Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. This statement sets out the steps that FarmGEM Ltd takes to support its commitment to ensuring that modern slavery is not taking place within its business or supply chain.
FarmGEM Ltd is a machinery manufacturer, also providing parts sales and service. We exercise due diligence when accepting new suppliers and are reviewing the practices of existing suppliers by, for example:
- Understanding our supply chain and assessing the risks of modern slavery by the nature of the products, their geographical source and the volume of business conducted with the supplier.
- Evaluating modern slavery risks through research into suppliers’ online policies and/or the completion of a declaration.
- Ceasing to conduct business with suppliers who fail to demonstrate a genuine willingness to prevent modern slavery in their business activities.
Other factors which assist us in identifying and preventing modern slavery in our operations and supply chain are:
Environmental Policy: In accordance with the Company’s environmental policy, we are committed to managing our operations in an environmentally and socially responsible manner, recognising that non-financial performance contributes to creating long-term value and a sustainable business. We seek to find better ways to engage employees and customers and work with them to find solutions to key social and environmental issues.
Concerns Policy: FarmGEM Ltd encourages all employees to report any concerns relating to unlawful conduct, malpractice, dangers to the public or the environment and, indeed, any matter of a serious nature. A copy of this policy is filed in the Policy Folder and all employees are made aware of its content and location.
MANAGING DIRECTOR APPROVAL
On 30th September 2020, this statement was approved by the Managing Director of FarmGEM Ltd. It will be reviewed on an annual basis and updated accordingly.
Terry Fixter Managing Director
Updated 30th September 2020