E. Park & Sons Limited is making a voluntary modern slavery and human trafficking statement relating to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
We oppose slavery and human trafficking in all its forms and make this statement to set out the steps we have taken to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our business or in our supply chains.
We are a family owned and run business supplying fresh conventional potatoes and fresh organic potatoes to major retailers, wholesalers, food service companies, food processors and restaurateurs.
As a family business, we pride ourselves in providing a safe, secure and respectable working environment.
We strive to make our business an enjoyable and rewarding place to work, which nurtures and develops our colleagues for the benefit of the individual, the business and the community.
Modern slavery is entirely unacceptable and we are committed to developing and improving procedures for ensuring that such practices do not occur within our business or within our supply chain.
Although we are currently not required to make a modern slavery statement under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we are making this voluntary statement to show our commitment to ethical trading principles and to set out the steps we are taking to tackle the potential threat of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and in our supply chains.
The legal director has overall responsibility for the implementation and operation of our Modern Slavery policies and procedures.
Our supply chains are mainly made up of the following:
The following policies reflect 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:
To help identify and monitor the risk of slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain, we undertake the following steps:
We have a zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking and wish to make our company as unattractive as possible to those individuals who wish to exploit others.
Steps that have been or are currently being undertaken internally to combat exploitation within our business, in addition to the above company policies, are as follows:
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, Stronger Together training has been conducted by a director and by the Factory Operations Manager. An account manager within the business has also attended customer run training.
The compliance team and the Company’s fieldmen will also be required to attend such training.
This voluntary slavery and human trafficking statement is made in connection with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
For and on behalf of E. Park & Sons Limited