AHDB’s Statement on Modern Slavery

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 came into effect on 29 October 2015, seeking to address the role of businesses in preventing modern slavery from occurring in organisations and their supply chains.

The Act is aimed at preventing all forms of labour exploitation and increasing the transparency of labour practices in the supply chain. It applies to all organisations with a turnover, or group turnover, of £36 million or more which are either incorporated in the UK or carry on a business in the UK. Section 54 of the Act requires those businesses/organisations to disclose a 'slavery and human trafficking statement'.

AHDB has a low risk of Modern Slavery in its operations and supply chains. However, we remain vigilant and committed to ensure any such instances are not taking place. Our supply chain includes sub-contractors and consultants, suppliers of data, training providers, research services, computer software and equipment, office cleaning and office supplies.

Our Procurement and HR Policies underpin our commitment to upholding workplace rights in our supply chains and for our employees and we promote our Code of Conduct to ensure a respectful working environment which does not accept discrimination, bullying, harassment and other forms of unacceptable behaviour.

Details on the Modern Slavery Act can be found here.