Modern Day Slavery Policy
Modern Slavery Act 2015 and Human Trafficking Statement
Clumsy Goat Ltd is an independent coffee roaster and equipment supplier based in Rochdale, UK.
Clumsy Goat Ltd recognises that modern slavery and human trafficking could be a potential risk to our business and are totally committed to preventing this within its own business, its corporate activities and supply chains to ensure they are free from slavery and human trafficking.
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:
- Whistleblowing policy - 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. The organisation's whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy for workers to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation.
- 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 when operating abroad and managing its supply chain.
The organisation requires all staff working within the organisation to complete training on modern slavery. This has taken place for all existing staff and new staff undertake the training during the first week of their employment with us. The organisation's modern slavery training covers:
- 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 to the relevant parties within the organisation;
- what external help is available, for example through the Modern Slavery Helpline, Gangmasters and Labour Abuse Authority and "Stronger together" initiative.
As well as training staff, the organisation has raised awareness of modern slavery issues by putting up posters across the organisation's premises and on-site facilities as well as advising during inductions prior to them beginning any assignments.
The posters explain to staff:
- the basic principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015;
- how employers can identify and prevent slavery and human trafficking;
- what employees can do to flag up potential slavery or human trafficking issues to the relevant parties within the organisation; and
- what external help is available, for example through the Modern Slavery Helpline.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.