Modern Slavery Statement (2021)

 

Délifrance (UK) Ltd strives to be a socially responsible corporate citizen. Through its managers and through its people, we are committed to promoting protection of the environment; supporting charities and local communities; promoting equal opportunities; ensuring safe and efficient working practices; and working with suppliers and customers who uphold similar values.

To achieve our goal we will continue to take steps to confirm that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking taking place within any element of our business.  This will include, but is not limited to, forced labour by such means as: physical/sexual violence; intimidation or threatening behaviour; withholding or diverting of wages; abusive working conditions; excessive or compulsory working hours or overtime; abuse of, or otherwise taking advantage of, vulnerable workers.  

Throughout the period July 2021 to June 2022 we will undertake the following activities:

 

People

- Continued compliance with our strict employment policies covering recruitment / bribery & corruption / health & safety / harassment and bullying.

- All personnel employed directly by Delifrance (UK) Ltd are paid at an appropriate rate in line with the national living wage; with overtime payments in line with the ETI base code.

- Working hours continue to be monitored to ensure they are not excessive and personnel are given rest days in accordance with the ETI base code. Incidents of excessive working are reviewed when identified.

- Temporary employees will continue to be sourced from a GLA-approved agency and regular audits of the agency will continue to be undertaken to ensure that these employees are being paid at rates in line with the national living wage and have no unfair or unnecessary deductions.

- We continue to be members of SEDEX and undertake regular third party audits of ourselves, at appropriate frequencies, to ensure that we are complying with best ethical practices.

 

Training

- All new personnel are briefed about modern slavery and human trafficking during their induction to the business and there are various routes for confidential whistleblowing. This requirement is incorporated into periodic refresher training for all employees.

- All internal managers and supervisors have been trained in the signs of modern slavery / human trafficking and we have continued to develop our internal training plans to ensure awareness of modern slavery to all employees, enabling everyone to identify potential signs and react accordingly. 

 

Suppliers

- We are continuing to engage with all suppliers to ensure that our total supply chain is actively targeting the identification and elimination of modern slavery and human trafficking.

- Following an initial risk assessment of our supply chain to identify areas where this is a high risk of modern slavery and human trafficking, we undertook a review of UK suppliers to ensure compliance with modern slavery regulations.  Since that time, we continue to explore the SEDEX system to identify ways for it to give a deeper insight into any potential modern slavery / human trafficking risk within our supply chain and enable us to take appropriate steps to eliminate occurrence or risk of occurrence as necessary.

 

 

Andrew Cole

Managing Director – Délifrance (UK) Ltd.

July 2021