This statement is made to pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes CH & Co Catering Group Limited's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st December 2017.
We remain committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
We are a provider of catering services in the hospitality sector. We are a part of the CH & Co Group and our ultimate parent company is CH & Co Catering Group (Holdings) Ltd. CH & Co Catering Group (Holdings) Ltd has its head office in England. The Group has over 5,000 employees and operates from more than 550 sites in the UK, across the business and industry, healthcare, education, and public catering sectors.
Our supply chain includes the key product categories of Ambient, Frozen & Chilled Food, Fresh Prouduce, Dairy, Fresh Meat, BWS, Equipment & Disposables.
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain or in any part of our buisness. Our modern Slavery policy (publically available on the company website and available to employees on the intranet and the employee handbook) reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implement and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chain or within our business.
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. The Group has strict HR policies and procedures which support the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the' Act') to protect against modern slavery and human trafficking. These include carrying out checks of all right to work documentation.
To ensure all those in our supply chain comply with our values we have in place a supply chain compliance programme. This consists of structured contractual documentation (requiring suppliers to commit to complying with all relevant laws and regulations relating to the modern slavery and human trafficking) and a cyclical checking programme to ensure that all partiies uphold their commitments in line with our values.
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we engaged a third party specialist to assess our suppliers' policies and due dilligence in relation to slavery and human trafficking within their supply chain. This exercise has confirmed our suppliers are compliant with the requirements of the Act as they apply to the size of each suppliers' business.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we will provide any required training to our staff. Our Modern Slavery policy is communicated to all employees on our intranet and also within our employee handbook in order to reinforce the policy. We issue an annual update to all employees in one of the weekly email bulletins.