Anti Modern Slavery Statement
Swarovski respects the human rights of everyone who contributes to our business – both our employees and the people working in our supply chain. To ensure transparency and maintain our compliance with recent legislation we have prepared the following statement.
On 1 January 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act of 2010 went into effect in the State of California, USA. This law was designed to increase the amount of information made available by manufacturers and retailers regarding their efforts to address the issue of slavery and human trafficking, thereby allowing consumers to make better, more informed choices regarding the products they buy and the companies they choose to support.
On 29 October 2015, the United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act 2015 came into force as means to prevent modern slavery from occurring in businesses’ supply chains and organisations. This law requires (among others) for certain businesses to produce a statement every year setting out the steps they have taken to ensure there is no modern slavery in their own business and their supply chains.
On 21 June 2018, New South Wales became the first Australian jurisdiction to pass modern slavery specific legislation, in the form of the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (NSW). This regime imposes new reporting obligations on businesses to identify and detail their actions to address risks of modern slavery in their supply chains. The piece of legislation mandates supply chain reporting dealing with the organization’s consideration of and response to modern slavery in its supply chains.
Swarovski Crystal Business (Swarovski) is opposed to slavery and human trafficking and defines its basic principles to conduct business in a lawful and ethical manner and to support the right of all individuals to be free from slavery and any kind of forced labor in the workplace.