CSR and Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement This statement is made pursuant to Section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps the Company has taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our supply chain or in any part of our business. Slavery and forced labour can take many forms, including human trafficking, forced, bonded or involuntary prison labour, or child labour. RH Amar will work with suppliers to ensure that any form of forced labour (including human trafficking) or child labour does not take place within our operations and we will conduct internal audits (based on risk) of our manufacturing locations around the world to ensure compliance. Supply Chain Overview The Supply Chain for RH Amar is complicated due to the number of suppliers we have, the country of origin and the number of products any one supplier can produce for us. There are often two to six levels between a supplier and the source of raw materials that enter the manufacturing process. Crops are grown, stored and handled by various farms, buyers and processors before reaching the manufacturer of a finished product. The breadth, depth and interconnectedness of the food supply chain make it challenging to effectively manage business and sustainability issues. Respecting human rights and environmental issues in the supply chain is ultimately our suppliers’ responsibility. As “customers”, however, we play an active role in supplier development and have adopted various means to clearly communicate our expectations to our suppliers: 1. This policy document will be communicated to all our suppliers. 2. All suppliers to sign up and to agree with this policy or use this policy to further develop their own supply chains to ensure compliance to the UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015. 3. Where risk deems it necessary, we will conduct announced (sometimes unannounced) audits of our suppliers to ensure no slavery, forced labour or human trafficking is being carried out by the supplier’s business. Our suppliers form an integral part to our value chain and we expect our supply partners to meet specific standards in relation to human rights, environmental impacts and ethical business practices (members of Sedex). We therefore choose to only develop relationships with suppliers who are aligned with our expectations of ethical and socially responsible behaviour. We are committed to ensuring that no modern slavery or human trafficking exists within our supply chains or in any part of our business. Sustainability RH Amar recognises the importance of meeting the needs of the present without compromising the ability of future generations to meet their own needs. Sustainable sourcing is at the heart of our ethos and we believe it is vital for ensuring the long-term future of all areas within the consumer and food supply industry.
Version Number: 1
Issue Date: 1 March 2016
Issued By: Markus Endt – Senior Technical Manager