff working on our behalf, and the workforce of our supply chain who manufacture on our behalf or supply us with raw materials.
The steps that we take to mitigate risks in relation to each of these areas are as follows:
– We verify, upon commencement of employments, that all our employees have the right to work in the country of employment.
– We make all employees aware of their working hours, leave and absence entitlements and other employment benefits via the Employee Handbook.
– We carefully select our agency partners, including (but not limited to Creative, PR, Marketing, and Paid media), and aim to work with only shortlisted, and vetted agencies.
– We require warranties from our agencies that all their employees have the right to work in the country of their employment and that the agency’s employees are paid and treated fairly.
– We request warranties from all our suppliers that their employees have the right to work in their respective country of employment and that their employees are paid and treated fairly.
– Most of our raw materials, such as precious metals and stones, are bought through merchants and/or dealers. Whilst we adhere to the Kimberly Process, we discuss with and expect from our suppliers to minimise any risk of modern slavery or human trafficking in their respective supply chains.
We actively encourage our own employees, our agency staff, as well as our suppliers to report any issues related to modern slavery and/or human trafficking. We are in the process of establishing a confidential whistleblowing procedure.