This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It constitutes Collins Seafoods North East Ltd Group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st December 2018. Of Collins Seafoods North East Ltd Group's wholly-owned subsidiaries, this statement also covers the activities of Collins Seafoods Yorkshire Ltd.
Collins Seafoods North East Ltd have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains.
Collins Seafoods North East Ltd is a distributor of Frozen At Sea fish to a variety of customers including Fish and Chip Shops, Restaurants and Wholesalers across the UK and Ireland.
We are wholly owned by Seagold Ltd which are part of the Samherji Group, whose head office is based in Iceland. Samherji HF being the ultimate parent company. The Group has over 1,500 employees worldwide and operates in Iceland, the Faroe Islands, England, Germany, Poland, France, Spain, North America, Namibia and the Canary Islands.
Our supply chain is predominantly internally through the Group, however, we do have a select number of accredited external Suppliers.
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-slavery Policy reflects this commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place any where in our supply chains.
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk our supply chain is predominantly internally through the Group, which is a member of the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (SEDEX).
This provides a framework which enables us to:
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our ethics we have in place a rigorous supply chain compliance programme. This consists of audits conducted by a subsidiary of the Group, Ice Fresh Seafood Ltd for internal group supply chains, supplier self-audit questionnaires for external supply chains and SEDEX Members Ethical Trade Audit (SMETA) audits.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to our staff and a copy of our Anti Slavery Policy We also require our business partners to provide training to their staff and suppliers and providers.
Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we have taken to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains we intend to take the following further steps to combat slavery and human trafficking:
- Over the course of the next financial year we will continue to enhance our procedures to help us identify, prevent and mitigate any risks of modern slavery or human trafficking in relation to any new and existing suppliers.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Groups slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st December 2021..
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