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Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

1 Stop Halal Limited 2018 / 2019

INTRODUCTION
The business is committed to continuously reviewing and improving our practices and policies to combat modern slavery and human trafficking wherever it has the potential to arise. This statement and policy outlines our approach to ensuring that the risk is mitigated in both our direct and indirect supply base.

ORGANISATION’S STRUCTURE
We are a manufacturer of red meat and poultry products in the Halal food sector for sale to the UK retailers. We also operate retail Halal butchery counters in supermarkets in certain areas of the UK. We have over 350 employees and operate in the United Kingdom only.

OUR SUPPLY BASE
1 Stop Halal Ltd sources almost 100% of our direct supply from UK and Ireland. Indirect materials such as consumables, spares and equipment are mainly sourced from the UK but some machine tools are supplied from the EC.

RESPONSIBILITY FOR ANTI-SLAVERY INITIATIVES
The relevant leaders of the HR, Technical, Commercial and Operations functions are responsible for the implementation, development and on-going maintenance of the policy within their respective business units whilst also working together to ensure there is a coordinated approach to tackling this issue.

HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We are committed to minimising the risk of modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We are committed 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.

DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES FOR SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We have in place systems to:

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas either in supply or employment
  • Use only UK or EC supply
  • Work very closely with our agency who supply our temporary about
  • Protect whistle blowers

SUPPLIER ADHERENCE TO OUR VALUES AND ETHICS
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We are a supplier ‘B’ Member of SE DEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange), a not-for-profit organisation which is dedicated to driving improvements and ethical business practices in global supply chains. We encourage our suppliers to take part in the SEDEX programme and to subscribe to independent ethical auditing.

TRAINING & COMMUNICATION
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we ensure relevant teams receive appropriate training and are aware of their responsibilities.

FURTHER STEPS
We will continue to build on the progress we have made this year. We will continue to improve communication on this topic with our supply chain and welcome opportunities to collaborate to identify risks or solve problems that we cannot tackle alone. We will face common issues and by working together, not only with suppliers but also with other UK companies, we will be far more effective in meeting our common goal of eradicating Modern Slavery.

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 financial year ending 31st December 2018.

Stephen Elder
Director

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