This statement is made pursuant to Section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps Irish Food & Beverages Ltd has taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our supply chains or in any part of our business.
We are fully supportive of the steps we have taken to combat slavery and human trafficking and are committed to further improving and developing our practices over the coming years.
Our Supply Chains
We consider that the nature of our business and the industries we operate in is such that the risk of us encountering modern slavery practices is relatively low. Our supply chains are limited to standard day to day business supplies and from time to time engagements with sub-contractors who supply resources for our projects. These supply chains typically do not involve multiple tiers of suppliers and therefore we have good visibility of the entire supply chain.
Our Policy on Slavery and Human Trafficking
Our company Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our business or in any of our supply chains. We choose suppliers and contractors who we believe share our commitment.
Supplier Adherence to our Values
We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners (“Suppliers”). To ensure all those in our supply chain comply with our values, Suppliers will be required to comply with the prohibitions under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 as part of our contracting processes. We also expect that our Suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to our staff, where applicable.
We require that all employees, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, all suppliers, third-party representatives and business partners comply with our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy. As with all alleged violations of policy, we investigate issues and take the appropriate action up to and including disciplinary action for employees or termination of business relationships with Suppliers.
We shall continually review the effectiveness of the steps we have taken over this year and to further improve and develop our practices over the coming years.