Modern Slavery Statement – Financial Year 2018 / 2019
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Pukka Pies Ltd

This statement is made on behalf of Pukka Pies Limited, pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the ‘Act’) and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st May 2019.

Our Business and Structure

Pukka Pies is a family owned, single site business with a heritage dating back to 1963. We manufacture a range of high-quality chilled products at our bakery in Syston, Leicester.

Our Commitment

We are committed to ensure that our colleagues and those in our supply chain both permanent and temporary, will be treated in accordance with our values, work in safety and be protected from exploitation and slavery.

Our Supply Chain

The business has an extensive and complex supply chain and procures a variety of raw materials from the UK and overseas. We expect our suppliers and contractors to demonstrate a zero-tolerance approach to exploitation.

Our Action Plan For Financial Year 19/20

  • Become SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) accredited (A/B membership) by a date to be confirmed
  • Request all our suppliers are SEDEX registered (target level of membership tbc) and complete the risk assessment
  • Risk assessment of our supply chain (Identification, Quantification, Prioritisation & action)
  • As part of our procurement process, we will only engage with suppliers and contractors who confirm their compliance with the Act. We will contact all our top suppliers to raise awareness and seek assurance of compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015
  • Work closely with our Labour Provider (Staffline) and continue to audit their employment practices
  • Promote to all employee’s that Modern Slavery is a global problem that affects us all and how everyone has a vital role to play in tackling the issue.
  • Deliver a Modern Slavery Awareness Workshop – for all key employees to raise awareness and enhance informed decision making
  • Develop KPI’s to aid internal and external reporting and communication
  • Review becoming member of “Stronger Together” (multi stakeholder initiative within the UK aimed at tackling modern slavery in supply chains)
  • Review involvement in FNET – Food Network for Ethical Traders (membership forum established to bring retailers and suppliers together to develop and execute a common risk assessment methodology in relation to ethical trade)

Internal Guidelines

We encourage our employees, customers and other business partners to report any issues relating to ethical issues in our business. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to enhanced risk of modern slavery or human trafficking for the purposes of labour exploitation. Our policies include:

  • Whistleblowing policy for confidential reporting of issues
  • Young workers policy to prevent risks to young workers
  • Ethical Policy to illustrate our commitment and responsibility to our suppliers, customers, employees and local community

 

Approval

Deborah Ewan

CEO

March 2019