Reynolds Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
The board of directors and senior management team at Reynolds Catering Supplies Ltd are fully committed to the implementation of the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This includes the provision of adequate resources, effective communication and review systems, alongside actions taken to enable continuous improvements.
Our employees will be made aware of the risks of slavery and human trafficking and are expected to report any concerns. Management will be expected to act upon them.
Our Business and its Structure
Reynolds Catering Supplies Ltd. is a wholesaler and distributor of fresh produce, chilled, ambient and frozen foods to the UK foodservice and catering industries. We are a 4th generation family owned business, which was founded in 1945.
Our National Distribution Centre and Head Office are located at Waltham Cross, Herts. Seven regional (satellite) depots are located in strategic locations to provide us with national coverage.
The Company has an annual turnover of approximately £200 million, employing around 1,000 people.
Our Supply Chain
As we seek to provide our customers with a consistent supply of quality products each day, our supply chain is complex and includes the sourcing of food worldwide.
Reynolds’ products are sourced responsibly from the UK or overseas depending on the season and availability.
Our 150+ suppliers are a broad mix of sizes and structures. We deal direct with growers, larger co-operatives, as well as international importers and wholesalers.
Wherever a product originates, Reynolds is fully committed to a policy of only dealing with goods which have been sourced in an ethically responsible and legal manner, helping to support a sustainable and transparent supply chain.
Our Policy on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
We emulate the values of a family enterprise and we will be honest, fair and trustworthy in all our activities and relationships. We will strive to foster an atmosphere where fair employment practices and a safe workplace extend to every member of our diverse workforce.
Our company values outline our expectations of the ethical conduct for all Reynolds employees.
Reynolds will ensure a consistent approach when working with suppliers and that ethical trading considerations remain a critical factor within our supplier selection and approval processes.
We will ensure that our expectations are communicated and understood by employees within the business and that our own product sourcing and procurement practices do not encourage breaches of the law.
Our approach will be risk assessment based. For example, produce imported from sources outside of the UK and EU has higher risk potential for slavery and human trafficking issues.
We will focus on these supply chains first.
All our current suppliers are being asked to confirm, to the best of their abilities, that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking within their businesses or supply chains.
Those unable to give assurances, or who are found to be in breach, risk termination of contract as well as having the opportunity to quote for new contracts removed.
Reynolds will never knowingly accept products from suppliers who exploit the people or natural resources within their environment.
A steering group has been formed at Reynolds to agree the best approach to further reducing the possibility of slavery or human trafficking within any element of our supply chain.
The group will agree, in conjunction with the board, a robust time-plan for continued improvement to better ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place at Reynolds or in its supply chain. This is likely to cover, internal roles and responsibilities, the identification and management of risk, the agreement of key performance indicators and staff training.
This statement has been approved and published by the board of Reynolds Catering Supplies Ltd. and will be reviewed at least once annually, before being published on our website at www.reynolds-cs.com
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