Modern Slavery Statement

Modern Slavery Statement – January 2024


Dowlis Inspired Branding Limited is committed to the highest ethical standards in all aspects of our business operations, including a steadfast dedication to eradicating modern slavery and human trafficking. This modern slavery statement, issued pursuant to the Modern Slavery Act 2015, reflects our ongoing commitment to combatting these abhorrent practices within our supply chain and operations.

Organizational Structure and Supply Chain

Dowlis Inspired Branding Limited is a provider of branding and promotional products. We operate primarily within the European Union (EU) and maintain a supply chain that spans various countries and regions. Our commitment to ethical practices extends to all aspects of our supply chain, from raw material sourcing to manufacturing, distribution, and service provision.

Our Policies and Commitments

1. Ethical Trading Policy: Our Ethical Trading Policy, outlined in detail in a separate document, sets the standard for fair and ethical practices across our supply chain. It aligns with legal requirements and the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code, ensuring that minimum corporate social responsibility standards are met and exceeded whenever possible.

2. Human Rights and Labor Standards: Dowlis is committed to upholding human rights and labor standards. We firmly condemn any form of modern slavery, forced labor, child labor, and human trafficking. Our policies and procedures are designed to prevent and detect such abuses.

3. Supplier Due Diligence: We undertake rigorous due diligence processes when selecting and engaging with suppliers. We evaluate their commitment to ethical and responsible practices, ensuring they adhere to our strict standards.

4. Employee Awareness and Training: We continuously educate and train our employees, particularly those involved in procurement and supply chain management, to recognize and address modern slavery risks.

5. Reporting Mechanisms: Dowlis provides accessible and confidential reporting mechanisms for employees, suppliers, and other stakeholders to report any concerns related to modern slavery or unethical practices.

Actions Taken

During the reporting period, Dowlis Inspired Branding Limited has taken several significant actions to combat modern slavery and human trafficking:

1. Supply Chain Audits: We have conducted comprehensive audits of our supply chain to identify and mitigate modern slavery risks.

2. Supplier Engagement: We have engaged in open and transparent dialogues with our suppliers, emphasizing our expectations regarding ethical and responsible business practices.

3. Risk Assessment: We have conducted risk assessments to identify areas within our operations and supply chain that are susceptible to modern slavery and human trafficking.

4. Remediation: In cases where potential issues were identified, we have worked closely with suppliers to implement corrective actions and improvements.

Future Commitments

As we move forward, Dowlis Inspired Branding Limited is committed to further strengthening our efforts to combat modern slavery and human trafficking. We will:

1. Continuous Monitoring: Regularly monitor and assess our supply chain to identify and address modern slavery risks.

2. Collaboration: Collaborate with industry peers, non-governmental organizations, and government bodies to share best practices and promote industry-wide solutions.

3. Training and Awareness: Continue educating our employees, suppliers, and stakeholders about modern slavery risks and the importance of ethical practices.

4. Transparency: Maintain transparency in our efforts to combat modern slavery by providing regular updates and progress reports.


Dowlis Inspired Branding Limited remains steadfast in its commitment to upholding the highest ethical standards and combating modern slavery and human trafficking. We acknowledge the responsibility we bear as an organization and are dedicated to preventing these heinous crimes within our sphere of influence.

This modern slavery statement has been approved by the Board of Directors and will be reviewed and updated annually.

David Lynn,
January 2024