Modern Slavery Statement
Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking
Statement For The financial Year 2020/2021
This statement is made on behalf of Wild Harbour Fish Company pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and comprises our slavery and human trafficking statement.
This is Wild Harbour Fish Company’s statement issued under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It outlines the steps we have taken as a business to identify and prevent slavery and human trafficking in our own operations and supply chains. We understand our responsibilities and are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
We are the UK’s premium provider of fish & shellfish, sourcing direct from local the small local day boat fisherman of Cornwall. Supplying produce directly to the hospitality sector in the UK. Wild Harbour Fish Company single premises is in Hayle, Cornwall. The company has between 5 and 10 employees that operate in the UK alongside our strong network of local fishermen who run the under 10ft day boat fleets in Cornwall. For further information about Wild Harbour Fish Company, please visit our website, wildharbour.co.uk
We manage Wild Harbour Fish Company through three customer-centric business units:
- Sustainable & Environmentally Friendly Fishing in the UK.
- Supporting Local Fishing Communities.
- B2B – Providing seafood to the hospitality sector.
- Our Supply Chains
Wild Harbour Fish Company has direct relationships with several independent suppliers, primarily in Cornwall, who supply us with sustainably caught, traceable, and seasonal fish and shellfish for the hospitality industry. Other suppliers must be based in the UK and provide the same accreditation for sustainability and environmentally friendly practices.
Our Policies on Slavery & 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 Anti-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 business and in our supply chains. Policies are reviewed annually. There have been no breaches or suspected breaches of our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy reported since 2012.
- Due Diligence Process for Slavery and Human Trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify, monitor and mitigate against industry risk, business transaction risk and risk in the countries in which we operate, we nominate senior representatives of the business each year, who ensures our compliance.We have in place policies and systems across our business; our trading partners; and our supply chains to: –
Identify inappropriate employment practices;
• Identify, assess and monitor other potential risk areas;
• Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring;
• Protect whistle-blowers; and
• Investigate reports of Modern Slavery.
Supplier Adherence to our Values and Ethics
We have zero tolerance for slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values, we operate in line with principles of responsible sourcing, including paying employees at the prevailing minimum wage applicable within their relevant country of operations. We also have a Supplier Code of Conduct which outlines our expectations. The Supplier Code of Conduct lists the Wild Harbour Fish Company Policies, and we expect Suppliers to adhere to these standards or higher. The relevant account managers will monitor and enforce compliance with the Supplier Code of Conduct.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business, in our supply chains and in our business partners, we provide relevant in-house training to our colleagues. Under our Supplier Code of Conduct, we also require our business partners to provide regular and relevant training to their staff and suppliers and providers.
We understand that some workers may be more vulnerable to modern slavery during the coronavirus pandemic. Wild Harbour Fish Company adopted government guidelines for Covid-19 secure workplaces and paying statutory sick pay in order to prevent the spread of coronavirus. Our employees have been and continue to have access to our grievance procedures.
- Raise awareness of the Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and Supplier Code of Conduct with our employees and suppliers.
• Additional training for employees, as necessary.
• Integrate any learnings from Covid-19 into our future strategy.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Wild Harbour Fish Company slavery and human trafficking statement for the year 2020 to 2021. Due for renewal July 2022.