This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Thomas Bell & Sons Ltd has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Thomas Bell & Sons Ltd has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
Our business and supply chains
Thomas Bell & Sons Ltd import and manufacture fertiliser, and also operate a country store. Fertiliser is imported from all over the world and delivered throughout the country.
The company maintains close relationships with all its suppliers, the largest being organisations which supply across various geographical locations. The company remains vigilant to all risks particularly with small-scale business and farms where there may be a higher risk of unlicensed manual labour.
Due diligence processes and risk assessment
Thomas Bell and Sons Ltd continue to remain vigilant within their own specific supply chains. The company has identified the following procedures to identify and mitigate the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking.
We will regularly conduct training for all staff so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain.
Our performance indicators
We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:
No reports are received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.
Thomas Bell & Sons Limited is committed to making continuous progress with regards to the recommendations outlined in the UK House Office Guidance on the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Thomas Bell & Sons Ltd
Phone: 01652 652933
Fax: 01652 651313