Modern Slavery is a term used to encompass slavery, forced and compulsory labour, and human trafficking. It includes both adults and children being forced to work against their own free will.
The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 sets out the criminal offences of knowingly holding another person or persons in slavery, requiring another to perform forced labour and also arranging or facilitating the travel of another person with a view to them being exploited.
VIDAfresh Ltd acknowledges our responsibility to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will ensure transparency within the company and with suppliers of all goods and services to the company.
VIDAfresh Ltd is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery, human trafficking, forced or compulsory labour in any part of our business or in any part of our supply chain and will not knowingly support or deal with any business involved in forced labour, exploitation, human trafficking or slavery of any kind.
VIDAfresh Ltd imports fresh produce from all round the world. Goods from sources outside the UK and European Union are potentially also at risk from, forced labour, exploitation, slavery and human trafficking issues. As part of the company’s due diligence procedures, the supplier approval process will incorporate a review of the controls undertaken by the supplier. Additional procedures will be put in place to ensure that the policy is understood and communicated to all levels of the company.
This policy will operate within the company’s policies on Ethical Trading, the ETI Base code, and Preventing Hidden Labour Exploitation.
The company directors and senior management of VIDAfresh Ltd are committed to the implementation of this policy and the provision of adequate resources to ensure that the company and its supply chain remain free of Modern Slavery.
This policy statement will be reviewed annually to ensure its continuing suitability and relevance.
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