Modern Slavery Statement
At F P Herting & Son plc (Hertings), we have a strong focus on purpose, and our sense of social responsibility ensures we speak out on the issues that impact our customers, our people and our industry. Our policy is to assess and address anti-modern slavery laws in our own business and we expect organisations with whom we work to also adopt and enforce policies to comply with current legislation. Collaboration is at the heart of achieving this, with our people, suppliers and customers.
What is modern slavery?
Modern slavery is an international crime affecting over 40 million people around the world. This growing global issue transcends age, gender and ethnicities. It includes victims trafficked from overseas and vulnerable people in the UK who are forced to work against their will across many different sectors, including agriculture, hospitality, construction, retail and manufacturing.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act) requires commercial organisations supplying goods and/or services with a turnover of more than £36 million to prepare and publish an annual “Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement”. This Statement must set out the steps the organisation has taken, if any, during its financial year, to ensure that slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within its supply chain.
Is to assess and address the risks of violations of anti-modern slavery and human trafficking laws. We adopt procedures that contribute to ensuring modern slavery does not occur in our business or supply chains and we expect organisations with whom we trade to adopt and enforce policies that comply with legislation.
We support our people and customers to address issues arising from modern slavery by way of collaboration, which helps us to underpin our culture and how we do business. We ensure:
We have a number of procedures in place that contribute to ensuring modern slavery does not occur in our business or supply chains.
Our Supply Chains
We recognise that our business is exposed to greater risk when dealing with its suppliers, particularly those who have operations, or their own suppliers, in other territories. The following measures are in place to review and manage the risk:
Following the Act, we have enabled our people to understand more about this growing issue by setting out the steps taken by our company. We also provide guidance to help them to report any concern they may have within business or in a personal context. We have:
We continually review how to support our Customers. This includes collaborating with reputable organisations to deepen and share knowledge, so aiding our Customers to: