This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Rondanini UK 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. Rondanini UK 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.
Rondanini UK is a family run business that takes pride in importing high quality food products to the UK supplying leading retailers and valued restaurant chains. We have an operation in Italy and we have 46 suppliers that with work in collaboration with to achieve high standards in produce and ethical trading.
We recognise that our business has collective responsibilities in the way that we operate and, specifically, in which organisations we choose to do business with. As an organisation, we must ensure that all businesses we deal with honour the following principles.
Our high risk areas
All suppliers that source from high risk countries are asked to join Sedex. Sedex is a non profit organisation dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethnical practices in global supply chains. In addition, during own our audits our technical teams are required to engage and have visibility over seasonal workers. We also ensure that these sites audit their own agencies.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
Rondanini UK Ltd operates a supplier policy and maintains a preferred supplier list. We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offenses relating to modern slavery and on site audits which include a review of working conditions and practices. Our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.
In addition to the above, as part of our contract with suppliers, we require that they confirm to us that:
We conduct training for our teams 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: