MODERN SLAVERY ACT STATEMENT: OCTOBER 2018
This statement sets out Framptons Ltd 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. As part of Food Manufacturing, 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.
Organisational structure and supply chains.
This statement covers the activities of Framptons Ltd:
Framptons was set up in 1898 as an egg production and packing operation. Based on a 12-acre site in Shepton Mallet we process and pack a variety of liquid food and beverages. Our direct and indirect supply chains for items not related to our products are predominantly sourced locally, but may extend globally for any specialist items.
Risk Assessment and Due Diligence
We operate systems to review and assess our supply chain including risk assessments on new suppliers as well as regular reviews with existing suppliers. We are vigilant as to potential high risk areas in our supply chain, such as our procurement of items that do not go into our products.
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or any part of our business. This policy sits alongside our commitment to the Ethical Trading Initiative which involves Frampton’s being regularly audited against the ETI Base Code.
New staff are briefed in the Company’s commitment to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking as part of our induction process. Existing staff have received a briefing on the principles and content of this 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. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking. The organisation’s whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy for workers to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation.
Employee code of conduct
The organisation’s code makes clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing the organisation. The organisation strives to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when operating abroad and managing its supply chain.
Recruitment/Agency workers 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.
We take all reasonable and practical steps to ensure our standards are being implemented through our suppliers. We will assess any non-compliance issues on a individual basis and take appropriate action.
This statement has been approved by the organisation’s board of directors, who will review and update it annually.
Simon Hayward, Will Martin, Allan Staples, Sara Harling