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Modern Slavery Act

Human Trafficking Statement for the Financial Year 2022/23

The New Forest Fruit Co. Ltd. is a soft fruit company supplying strawberries to the UK supermarkets.

We are grower owned and work with suppliers in the UK and Europe. We recognise that there is scope in our supply chain for slavery and human trafficking to occur.

The New Forest Fruit Co. Ltd. takes a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking. We aim to educate our staff and supply chain by:

  • Working closely with, and supporting, the GLA
  • Keeping up to date with current trends on the subject
  • Educating our managers and Labour Providers on how to spot those who may be vulnerable.
  • Educating our managers/representatives who visit suppliers in Europe on what to look for.
  • Supporting the Stronger Together Campaign

We are members of the Ethical Training Initiative (ETI) and we are regularly audited by third parties who publish our results on the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange (Sedex).

We have a Slavery Compliance Officer, to whom all concerns regarding modern slavery should be addressed, and who will then undertake relevant action with regard to the company’s obligations. This statement is made in pursuance of Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2010 and has been approved by Sandy Booth, owner of the NFFC and will be reviewed and updated annually. Date of approval: 21.12.18

Signed: Sandy Booth, Owner