Statement on modern slavery

Statement on
modern slavery

1. Scope of application
2. Offers and service descriptions
3. Order process and conclusion of contract
4. Prices and shipping costs
5. Delivery, availability of goods

1. Scope of application

milk-design Manufaktur GmbH (“the company”) pursues a zero-tolerance policy with regard to modern slavery and human trafficking. We want to make sure that our business is socially responsible.

2. Offers and service descriptions

The company specializes in the design, development and manufacture of commemorative jewellery in all its forms. The company buys products and services from jewelry wholesalers, industrial companies and local companies and primarily delivers to private customers. In addition, it is purchased from external suppliers in Germany, Europe, Asia and North America.

3. Order process and conclusion of contract

The company wants to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking are not involved in any way in the company’s business, including the company’s supply chain. Our modern slavery and trafficking policy implements the zero-tolerance policy we expect from our employees and business partners in the supply chain. This policy is part of our general code of conduct, which underlines that we strive for the highest standards of ethics and integrity in all business relationships.

This requires the development of effective systems, controls, and operational policies to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking does not occur in the company’s transactions and business relationships.

4. Prices and shipping costs

Our supply chains are used to provide products and services to our trade in precious metals market segments and as general services needed for business activities (e.g. marketing services, courier and delivery services).

5. Delivery, availability of goods

We use various procedures to identify and mitigate risks:

• Employees receive a clear and comprehensive guideline on modern slavery.

• We have systems in place to identify, mitigate and monitor the risk of slavery and/or trafficking in human beings in our supply chains. This may include ratification or compliance with the principles of operational standards and codes of conduct. In some cases, we undergo audits that verify our compliance with various aspects of a specific operational standard.

• In the event of maladministration, a thorough investigation shall be carried out and, if necessary, rectification will be carried out to ensure future compliance with the Directive. This includes the protection of persons who reveal maladministration (whistleblowers).

This directive was reviewed and approved by the management on 1 June 2020.

Patrick Hübner

CEO