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Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Policy

At VapeGuardian, we believe in conducting business with integrity, transparency, and a deep commitment to ethical practices. In today’s global economy, it’s more important than ever to recognise and address the challenges posed by modern slavery. Modern slavery, encompassing human trafficking, forced labor, and other forms of exploitation, is a stark reality in many industries and regions around the world.

We understand that as a responsible business, we have a crucial role to play in the fight against these inhumane practices. Our Modern Slavery Policy reflects our dedication to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place within our own business or our supply chains.

This policy is not just a legal or compliance requirement; it’s a moral imperative. We are committed to continuously improving our practices, promoting transparency, and ensuring respect for human rights throughout our operations and supply chains. By doing so, we aim to make a positive impact and contribute to the global effort to eradicate modern slavery.

We invite you to read our policy and join us in this vital commitment to uphold dignity and respect for all individuals.


SMF Systems Ltd (‘the Company’) is committed to driving out acts of modern day slavery and human trafficking within its business and that from within its supply chain.

The policies we have in place and this anti-slavery statement, reflect our commitment to:

  • Paying people fairly and properly for their work;
  • Acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and;
  • Enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our business or supply chain.


When we recruit new employees, they are subject to checks to ensure they are genuine applicants operating as free agents with the required level of propriety. These will include verification of identity, references, evidence of qualifications, and may include criminal and financial checks. If they are successful, we check the name of the bank account we are paying wages into, matches that of the worker.


We operate a supplier verification process. We give all suppliers a copy of our anti-slavery statement, request and review a copy of their statement.

As part of the company’s due diligence processes into slavery and human trafficking, the supplier approval process incorporates a review of the controls undertaken by the supplier.

Imported goods from sources are potentially more at risk for slavery / human trafficking issues. The level of management control required for these sources will be continually monitored.

For suppliers where there is deemed to be an additional risk of slavery or human trafficking, supplementary checks are completed.

The Company will not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking.

The Company Director shall take responsibility for implementing this policy statement and its objectives and shall provide adequate resources and investment to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within the organisation and within its supply chains.

Authorised by the Director, for and on behalf SMF Systems Ltd (‘the Company’):

Date: 11.12.2023