Modern Slavery Policy
Published: 20 December 2019
This statement is made pursuant to the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Prolix Music Distribution Limited is the retailing subsidiary of Prolix Music LLC.
We are an online retailer of music accessories, operating 2 websites in 1 language and 3 currencies. We are a retailer in our market in the UK and one in Europe and one in the USA.
We supply music accessories manufactured and innovated by Prolix Music LLC.
Whilst over 95% of revenue comes direct from consumers, we also supply educational and governmental institutions, and other retailers. Our customers typically purchase direct from our websites but they can also buy certain products via other third-party sites such as eBay and Amazon.
More details of our business can be found at https://www.prolixmusic.com/
We are committed to adopting and improving practices that ensure there is no slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains or any other part of our business. The products we sell are manufactured in the USA and we aim to ensure that these values are upheld across our supply chain.
To achieve this, we are committed to identifying and assessing areas of our business where there could be potential risks of modern slavery, be that directly or indirectly within our supply chain. We seek to develop and implement effective systems and controls to review and monitor compliance with our policy.
Our own-branded products are manufactured in the USA and made to our own specification and design. As at 20 December 2019 we had active relationships with over 3 manufacturers in the USA.
To help ensure that we aren’t involved in modern slavery or the infringement of human rights in any way we conduct our own independent inspections of third-party facilities involved in the manufacture our products. During these inspection’s we carry out extensive checks and produce written ‘factory inspection’ reports that are shared with the managers and/or owners of the facilities, and include formal recommendations to be actioned where appropriate.
We will stop using any factories that fail to meet the standards that we set.
We conducted 3 reviews in the 3-month period to 20 December 2019.
Working environment – Ventilation, lighting, cleanliness, temperature
Working hours of factory employees
Machinery & equipment standards and guards
Safety equipment including firefighting equipment and first aid kits
PPE & training
Emergency exits & signage
Staff facilities – WC, kitchen, etc.
Factory certification – BSCI social responsibility certificate; OHSAS18001 Occupational Health & Safety
Responses to our factory inspections to date have been positive.
Nominated members of our Own-brand Procurement Team are trained to complete the checks.