Modern Slavery Policy

The majority of our products are shipped from our factory which is BSCI compliant with regard to social audit, furthermore all the timber is EUTR compliant with regard to responsible forestry.
Factories and suppliers are identified through trade fairs and while some will inevitably be new to us, we have been dealing with the majority for many years. Our main suppliers are visited on a regular basis by our team based in India and China who check for compliance with our policies. We operate in an open and honest way with our suppliers and pride ourselves on prompt payment and maintaining excellent working relationships with them.
We operate a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure our factory and suppliers comply with our policies we require them to read, confirm their understanding and sign up to our requirements.
We operate through a linear supply chain mechanism:
We aim to minimise the carbon footprint and are closely working with local agencies.

AvaMia sources products from India and China and works closely and collaboratively with our suppliers and factory. We inspect them regularly and expect the highest standards.
We are committed to prohibiting any form of modern slavery from our supply chain. Our inspectors are aware of the importance we attach to integrity and doing the right thing. They are encouraged to report any incident of ethical concern that they witness, including forced labour, child labour, human trafficking or any other human rights abuses.
While no country or industry can be immune from the risks of modern slavery, it is everyone’s responsibility to take steps to guard against such risks, and we at AvaMia support safe and voluntary employment within our suppliers and supply chain. We acknowledge how modern slavery and abusive labour conditions can be sustained through the procurement of goods from unethical suppliers.
We therefore encourage the reporting of any malpractice in this regard to our local agents and are developing general policies on recruitment, worker integration and protection. We hope these will embed a culture of learning in our suppliers.