Our Modern Slavery Act Statement
The Direct Produce Supplies Ltd (dps) board of directors have approved and signed the below statement
Direct Produce Supplies Limited (dps) are committed to Operating Responsibly and implementing the principles of ethical trade to ensure trust, transparency, and the respect of human rights across the supply chain.
The UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the ‘Act’) outlines the requirement for dps to provide transparency in the actions taken each financial year to reduce end-to-end supply chain modern slavery, human trafficking and forced labour risks.
To demonstrate our on-going commitment and transparency: dps have published our full Modern Slavery statement in the following locations UK Government Modern Slavery Registry : dps 2020 – 2021 Modern Slavery Report
Our 2020 – 2021 statement refers to the financial year ending 30th September 2021 and includes the steps implemented by dps to identify, mitigate and prevent modern slavery risks in our own operations and supply chains.
dps recognise the unprecedented times in which we operate and cannot ignore the impact of Brexit and the global COVID-19 pandemic in creating new vulnerabilities for both workers and businesses. We consistently work towards delivering a supply chain where trust and transparency are constantly improved. Since publishing our last modern slavery statement (financial year ending 30th September 2020) we have strengthened our due diligence frameworks, together with building the capability of the team responsible for assessing modern slavery risks, raising awareness, and creating mitigative actions.
Over the last 12 months we have:
- Defined a new ethical trade and human rights strategy
- Developed & implemented an ethical trade human rights risk assessment tool
- Achieved Stronger Together Advanced Business Partner status
- Developed a plan to build capacity & raise employee awareness through enhanced training & engagement.
- Established key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure our future impacts & effectiveness in minimising risks.
Our focus for the year ahead is to improve our modern slavery risk identification approach, increase stakeholder engagement and implement our new ethical trade and human rights strategy.
This statement has been approved by the dps Board of Directors.
dps Group CEO