Modern Slavery & Ethical Statement – 2020
This statement sets out Ceba Solutions Ltd.’s understanding of potential modern slavery risks related to its business and the steps we have put in place to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our business and our supply chains.
As an organisation that operates within, and supplies to the catering industry, Ceba Solutions Ltd recognises that we have a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking.
The organisation is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
This statement covers the activities of Ceba Solutions Ltd who provide design, planning, equipment supply, fitting and project management solutions to the catering industry, mainly within the UK.
The organisation currently operates out of the UK and provides services to customers across the UK and Ireland and occasionally in other European jurisdictions.
The key risks for Ceba solutions Ltd remain through the manufacture and supply of equipment. We take precautions to ensure that our suppliers are reputable organisations and will ask them to sign up to our opening statement regarding Modern Slavery. In the event of any concern, issues will be escalated to our CEO who will take responsibility for ensuring the reduction of any risk associated with Modern Slavery.
Responsibility for Ceba Solutions Ltd anti-slavery initiatives sit ultimately with our MD.
The organisation operates the following policies that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations.
The organisation encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of, the organisation. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking.
• Employee code of conduct;
The organisation’s code makes clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing the organisation. The organisation strives to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour and managing its supply chain.
• Supplier code of conduct;
The organisation is committed to ensuring that its suppliers adhere to the highest standards of ethics. Suppliers are required to demonstrate that they provide safe working conditions where necessary, treat workers with dignity and respect, and act ethically and within the law in their use of labour.
￼• Recruitment/Agency workers policy;
The organisation uses only specified, reputable employment agencies to source labour and always verifies the practices of any new agency it is using before accepting workers from that agency.
The organisation undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers.
The organisation will require all staff within the organisation to complete training on modern slavery during 2020.
The organisation’s modern slavery training will cover:
• Our business’s purchasing practices, which influence supply chain conditions, and which should, therefore, be designed to prevent purchases at unrealistically low prices, the use of labour engaged on unrealistically low wages or wages below a country’s national minimum wage, or the provision of products by an unrealistic deadline;
• how to assess the risk of slavery and human trafficking in relation to various aspects of the business, including resources and support available; how to identify the signs of slavery and human trafficking;
• what initial steps should be taken if slavery or human trafficking is suspected;
• how to escalate potential slavery or human trafficking issues within the organisation;
• what external help is available, for example through the Modern Slavery Helpline, Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority and “Stronger together” initiative;
• what messages, business incentives or guidance can be given to suppliers and other business partners and contractors to implement anti-slavery policies;
• what steps the organisation should take if suppliers or contractors do not implement anti-slavery policies in high-risk scenarios, including their removal from the organisation’s supply chains.
Ceba Solutions Ltd are committed to ensuring our suppliers are biding by international ethical trading standards encompassing at least the below statements: –
Employment is freely chosen; there is freedom of association with the right to collective bargaining; working conditions are safe and hygienic; no child labour shall be used; the UK minimum living wages are paid with no excessive working hours; no discrimination is practised in any form.