This statement is made pursuant to section 5.4 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that The Ramsden Group has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
This statement is made by each of the following trading entities, collectively referred to as “The Ramsden Group”:
- Dee Bee Wholesale
- Ramsdens Home Interiors
- Today’s Extra Fiveways and Bradford
- Today’s Express Inglemire
- Re-Scan Limited
The Ramsden Group operates throughout the United Kingdom. Unless otherwise stated, this statement includes the steps each of the above listed entities has and is taking in order to minimise the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking.
Our Supply chains
Our supply chains include the sourcing of materials principally to the provision of food and drink.
Our Policies and Standards
The Ramsden Group has a comprehensive framework of policies that provide the values that governs the companies approach to ethical business and employment practices and specifically human rights.
- Our Whistleblowing Policy supports employees to speak up and report any wrongdoing
- Our Health and Safety Policy outlines the Company’s commitment to the prevention or injury and ill health associated with its activities
- Our Equal Opportunities Policy encourages equal rights in the workplace
The Company is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in its corporate activities or its supply chains.
Due Diligence Process for Slavery and Human Trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk:
- We operate licensed premises to ensure optimum control of the work environment
- We participate in collaborative initiatives focused on Human Rights in slavery and human trafficking, in particular Ethical Trading Initiatives
- We have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistle blowers
Supplier Adherence to Our Values
We are committed to ensuring that our suppliers adhere to the highest standards of ethics. Suppliers are required to demonstrate that they provide safe working conditions where necessary, treat worked with dignity and respect, and act ethically, within the law in their use of labour.
Serious violations of the organisations supplier code of conduct will lead to the termination of the business relationship.
To ensure a high level of understanding of this statement and its implications, all directors and relevant members of staff have been briefed.