At Bravissimo we have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery. We are committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking throughout our operations and supply chains. This Modern Slavery Statement explains how we do this.
The factories and suppliers we use
We offer a variety of brands as well as our own-label Bravissimo products, to provide big-boobed women with as much choice as possible.
We don’t own any of the factories that we use, but we have strong relationships with all of the factories we work with. The factories we work with are all audited and accredited for full transparency which is exceptionally important to us so that we can ensure the environmental, ethical and social needs of the people within the factories are upheld and protected. We require all suppliers to each make an assurance and commitment to us that they and their factories are working to the ETI (Ethical Trade Initiative) Code of Conduct. This ensures that all suppliers are:
• Operating with freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining
• Treating all their workers fairly and with equality
• Giving fair, legal wages to all workers in the form of money (not credit)
• Giving workers fair working hours that are in line with local laws
• Not forcing labour or allowing any inhumane treatment
• Ensuring the workers general safety and wellbeing at work
Additionally, we receive full Ethical Trade Audits for all factories who manufacture Bravissimo goods - you can read more about our ethical policy here.
We agree with our suppliers before trading with them that we reserve the right to visit and audit any workplace involved in producing our products if we have concerns.
Selecting suppliers to work with
It’s really important to us that all our relationships throughout our supply chain are built on strong ethics, mutual trust and truthfulness.
Our supplier selection and on-boarding process includes the following:
For our Bravissimo own-label products:
We only agree to work with accredited factories, whose accreditation is renewed every two years. The accreditations are recognised worldwide and certify that they are working in line with local laws and workplace regulations, ensuring health and safety and environmental practices are in place to protect their staff.
Before we place any orders with a new supplier, we send them our policies and all the details of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) and we ask them to sign to confirm that they are in agreement and working in line with this.
To help us ensure our standards are being met, once our first order is placed and production starts we visit them and carry out an audit and risk assessment. Our audits and assessments would highlight if further controls needed to be put in place at the factory for it to meet our required standards. If we were to find that there were extra controls needed, the factory would need to agree to put these in place to continue working with us. This would be done through a Corrective Action Plan, which we would issue with a set deadline – asking them to prove to us that the issue has been rectified by this point.
Once we are happy with how our supplier is operating after our first audit, all future audits are then completed between the supplier and an independent accreditor. These audits happen yearly and ensure best practice and corporate social responsibility.
We also have Bravissimo employees visiting the factories throughout the year on business, and they are educated on what the factory should look like and how it should be operating. All our employees who visit know that if anything doesn’t appear as expected, they must report concerns back to Bravissimo immediately so fast action can be taken.
For all the brands we stock:
We only agree to work with brands who work in line with our policies and the ETI. Therefore, before we place any orders, as part of the supplier set-up process we send them information on our social and ethical requirements which include all the details of the ETI. We then ask them to sign to confirm they agree and are already working in line with this.
The brands are also obliged to complete their own Risk Assessment yearly and to put in place controls based on the results of their risk assessment.
If there are any changes to our social and ethical requirements we would re-issue the updated information to the brand for them to read and sign in order to continue working with us.
Our April 2020 position
We haven't been made aware of any allegations of human trafficking/slavery activities against any of our suppliers. If we were, then we would of course act with speed in ensuring this was corrected - and would not continue to work with any suppliers who did not rectify the issue.