Foodpack Ltd recognises that the respect for human rights is an integral part of its social responsibility as a responsible employer. Foodpack has fostered and continues to foster an organisational culture that respects dignity and human rights. We believe that conducting business with high ethical standards is fundamental to our culture.
This statement sets out the actions that Foodpack has taken to understand all potential modern slavery risks in relation to its organisation and to put in place steps aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its business and supply chains.
Foodpack is also subject to the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“Act”) and we are committed to ensuring that no modern slavery takes place in our organisation. We also want to prevent workers from being subject to modern slavery in our supply chains and within the businesses of our partners.
Foodpack undertakes increased levels of due diligence on all proposed third parties prior to entering into agreement with them to ensure that those third parties connected to Foodpack conduct themselves in a manner conducive to the Act and to the highest ethical standards expected by Foodpack.
Foodpack’s ethical stance is:
- Health & Safety: We hold paramount the health, safety and welfare of our employees, customers and suppliers
- People: We value our staff and strive to create a great place to work
- Leadership: Leaders are passionate about shaping the future and lead by example
- Service: We put our customers at the heart of everything we do and endeavour to keep our promises
- Respect: We treat everyone equally, with dignity, mutual respect and courtesy
- Quality: We pride ourselves on providing quality and raising standards
- Integrity: Integrity and honesty are of the highest importance to us
- Professionalism: We strive to build a professional reputation and encourage the professional development of others
Commitments and Memberships:
Foodpack is committed to complying with the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) and its Base Code. The ETI Base Code is founded on the conventions of the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and is an internationally recognised code of labour practice.
Foodpack is a member of Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex) which is a not for profit, membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains.
Foodpack is audited using Sedex Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) which is a compilation of good practice in ethical audit techniques designed to help auditors conduct high quality audits that encompass all aspects of responsible business practice. SMETA is the world’s most commonly used ethical audit format.
All of Foodpack’s policies are created and practised taking into consideration all of the principles contained within the ETI Base Code and the Act.
Foodpack is committed to monitoring and reviewing the performance of our suppliers against the aforementioned Act and practices. Any issues or concerns are corrected without delay.
Training and Raising the Profile:
Foodpack is committed in providing training and development surrounding this statement and the content contained within. Regular information is provided to staff in relation to raising the profile of anti-slavery and how to identify the signs of slavery and human trafficking.
Foodpack encourages staff, workers, customers and suppliers to report any concerns emanating to a breach of this statement. The whistleblowing procedure protects anonymity. Whistleblowing procedures are displayed on notice boards, communicated through team briefings and is contained within the staff handbook.
Contracts and Procurement:
Foodpack is committed in ensuring that its suppliers adhere to the highest standards depicted in this statement.
Foodpack will only engage reputable employment agencies and those that can guarantee meeting our standards. Any violations to our expectations will result in the termination of any agreements made.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Act and constitutes our anti-slavery and human trafficking statement.
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