Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy Statement
Boyd Hampers is fully committed to playing our part in eradicating modern slavery and human trafficking. We are dedicated to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships, and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.
Organisational Structure and Supply Chains
Boyd Hampers is a reputable business located at 232 Frosses Road, Cloughmills, Northern Ireland, UK. We are involved in the provision of hampers, which may comprise various food, beverage, and gift items. We understand that our supply chains may be complex, and we are committed to ensuring transparency within our business and with our suppliers of goods and services.
Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking
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 Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy reflects our 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 anywhere in our supply chains.
Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we have systems in place to:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
- Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
- Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
- Protect whistleblowers.
Supplier Adherence to Our Values
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values, we have in place a supply chain compliance programme. This consists of a code of conduct and we expect our suppliers to adhere to this code. We have a dedicated compliance team, which consists of involvement from the following departments:
- Human Resources
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. We also require our business partners to provide training to their staff and suppliers and contractors.
Our Effectiveness in Combating Slavery and Human Trafficking
We use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
- Completion of supply chain audits.
- Use of labour monitoring and payroll systems.
- Level of communication and personal contact with the next link in the supply chain and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations.
Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we have taken this year to ensure that here is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains, we intend to take the following further steps to combat slavery and human trafficking:
- Increase awareness and training across our business and supply chains.
- Enhance our supplier auditing and compliance program.
This policy statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.
Reporting suspicions of slavery
Employees can report any suspicions of slavery either through the Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblowing) policy or externally to the Modern Slavery Helpline.
Details are set out below:
0800 0121 700
Last updated: 1 November 2023 in respect of financial year 31 December 2023