Modern slavery in all its forms of slavery and servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking is a heinous crime and will not be tolerated within our operations or supply chain.
We will take appropriate steps to ensure everyone who works for Bon Appetit Group Ltd has their fundamental human rights respected and anyone we do business with upholds these principles. This statement details policies, processes and actions we have taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking do not take place in our supply chains or our business.
Our policies in relation to modern slavery
The following policies help us ensure modern slavery is not taking place in our supply chains or business:
Human Rights Policy: ensures appropriate procedures are in place to prevent breaches to international human rights standards, in line with the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) core conventions on Labour Rights, and the Act.
Diversity and Inclusion Policy: ensures we foster a fair and inclusive work place, where our people are valued, their differences are respected, and discrimination is eliminated.
Procurement Policy: sets out our strategic approach and the key principles and priorities that apply to our procurement activity to ensure we have control over our external expenditure and effectively manage our supply chain risks. The policy is complemented by our Procurement Standard and Supplier Requirements Standard.
Supplier Requirements Standard: sets out our expectations of suppliers in terms of ethical procurement, financial soundness, information technology and data security and governance. It details the due diligence and risk assessment we conduct on all suppliers to ensure compliance to relevant legislation.
All suppliers are expected to comply with our Supplier Requirements Standard. We reserve the right to terminate a relationship with a supplier or third party that cannot demonstrate compliance or progress towards the eradication of modern slavery within its organisation and supply chain.
Tackling modern slavery – our people
Our Human Rights Policy details our commitments to labour and workplace rights. We provide fair working conditions for all our employees including terms and conditions of employment, remuneration, working hours, health and safety, resting time, holiday entitlements and benefits. These are applied according to territory-specific statutory requirements.
The key principles:
Tackling modern slavery – our supply chain
We value our business relationships and seek to build lasting relationships, treating our suppliers fairly and paying promptly. We want to work with suppliers who share our values and support us to create better outcomes. We are working with our supply chain to ensure that together we can achieve wider social, economic and environmental benefits.
As a minimum, we expect both ourselves and our suppliers to comply with all applicable local laws and regulations providing safe working conditions, treating workers with dignity and respect, acting fairly and ethically and being environmentally responsible where practicable.
Over the past year, we enhanced the questions we ask of all suppliers, in relation to human trafficking and slavery, health and safety, the environment, data protection, information security and bribery to ensure we only partner with suppliers who uphold the same ethical principles as us.
In addition to our supplier due diligence questions we assess our supply chain on sustainability risk (including modern slavery).
Training and communication
Over the course of the next financial year we will continue to enhance our procedures to help us identify, prevent and mitigate any risks of modern slavery or human trafficking in relation to new and existing suppliers and in relation to our own operations.
This statement has been formally approved by the directors of Bon Appetit Group Ltd.
Robert & Paolo Manzi