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JBS GLOBAL (UK) LTD
Modern slavery statement for financial year 2016
This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that JBS Global (UK) Limited has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. JBS Global (UK) Ltd has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
JBS Global (UK) Ltd is an importer and wholesaler of meat and meat products based in the UK. We trade in a variety of fresh, frozen and canned meat products to a wide customer base. Our products are mainly sourced from Australia, New Zealand, The USA, and South America, and are imported through UK and other mainland European ports of entry. Products are normally transported in containers on seagoing vessels.
DUE DILIGENCE AND RISK ASSESSMENT
We recognise that due to the worldwide nature of our business there will be some higher risk areas within our supply chain from where we procure our products, particularly where the operations and management are out of our direct control. To mitigate the risks, we have built long, and close trading partnerships with our main suppliers, providing integrity and security in the supply of our products. Most of these suppliers, like JBS Global UK, are entities of the JBS SA Group, which further strengthens the relationships and trust we have in our supply chain. During 2016 we registered with SEDEX.
ZERO TOLERANCE IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN
We have a zero tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure those in our supply chain, work to comply with the Modern Slavery Act, we are currently setting out a strategy to improve on the identification, and monitoring of key areas of risk.
To ensure that our staff understand the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we will provide training within our business.
We plan to continue in our aim to mitigate and monitor the potential risks within our supply chains in the year ahead.
In future Modern Slavery Statements we will be reporting on all areas of progress, including staff training, and on any actions taken on supply chain auditing and verification.
This statement was approved by JBS Global UK board directors and will be reviewed annually.