This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It details the steps that BraZen Gaming Limited ("BraZen") has taken - and is continuing to take - to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain. This statement details BraZen's actions to combat modern slavery in our supply chain.
MODERN SLAVERY DEFINITION
The Ethical Trading Initiative (see www.ethicaltrade.org), an umbrella organisation which assists businesses in working and trading ethically, defines modern slavery as a term used to describe a number of specific issues, including human trafficking, forces and compulsory labour, debt bondage, slavery, servitude, and the worst forms of child labour and slavery.
BraZen has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting in an ethical manner with integrity and transparency in all of our business dealings. We are also committed to establishing effective systems and controls in order to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within our business or our supply chains.
BraZen is a British design brand with a "no compromise" approach to ensuring we do our best in terms of planet, people and product. We collaborate with talented designers and work closely with suppliers across the world to offer consumers unique esports products at affordable prices. BraZen is incorporated in England and Wales with company number 11695482 and is a wholly owned subsidiary of BraZen Esports Limited, a company also incorporated in England and Wales under company number 11064169. BraZen has employees based in the United Kingdom.
OUR SUPPLY CHAIN
We have a global team of artisans and furniture-makers to create our products. We don't own any factories but only collaborate with those who share our values. We are committed to building long-term relationships with our key partners and the factories where our main production and product assembly takes place (known as Tier 1 units). We visit our factories regularly.
Our onboarding processes for suppliers include the requirement that all our suppliers make a number of contractual commitments to us as part of the supplier terms and conditions that they sign. Under these terms and conditions, suppliers must adhere to all applicable laws regulating child working and bonded labour; must not under any circumstances or on any basis engage any person under the age of 15; and must maintain appropriate workplace health, safety and welfare conditions. Our suppliers also agree to assist and cooperate with us on any due diligence checks, audits and inspections that we may undertake to verify their compliance with these commitments.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we minimise the risk of harm associated with modern slavery and human trafficking in our direct business operations, as well as with related matters such as unsatisfactory working conditions and discrimination. These policies are also designed, more generally, to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These policies include:
- Retirement Policy. We conduct eligibility- to-work checks for all employees globally to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
- Employee Policies. We have employee policies on health and safety, grievance procedures and anti-corruption.