Modern Slavery Statement

At Premcrest, we are committed to combatting modern slavery and human trafficking. As a responsible business operating in the UK, we recognize the importance of treating all individuals with respect and dignity, whether they are part of our company or within our supply chain which consists of various suppliers from both the UK and abroad, ensuring we maintain a diverse range of quality products for our customers.

Our highest expenditure areas include:

1. Raw Materials - We work closely with suppliers to ensure the sourcing of raw materials aligns with our ethical standards.

2. Manufacturing - We take pride in ensuring that our manufacturing facilities uphold our values, treating workers fairly and ethically.

3. Packaging - We procure packaging materials from reputable suppliers who meet our stringent ethical criteria.

Our Policies/Procedures in relation to Slavery and Human Trafficking

To uphold our commitment to ethical trade and human rights, we have implemented various policies and procedures:

1. Supplier Code of Conduct - We expect all our suppliers to adhere to our high ethical standards, including a zero-tolerance policy towards modern slavery and human trafficking.

2. Employee Code of Conduct - Our internal policies extend to our employees, promoting a culture of respect and dignity within our organization.

3. Training and Awareness - We provide regular training and awareness programs to our employees and suppliers to educate them about modern slavery risks and how to report any concerns.

4. Recruitment Practices - Our recruitment policies adhere to UK legislation, ensuring proper documentation checks and employment contracts for all employees.

Due Diligence

We acknowledge the potential risks of modern slavery within our business and supply chain and have taken the following steps:

1. Regular Audits - We conduct periodic audits of our suppliers to assess their compliance with our ethical standards and identify any areas for improvement.

2. Risk Assessments - We proactively assess and address potential risks related to modern slavery and human trafficking in our operations and supply chain.

3. Collaboration - We collaborate with industry initiatives and organizations to stay informed about emerging global issues and best practices.

Training and Communication

We believe that awareness is key to preventing modern slavery. Hence, we ensure:

1. Employee Training - All employees undergo training to understand the signs of modern slavery and how to report any suspicions or concerns.

2. Supplier Communication - We communicate our ethical expectations to our suppliers and work together to ensure they align with our values.

Our Plans for the Future

For the upcoming reporting period, we are committed to:

1. Continuously training all employees and suppliers on modern slavery risks and prevention.

2. Expanding collaboration with suppliers to encourage their participation in ethical initiatives.

3. Maintaining our commitment to no reported cases of modern slavery within our business or supply chain.

4. Working towards achieving industry-recognized certifications and accreditations for our ethical practices.

We are steadfast in our commitment to combat modern slavery and human trafficking. We aim to promote equality and respect throughout our business and supply chain. By working together with our employees, suppliers, and stakeholders, we will continue to uphold our high ethical standards and make a positive impact in the fight against modern slavery.