Modern Slavery Act
Modern Slavery Act policy statement
Perry Ellis Europe Limited ("PEEL") believes that every person has a right to decent and humane working conditions. Accordingly, PEEL is committed to ensuring that our business and supply chain reflects our values. We are dedicated to developing our practices and strictly prohibit the use of forced or compulsory labor, slavery, and human trafficking.
PEEL is a wholly owned subsidiary of Perry Ellis International, Inc. (collectively, “Company”); which has its corporate office in Miami, Florida, United States. Perry Ellis International, Inc. through itself and wholly owned subsidiaries has approximately 2,700 employees worldwide, with offices and/or operations in the United States, Asia, Canada, Europe, and Mexico and has sourced goods and services globally for over 45 years. Perry Ellis International, Inc. is a global leader in the design, manufacturing, marketing and distribution of branded lifestyle apparel and accessories.
Our internal policies includes a Vendor Code of Conduct that outlines the minimum working and environmental conditions that all suppliers must meet prior to conducting business with Company, ensuring that we are promoting and enforcing ethical behaviors in our supply chain. Our Vendor Code of Conduct prohibits the use of child or forced labor and discrimination in employment. It also requires that lawful wages and benefits are provided, health and safety standards are complied with, and environmental laws are adhered to. Below is an outline of the steps we are taking to promote our efforts in this regard:
- As a condition of doing business, we require our suppliers to certify in writing via the our Master Supply Agreement and Vendor Code of Conduct that they comply with all applicable laws within the country of business including those regarding slavery and human trafficking.
- We maintain and enforce internal accountability procedures for our employees and compliance by direct suppliers regarding company standards on slavery and human trafficking. In the case of non-compliance we reserve the right to investigate the situation and develop a best possible strategy for resolution. If non-compliance continues unresolved within a timely manner, we may terminate the business relationship.
- Regular audits are conducted on our direct suppliers. Direct suppliers are evaluated on their compliance with our code through announced and unannounced audits conducted by our internal auditors and third party audit providers.
- We conduct internal training on our Vendor Code of Conduct to ensure the necessary participants who have direct responsibility for supply chain management are knowledgeable and aware of the issues and concerns surrounding the supply chain involving human trafficking and slavery including mitigating risks within the supply chain of products sourced by Company. We also strongly encourage our supply chain to participate in external training programs and seminars on social compliance issues.
To download a copy of our Vendor Code of Conduct, please click the following link: http://pery.com/Company/SocialCompliance.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending January 30, 2016. This statement was approved by the Board of Perry Ellis Europe Limited.