Modern Slavery Statement 2021

All About Food Limited

 

Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

 

 

 

Our Philosophy

At All About Food Limited we are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. We pride ourselves on our values and on conducting our business in an ethical and sustainable way. We are doing what we can to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking is eliminated.

Our Structure

We are a marketer and distributor of food and hot beverage in the retail sector. We work with key brands in order to bring a delightfully different restaurant experience direct to consumers’ homes. Established in 1999, we are the   Trusted Partner to the brands we work with, our registered office (or the ‘Tree House’ as we refer to it) is in Skelmersdale, Lancashire. We have one other  business, named All About Gorongosa Limited, which specifically works with the “Our Gorongosa” brand.

Our business is organised into key departments, including Procurement and Supply Chain, Technical, Category, Finance, Marketing, Sales, HR and Legal. These departments are supported by our Leadership Team, who lead the way by setting the direction of our business. Our Leadership Team and each of our departments plays an important role in ensuring that we are acting ethically and with integrity.

Our Supply Chains

Our supply chains include the sourcing of finished goods and their component parts, some of the key categories of goods we purchase and sell include sauces, meal kits and coffee. Our goods are purchased from various countries but we mainly trade with suppliers in the UK, Europe and South Africa.

 

 

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 Anti-Slavery   and Human Trafficking Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all 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 supply chains.

We regularly review our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy to ensure that it is fit for purpose.

Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have taken the following measures and have systems in place to:

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains (including a robust due diligence process when procuring new suppliers). Our Supplier Selection process ensures that all new suppliers are rigorously vetted.
  • Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains, to support this we have carried out a Risk Assessment of our key suppliers and found that there were no major areas of concern. We will continue to review and update our Risk Assessment as required.
  • Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains (via our Risk Assessment process referred to above).
  • Build long term relationships with suppliers (where possible) and to ensure that our suppliers carry through our approach to modern slavery and human trafficking in their supply chains. Our Supplier Performance Management process supports this and enables us to actively manage and build strong relationships with our suppliers.
  • Protect whistle blowers.
  • Ensure that our recruitment processes are fair and ethical.
  • Ensure that our suppliers are aware of the requirements of our policies (including without limitation our anti-slavery and human trafficking policy) and our Minimum Ethical Principles.

We are also registered with Sedex. As part of the registration process we completed a self-assessment questionnaire which helped us to identify any important ethical, social and environmental issues that may arise within our business. We remain committed to continuously improving our processes and procedures in these areas so that if any issues are presented, we are well placed to deal with them in the right way.

Our Suppliers

We have a zero-tolerance policy to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain to comply with our values.

As part of our supplier approval process, we ask our suppliers to complete a Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (“PPQ”) and Supplier Approval Questionnaire (“SAQ”). Our PPQ and SAQ include questions concerning modern slavery. We monitor PPQ and SAQ responses and actively liaise with suppliers to ensure compliance with our requirements.

We also ask suppliers to comply with our Minimum Ethical Principles. Our Minimum Ethical Principles set out our key requirements as a business with regard to social, ethical and environmental standards. Our Minimum Ethical Principles complement our other policies such as child labour, anti-bribery and corruption, and anti-slavery and human trafficking. All of our requirements are notified to suppliers as part of our key supplier terms and are embedded into our contractual agreements where possible.

Training

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we have briefed our staff on key issues and all employees have been fully informed of the requirements of our policies.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our and All About Gorongosa Limited’s Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the financial year ending 28 February 2021.

 

Michael Taylor, on behalf of the Board of Directors, All About Food Limited.