Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
Introduction From The Managing Director
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and set out the steps the company has taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our supply chains or in any part of our business.
Slavery and human trafficking remains an issue in our global society and we appreciate we all have a responsibility to be alert to risks in our business and in the wider supply chain. Staff are expected to report concerns should any arise, and management will act upon any concerns.
We are a delivered food wholesaler delivering ambient, chilled, frozen, fresh meat, fresh fruit, fresh vegetables and non-food items to over 1450 customers within Yorkshire, Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, Derbyshire and the North-East. We additionally export globally and have a Shipping Division. The registered office is in the UK.
The Company has an annual turnover in excess of £36m.
Our business is organised into 5 Directorates as follows:
- Finance, which comprises the management accounting and personnel functions
- Sales & Marketing, which comprises the Sales, IT, Procurement and Customer Account Management functions
- Buying, which includes all food purchasing
- Export & Shipping, which includes sales management, expenditure of delivered foodstuffs, shipping supply functions and our hamper business
- Operations, which includes our transport operations, maintenance and logistics functions, as well as foodservice order fulfilment, including butchery and fresh fruit and vegetables
Our Supply Chains
We currently trade within a multi-temperature Supply Chain environment, covering ambient/chilled/frozen/non-food/butchery and fresh fruit and vegetable suppliers, all under-pinned by a robust ‘Due Diligence process of Supplier Assessment and Risk Analysis’.
Our Policies on Slavery And Human Trafficking
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 Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains. We impose the same high standards on our contractors and suppliers.
Due Diligence Processes For Slavery And Human Trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains
- Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains
- Operate strict procurement processes such as prompt payment, paying a fair price for products & ensuring suppliers comply with applicable laws & standards
- Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains
- Require suppliers to have suitable anti-slavery & human trafficking policies & processes in place and to cascade those policies to their own suppliers
- Include terms in contracts with suppliers and contractors requiring them to comply with the Modern Slavery Act reserving the right for us to audit them if necessary
- Encourage staff to report any potential breach of our anti-slavery statement and protect whistle blowers
Supplier Adherence To Our Values
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values.
The Directors are responsible for compliance in their respective departments and for their supplier relationships.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to our staff. All Directors have been adequately informed on this matter.
Our Effectiveness In Combating Slavery And Human Trafficking
We use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
- Use of labour monitoring and payroll systems; and
- Level of communication and personal contacts with our supply chain and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.
Turner & Price Limited