This statement applies to Wanis International Foods (referred to in this statement as ‘the Organisation’).
Wanis recognises that all organisations have an obligation to prevent.
Slavery and human trafficking remains a hidden blight on our global society. We all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain. Our employees are alert to the risks and are expected to report their concerns, and management are expected to act upon them.
Wanis International Foods is a limited company, and an importer and distributor of ambient packaged food products.
Inbound: The organisation sources products from more than 20 countries across 6 continents, with the majority sourced from within the European Union.
Outbound: The organisation supplies mainly UK retailers, wholesalers, cash & carries, and foodservice outlets. Some products are exported by our UK Customers. Direct exports represent a small-scale proportion of our sales and are currently all within the European Union.
Our Policies on Slavery & Human Trafficking
We are committed to ensuring there is no modern-day slavery & human trafficking within our own business and within businesses we represent and trade with. The organisation operates to ensure fairness in the recruitment, retention and development of all employees and we seek to comply with all applicable UK employment regulations. The organisation monitors its supply chains and suppliers to ensure, as far as is reasonably possible, no slavery & human trafficking exists within these supply chains.
Due Diligence Process
As part of our commitment to prevent slavery & human trafficking within our supply chain:
- We work closely with our supply partners to ensure they understand our values, and requirement to work only with supply partners where modern slavery & human trafficking is absent in the entire supply chain.
- We work closely with our supply partners to communicate and comply with legislative obligations.
- We have systems in place to monitor medium-to-high risk supply areas and supply partners to ensure no modern slavery or human trafficking takes place.
- Compliance with the above forms part of our selection criteria for new supply partners.
Our Effectiveness in Combating Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
Due to our commitment in ensuring that we communicate and monitor our supply chain in relation to the issues, risks and legal obligations that we face as a business, we are managing and ensuring that clear communication is received by our suppliers stating modern slavery & human trafficking is not tolerated.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Wanis International Foods Modern Slavery Statement for the current 2020 financial year.
To ensure appropriate levels of risk awareness in respect of modern slavery and human trafficking, we provide training to relevant colleagues, in particular, to senior Managers in our Technical and Marketing departments.
All Directors in the business have been briefed on the subject.