Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. Fane Valley Co-operative Society Limited, and all its subsidiaries have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains. We have put in place a specific Anti-Slavery & Human Trafficking policy, which can be reviewed on request, and are in the process of training all staff on the obligations of same and of the internal reporting mechanism.
We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and as part of our contracting processes, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards. We are in the process of contacting all suppliers to request that they confirm their business is compliant with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and that such compliance is an ongoing requirement of doing business with us.
For further information on modern slavery please contact Oonagh Chesney, Company Secretary, Fane Valley Co-operative Society Limited.