Modern slavery is a broad term used to encompass the offences of slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking. The term extends to slavery-like practices such as debt bondage, sale or exploitation of children and forced or servile marriage.
At Bidfood, we aim to build strong and loyal relationships with customers and suppliers, and raise awareness and understanding about modern slavery in the foodservice industry. We care about the welfare of workers in our supply chains and are committed to working towards higher ethical standards, better responsible sourcing practices and meeting our moral obligations to the community.
That’s why we’ve pledged to work with companies which are socially and environmentally responsible. To achieve this, we’re working closely with our own brand suppliers across every level of their supply chains, to understand the complexity of modern slavery and assess, review and strengthen current processes.
Last year we were proud to become AB members of SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange). We encourage all our suppliers and customers to connect with us on the SEDEX platform.
Key managers across our business, from HR to buying and supply chain have completed Modern Slavery training with Stronger Together.