Modern Slavery Statement
At Hawkridge Farmhouse Dairy Produce, we recognise our responsibility under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and are committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking.
The purpose of this statement is to outline all potential modern slavery risks related to Hawkridge. The objective is that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our business or supply chains.
We are a privately owned family run company specialising in wholesaling high quality produce for our customers
The success of Hawkridge rests with the combined efforts of our people. To ensure best performance we constantly review policies and training.
To prevent slavery and human trafficking within our organisation we have the following policies and practices.
- Equal opportunities policy
- Harassment at work policy
- Bribery policy
- Whistleblowing policy
- Human rights policy
- All employees are treated fairly and equally
- All employees are paid at least the national living wage
- No one is forced to do overtime. We strive to have everyone working a 40-hour week and do not exceed this unless the business demands we do so and the employee agrees to do so. Many take advantage of our four day week.
- We do not employ casual labourers from agencies
We do not employ anyone under the age of 16 at Hawkridge. We conduct age verification checks to ensure this policy is strictly applied.
Our whistleblowing policy sets out how any employee with concerns is able to report to management without fear of any reprisals.
We undertake due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers and review our suppliers annually. Should non-compliance be identified, we expect our suppliers to agree an action plan to remedy the issue.
This policy will be reviewed by the company’s Board of Directors on a regular basis (at least annually) and may be amended from time to time.