Going as far back as 1992...
We set up our company back in 1992, with a continuous investment in both our nursery and production facilities, which has meant that UK Salads has grown into a successful organisation, offering an extensive range of first class salad products.
MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT
This statement is made by UK Salads Ltd. It is a statement made in accordance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (MSA) and covers our 2022 financial year which ran from 1 November 2021 to 30 October 2022.
UK Salads Ltd complies with the provisions of the MSA and the duty it places on businesses to disclose publicly the steps we are taking to tackle forced labour and human trafficking.
UK Salads Ltd, based in UK, is part of the Aquila Food Holdings Group, a privately owned growing and packing organisation. The supply chain for UK Salads Ltd includes relationships with external business for the sourcing of products and several of these suppliers are based outside of the United Kingdom. Due to the nature of our products, we work with strategic supply partners globally.
We are committed to ensuring that modern slavery or human trafficking does not exist either within our supply chain or any part of our business. We will not associate with any business that is knowingly in breach of the Act and its expectations or which we know is engaged in slavery or human trafficking.
Our approach to responsible sourcing reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in our business relationships. We visit our suppliers as part of our due diligence exercise. We are also third party audited by accreditation bodies and ethical standards are part of these audit scopes.
We are a member of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX).
Our policies are communicated through various methods, including on our Employee Handbook, accessible on our shared drive, from our HR Team, on our noticeboards. Our approach is reviewed on a regular basis (minimum annually) by a Steering Team. This Modern Slavery Statement is published on our website.
DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES FOR MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
As part of our ongoing work to identify, review and mitigate risk we identify and assess potential areas of risk in our organization, are conscious of the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains and support ongoing communication mechanisms, including whistle blowing.
SUPPLIER ADHERENCE TO MODERN SLAVERY
We have a zero-tolerance stance towards modern slavery and human trafficking.
We encourage our suppliers with a total turnover in excess £36 million to also release a modern slavery statement of their own and publish in their relevant websites where applicable.
To raise awareness of slavery and trafficking, and of our policies and procedures, we have an established Induction programme to include Modern Slavery.
In 2022, we are continuing to develop the skills and knowledge of all of our people across our business.
Jack O'Brien April 2023
Signed by Jack O'Brien, Group CEO
On behalf of UK Salads Ltd