Modern Slavery Statement

Stewarts of Tayside Limited acknowledges its responsibility to the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We are committed to fully understanding modern slavery risks and to ensuring that there is no modern slavery within our own business. We are also committed to taking practical steps to ensure that it does not exist within our supply chain either.

The company is a grower, packer and deliverer of fresh produce to various customers around the UK. We employ a large work force of varying nationalities, a number of whom reside on company premises. We strive at all times to provide suitable accommodation and to comply with all relevant employment legislation, including national minimum wage rates, working time regulations and pension auto-enrolment. We ensure that all of our own employees have a legal right to work, that they are registered with HM Revenue & Customs and that all health and safety legislation is complied with.

Within our own supply chain we have relationships with external suppliers of raw materials, together with service suppliers. We are committed to mitigating the risk of modern slavery practices within our supply chain and are confident the ethics of our business partners are at such a level that such practices are unlikely to be present.

As part of our due diligence processes into slavery and human trafficking the supplier approval process incorporates a review of the controls undertaken by the suppliers. The company will not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking.

The Board of Directors and Senior Management take responsibility for implementing this policy statement and its objectives and undertake continuous risk assessments in this respect.

This statement and our policies and practices are reviewed on an annual basis