A foundational element of our WorldFirstTM solution and our investment in “Purpose Driven Procurement” is our enduring commitment to Human Rights and the eradication of Modern Slavery from both domestic and global supply chains.
Our organisation and our Supply Partners share a common goal in this regard and in both our expectations and investments in better understanding our complex supply chains, the identification of possible conditions for Modern Slavery and in taking immediate and positive action to ensure everyone employed across these supply chains is treated fairly, ethically and aligned to recognised Human Rights conventions.
Within Foodbuy, from our market tender events through to Supply Partner contracting and ongoing relationship management, our processes and policies reflect this commitment and our standards in this important area.
We continue to invest heavily in industry partnerships with such leading and recognised organisations as SEDEX, in formal training across our entire national team and in being an active and visible industry advocate for Modern Slavery standards through all elements of our work including our social media channels
We are delighted to share these commitments, the investments and our partnerships through our annual Modern Slavery Statement and invite you to take a look at the link below.
“In 2021, some 50 million people were living in modern slavery: 28 million in forced labour and 22 million in forced marriages.”
DID YOU KNOW?
According to the United Nations:
• Over 50 million people were living in Modern Slavery in 2021
• Modern Slavery occurs in almost every country in the world and cuts across ethnic, religious and cultural lines.
• 86% of forced labour cases are found in the private sector
• Four out of five victims are women.
View Our Modern Slavery Statement here