Pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, this constitutes the Modern Slavery Act Statement for Weybourne Holdings Pte. Ltd. (“Weybourne Holdings”) and its subsidiaries (“the Group”) for the financial year ended 31 December 2022 to combat modern slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chain. The Group, headquartered in Singapore, carries out businesses across markets through Weybourne Holdings’ principal subsidiaries, Dyson Holdings Pte. Ltd. (“Dyson”), Dyson Farming Limited (“Dyson Farming”) and Weybourne Limited (“Weybourne”).
Weybourne Holdings is committed to acting in an ethical manner and to ensuring that modern slavery plays no part in the operations of our businesses or that of our suppliers. A code of conduct is supplied to all third parties that we expect them to have taken steps to eradicate slavery and trafficking and be transparent about their efforts including conducting of risk assessments and due diligence processes; and it is also made clear that Weybourne reserves the right to commission an audit of their business activities and / or terminate any agreements should this code be breached.
A number of company policies and procedures exist to ensure fair treatment of those employed directly and indirectly by Weybourne Holdings. These include “right to work” checks, whistleblowing / Speak Up policy, Respect at Work policy and an Equal Opportunities policy. Any activities formally investigated under these policies and resulting decisions are reported to the Board of Directors at each quarterly meeting.
Dyson, also headquartered in Singapore, is a global group of technology companies committed to conducting business in an ethical and environmentally responsible way. Dyson’s business operations primarily include engineering, research, development, manufacturing and testing operations in Singapore, the UK, Malaysia, Mexico, China and the Philippines. Dyson has created problem solving technologies for floorcare, haircare, air purification, robotics, lighting, and hand drying. Dyson independently prepares an annual Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement in line with the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, the Australian Modern Slavery Act 2018 and the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act 2012 (SB657) outlining its policies and procedures which can be found on the Dyson website. (Here).
Weybourne is a UK business that provides professional services to other companies in the Group and related parties. Although its turnover falls below the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015’s threshold for mandatory reporting, Weybourne is clear that forced labour in any form is unacceptable and works to a code of conduct which sets out requirements in relation to ethical practices and health and safety.
Dyson Farming is a UK business, organised around three key operations: farming, property and energy production. Though its turnover falls below the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015’s threshold for mandatory reporting, Dyson Farming has voluntarily prepared a Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement. It can be found on the Dyson Farming website. (Here).
Apart from Dyson, Dyson Farming and Weybourne, no other member of the Group supplies goods or services and therefore no other member of the Group falls under the scope of The Transparency in Supply Chains provision in the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.
This statement was approved by the Board of directors of Weybourne Holdings at its meeting on 22 March 2023.
Sir James Bucknall