Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking; all of which have in common, the deprivation of a person's liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.

At The Arc Light, we respect human rights and have zero tolerance for any form of modern slavery. We directly control employment within our organization, with the aim of ensuring that we operate an equal opportunity environment, that meets or exceeds government guidelines in respect to pay rates, age restrictions, working conditions and others, but we recognize that no supply chain is without risk of modern slavery.

We therefore endeavor to ensure that the artisans, suppliers or manufacturers that we work with understand the risks of modern slavery and work in partnership with their own supply systems to identify and mitigate them.

Guided by The Bill of Rights as expressed in the Constitution of the Government of Kenya and The United Nation’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, our production partners are subject to frequent and rigorous checks and reporting requirements. As far as possible, we research the ethical credentials of new partners through channels such as reviews, media, peer group information, among others.

Should we become aware that any of our trading partners, be they artisans, suppliers, manufacturers or distributors, do not share our commitment to human rights and appear to be operating in contravention of the Modern Slavery Act, and should we believe that to be the case following our own investigation, we would cease our trading relationship with such persons or such a company.Β