MODERN SLAVERY POLICY STATEMENT (Covers Period 1st June 2020 to 31st May 2021)
Kettle Produce Limited is completely committed to an ethical supply chain that is free from all forms of exploitation. We also commit to developing and adopting a proactive approach to tackling hidden labour exploitation.
As a business we are aware of Modern Slavery risks and will commit to engage with and implement all the business requirements contained in the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
This will include taking measures for prevention, mitigation and, where appropriate, remediation of any incidences of modern slavery found in our business and in our supply chain.
Kettle Produce Limited was established in 1985 by two farming families from Fife, Scotland. They have a vast experience in vegetable production and have been growing in partnership since 1976.
There are now over 50 farmers growing in partnership with Kettle Produce Limited. They supply a range of products that support the four main categories of the business. They are roots, Brassicas, salads and prepared vegetables.
The supply of vegetables from Kettle Produce Limited isn’t confined to Scotland. In 2003, Kettle Produce Espana SL was formed as a joint venture based in Murcia, Spain. There are also several strategic partnerships with major growers in England, France, Spain and Portugal. In total there are over 6,000 hectares of crops grown across the UK and Continental Europe.
This policy covers our Production Sites as follows:
Balmalcolm Farm, Balmalcolm, Cupar, Fife, KY15 7TJ
Orkie Farm, Freuchie, Fife, KY15 7HT
Kettle Produce Espana SL, Autovia del Mediterraneo, Apido de carreas n 84, Las Fietas, Alhama de Murcia, Spain
Barrowcliffes, Hooton Street, Carlton Road Nottingham, NG£ 2NJ
This policy also covers all premises that Kettle Produce Limited staff audit in relations to its every day operations including third party suppliers and their associated Labour Providers
Kettle Produce Limited has a comprehensive range of policies and initiatives relating to Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking:-
Supplier Adherence to our values
We carry out regular ethical audits of our new and existing labour Providers and growers, including agency worker interviews to ensure compliance against the Ethical Trading Initiative base code and Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Our Effectiveness In Combating Slavery And Human Trafficking
We use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
Last 12 months
We have worked with our employees, suppliers and labour providers and other stakeholders to raise awareness of the potential issues.
As part of our Staff Engagement Survey, 79.55% of our employees confirmed that they know how to report any concerns of labour exploitation.
Next 12 months
We will continue to work with our employees, suppliers, labour providers and other stakeholders to raise awareness of the potential issues and ensure that compliance with the legislation becomes the responsibility of managers in their respective departments.
Other initiatives include:
Susie J McIntyre
Kettle Produce Limited
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