Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Zeelandia is committed to driving out acts of modern-day slavery from within its own business and from within its supply chains. Zeelandia recognises its moral and legal responsibility to Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking and will endeavour to ensure that no such activities arise within our operations; by ensuring transparency within the organisation and with our suppliers of goods and services.

Zeelandia UK is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking.

As an equal opportunities’ employer, we are committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our staff. We want our staff to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing, without any risk to themselves. Our recruitment processes and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and to safeguard employees from any abuse or risk of coercion.

Zeelandia are proud that in the last 12 months we put into action the below steps to combat Modern Slavery

  1. Our business established a comprehensive Modern Slavery Policy that outlines our commitment to eradicating modern slavery in all aspects of our operations.
  2. Our business conducts regular risk assessment to identify potential areas in our supply chains and operations where modern slavery could be a concern.
  3. Our business continued with supplier audits to ensure that our suppliers adhere to ethical labour practices, and you regularly monitor their compliance.
  4. Our business issued a Supplier Code of Conduct, detailing our expectations regarding labour rights and ethical standards.
  5. Our business delivered Training programs to our employees to raise awareness about modern slavery, its signs, and how to report any suspicions..
  6. Our business continued to manage Robust mechanisms to protect whistleblowers within our organization and supply chain, encouraging individuals to report concerns without fear of retaliation.
  7. Our business conducts due diligence on new suppliers to assess their adherence to ethical labour standards before entering into contracts.
  8. Our business collaborates with industry peers, to share best practices and tackle modern slavery collectively
  9. Our business developed specific policies address child labour and forced labour, including strict guidelines on age verification and working conditions.
  10. Our business regularly monitors labour conditions within your own facilities and supply chain to ensure compliance with ethical labour standards.
  11. Our business publishes annual Modern Slavery Statements that detail our efforts and progress in combatting modern slavery within our organisation and supply chains.
  12. Our business is committed to continuous improvement and regularly reviews and updates its policies and practices to stay aligned with the latest developments in the fight against modern slavery.

Latest Review Date: January 2024