Kilkern Ltd is committed to preventing modern slavery and human trafficking from affecting any part of our business and the suppliers.
In light of where we do business, where our suppliers are based and the industry in which we operate, we consider that there is a very low risk that modern slavery and human trafficking may affect our business.
- Ensure all relevant staff are alert to the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and supply chains;
- Monitor potential risk areas in our business and supply chains;
- Reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chain; and
- Provide protection to whistleblowers.
Our process for contracting with suppliers includes checks to remain vigilant to any risk of modern slavery and human trafficking. We require staff engaged in the process for the selection of suppliers to conduct reasonable checks and due diligence to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking does not affect any supplier or partner. This due diligence may include (but is not limited to) raising enquiries with the supplier / partner, asking them to provide a copy of relevant policies and their employee handbook and, where necessary, verifying the physical working conditions for the supplier’s / partner’s staff and contractors.
Staff are also advised to notify the Kilkern Ltd legal and HR teams immediately if they have any concerns so that the Kilkern Ltd can then take appropriate action.
We also include appropriate contractual commitments and protections in our agreements with our suppliers where necessary, requiring those suppliers to implement effective systems and controls to prevent slavery and human trafficking from affecting any part of their business and supply chain. We also require them to provide us with a summary of the steps they take from time to time to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking (including details of any relevant staff and supplier policies and details of due diligence conducted on their suppliers. In respect of staff employed by Kilkern Ltd, our Employee Handbook makes clear to employees the actions and behavior expected of them when representing the organization (including that we will not tolerate modern slavery and human trafficking affecting any part of our business or supply chain). We strive to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behavior when operating and managing our supply chain. This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015
Date 8th November 2020