We are fully committed to operating with the highest standards of ethics, and not just to comply with applicable laws. We shall seek to perpetually improve our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, and we strive to act ethically and with integrity in all of our business dealings and relationships to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains. We shall also ensure our approach and stance is clear with any person, company or organization that we work with or partner with. The geographical regions that we work within (the Himalayas) includes some of the poorest regions in Asia. Social, cultural, and economic systems of marginalization can lead to poverty, neglect, and enslavement of laborers. With many decades of experience in these regions we know only too well how western demands for just one product can so easily contribute to and cause the destabilization and desecration of social structures and a very sensitive ecosystem. Human trafficking in these regions is also rife. In Nepal alone, as many as 20,000 girls from the poorest parts of rural Nepal are trafficked every year. We will not and do not tolerate Slavery and Human Trafficking in any way.
We are the original supplier of Pure Shilajit, Surya Reserve and other bespoke shilajit products. We are privately owned and have a small and trusted network of associates who assist us at times with the climbing for, collecting and processing of our world-renowned products. We are directly involved with and monitor all points of collection and processing of the products that we supply.
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all of our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
We will treat any breach of our Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking Policy very seriously. For example, anyone involved with us who breaches the policy will face disciplinary action which can include being reported to the relevant authorities.
If we decide to engage in any future contracting processes, we require our suppliers to stand with us against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labor or anyone held in slavery or servitude (whether adults or children), and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards. Any failure by a supplier to meet our standards will be a breach of contract and may result in the termination of our relationship with them.
We recognise the importance of maintaining constant vigilance to identify and address any issues associated with slavery and human trafficking throughout our supply chains. We are committed to continuing to enhance our capacity to identify, prevent and mitigate any actual or potential risks in these areas. We are contributors to the American Himalayan Foundation’s STOP Girl Trafficking program.