Modern Slavery Statement


Introduction

This statement sets out SugaRich Limited's actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains. This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year to 30 April 2017.


As part of the agricultural industry the organisation recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking.


The organisation is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.


Relevant policies

The organisation operates the following policies that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations:


·      Whistleblowing policy

The organisation encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of, the organisation.


·      Employee code of conduct

The organisation strives to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when managing its supply chain.


·      Supplier code of conduct

The organisation is committed to ensuring that its suppliers adhere to the highest standards of ethics. Suppliers are required to demonstrate that they provide safe working conditions where necessary, treat workers with dignity and respect, and act ethically and within the law in their use of labour. The organisation works with suppliers to ensure that they meet the standards of the code and improve their worker's working conditions. However, serious violations of the organisation's supplier code of conduct will lead to the termination of the business relationship.


·      Recruitment/Agency worker’s policy

The organisation uses only specified, reputable employment agencies to source labour and always verifies the practices of any new agency it is using before accepting workers from that agency.


Due diligence

The organisation undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and reviews its existing suppliers.


 Board/Member approval

This statement has been approved by the organisation's board of directors who will review and update it annually.

 


Andrew Newton

Managing Director

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