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Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy

It is the policy of Buffaload Logistics Limited to take a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery which encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to ensuring effective systems and controls are in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within our business operations or in our supply chain.

We acknowledge the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and accept that we have a responsibility to ensure that our workers are never exploited. We continually strive to provide a safe working environment and that relevant employment, health and safety, and human rights laws and standards are adhered to, including freedom of movement and communication.

Any concerns about any form of modern slavery taking place within our business or supply chain, are encouraged to report this by reporting to management or confidentially using the whistle blowing line: 0800 069 8730.

We currently operate a supplier approval process which includes consideration of any risks of modern slavery or human trafficking. All approved suppliers are required to demonstrate they meet our requirements to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within our organisation or supply chain. We will not have any dealings with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking.

This policy considers, and supports, the policies, procedures and requirements documented in our management systems. The implementation and operation of this management system underline our commitment to this policy. Our approach includes procedures to ensure that this policy, as well as all other company policies, is available and understood at all levels.

Risk assessment and due diligence

Buffaload Logistics is a supplier member (B) of SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) a not for profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains.We will continue to improve communication on this topic with our supply chain and welcome opportunities to collaborate to identify risks or solve problems that we cannot tackle alone. We will face common issues and by working together, not only with suppliers but also with other UK companies, we will be far more effective in meeting our common goal of eradicating Modern Slavery.

Fostering a sustainable future at Buffaload