SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING POLICY

Introduction

Modern slavery is a crime resulting in an abhorrent abuse of the human rights of vulnerable workers and can take various forms such as slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking.

Bon Bon’s Wholesale Ltd is committed to the steps we have taken to combat slavery and human trafficking and we are committed to constantly reviewing and improving our practices.

The company expects the same high standards from all its suppliers, contractors and other business partners and expects that its suppliers will in turn hold their own suppliers to the same standards.

 

About Us

Bon Bon’s, founded in 2007, is based in the Yorkshire market town of Wetherby and concentrates on producing hand-packed luxury confectionery.

 

Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our labour supply chains. We are committed to ensuring:

– employment is freely chosen
– freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining for all
– conditions of work are safe and hygienic
– there is no child labour in our businesses or supply chain
– that living wages are paid
– working hours are not excessive
– no discrimination takes place in our organisation
– regular employment is provided
– no harsh or inhumane treatment is allowed

 

Responsibility for the Policy

The management of Bon Bon’s has overall responsibility for ensuring that this policy complies with the Company’s legal and ethical obligations. The Financial Controller has day-to-day responsibility for implementing this policy, monitoring its use and effectiveness and auditing internal control systems, policies and procedures to ensure they are effective in preventing or remediating the risk of modern slavery.

 

Raising Concerns

The Company aims to encourage openness and to support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken. The Company is committed to ensuring no one suffers any detrimental treatment or victimisation as a result of reporting in good faith, their suspicion that modern slavery is or may be taking place in any of its businesses or supply chains.

Concerns should be raised directly to the Financial Controller. In their absence, to a Senior Manager. Concerns will be investigated and if necessary, reported to the authorities for immediate action. Safety and confidentiality of any individuals is paramount and measures will be taken to protect vulnerable persons.

 

Breach of the Policy

Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, up to and including summary dismissal for gross misconduct.

The Company may terminate its commercial relationship with suppliers, contractors and other business partners if they breach this policy and / or are found to have been involved in modern slavery.

 

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st December 2016.

Mark Rowntree
General Manager