Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
(made and published pursuant to the ME Modern Slavery Act 2015)
Introduction from the Managing Director
SharkNinja is a highly innovative pioneer and market leader in the design, manufacture, distribution and sales of small household cleaning and kitchen appliances. SharkNinja is committed to the premise of breakthrough thinking in every aspect of its business. SharkNinja is a fast-growing, entrepreneurial company with a mission to positively impact people’s lives every day in every home around the world.
This is our 3rd published Modern Slavery Statement.
SharkNinja Europe Ltd is the European Headquarters for the retail of Shark and Ninja electrical household appliances both online and in specialised stores. Registered in England and Wales with company number 08492819, located at 3150 Century Way, Thorpe Park, Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS15 8ZB, Euro-Pro Europe Limited is part of the SharkNinja global group that along with the Joyoung brand make up JS Global Lifestyle Company Limited, based in Hong Kong and listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
The global SharkNinja Corporate Office is based in the United States. SharkNinja employs approximately 1700 people globally and has operations in; United Kingdom, Germany, France, United States, Canada, China, Hong Kong and Japan. Euro-Pro Europe Limited employs nearly 250 people in the ME.
Our approach to slavery and human trafficking
SharkNinja is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in its supply chains or in any part of its business.
Shared core values are at the heart of the SharkNinja business: they define who we are, how we work, what we believe in, and what we stand for. We understand the fundamental importance of ethical trading and are committed to earning the respect of our personnel, customers and suppliers worldwide.
This statement is made to affirm our commitment to upholding basic human rights and prohibiting forced or involuntary labour in the production of Shark and Ninja products.
All personnel are expected to comply with our approach. We expect our business operations, our people and every company that we work with to conduct business ethically and legally throughout our global organisation.
Our supply chains
SharkNinja sources critical components from China, where most of our products are manufactured. We seek to only deal with reputable suppliers who share our approach to zero-tolerance in respect of human rights including welfare, trafficking and slavery.
SharkNinja conducts internal social compliance audits with first-tier suppliers. These audits include assessing employee labour; workers’ pay, working hours, benefits and rights, in addition to environmental and workplace safety. During these audits, randomly selected workers are interviewed to assess their voluntary employment, their employment freedom and ensure they hold identification documentation, along with other legal requirements.
SharkNinja also expects first-tier suppliers to conduct audits of their suppliers. These audit reports are shared with SharkNinja to review.
Supplier adherence to our values
SharkNinja has a zero tolerance of slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all contractors and those in our supply chain comply with our values, all suppliers are required to read and acknowledge our policies. We include anti-slavery provisions in our standard supplier terms and conditions around the world. Within our supply chains, we seek annual compliance certifications from counterparties, and educate personnel on how to identify and deal with any potential modern slavery issues.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide anti bribery and corruption training to our employees. We expect our people to apply ethical standards in their day-today business and report any issues of concern on a confidential or anonymous basis at any time. These are underpinned by our Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy that is applicable and available to all our employees.
SharkNinja Europe Ltd has seen year on year growth in the ME. We remain committed to ensuring our integrity is not compromised as our business evolves and continues to bring new innovative products to market. Over the past year we focussed on regulatory and social compliance in our factories and we will continue with this focus throughout our supply chain over the next financial year.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2019.
For and on behalf of Euro-Pro Europe Limited