Modern Slavery Statement
This statement applies to Reeves Butchers (referred to in this statement as ‘the Organisation’)
Reeves Butchers Limited is a family run business based in Bracknell, Berkshire. We pride ourselves on the butchering and supplying of high quality meat products to our customers whilst still delivering a high standard of personal service to meet your needs. Reeves specialize in kitchen-ready products for hotels, fine dining restaurants, schools, nursing homes and public houses.
Our products are purchased on a daily basis to ensure freshness from local and British suppliers where possible, whilst sourcing the best available products using traditional methods. All our suppliers are audited by our Technical Manager to ensure they meet the required criteria expected of them. This procedure is supported by global certification schemes and Letters of Conformity.
The Group considers that modern slavery encompasses:
- Human trafficking;
- Forced work, through mental or physical threat;
- Being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse of the threat of abuse;
- Being dehumanised, treated as a commodity or being bought or sold as property;
- Being physically constrained or to have restriction placed on freedom of movement.
Reeves Butchers acknowledges its responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery and commits to complying with the provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Reeves Butchers understands that this requires an ongoing review of both its internal practices in relation to its labour force and, additionally, its supply chains.
Reeves Butchers does not enter into business with any other organisation, in the United Kingdom or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to involve itself in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
No labour provided to Reeves Butchers in the pursuance of the provision of its own services is obtained by means of slavery or human trafficking. The Group strictly adheres to the minimum standards required in relation to its responsibilities under relevant employment legislation in the United Kingdom.
In order to fulfil its activities, Reeves Butchers main supply chains include those related to the supply of fresh and frozen meat in both the United Kingdom and Europe.
Reeves Butchers considers its main exposure to the risk of slavery and human trafficking to be very low. We take every precaution with the checks that we cover in relation to recruitment and we request all of our suppliers complete an ethical questionnaire before trading with us.
Reeves Butchers carries out due diligence processes in relation to ensuring slavery and/or human trafficking does not take place in its organisation or supply chains, including conducting a review of the controls of its suppliers.
Reeves Butchers has not, to its knowledge, conducted any business with another organisation which has been found to have involved itself with modern slavery.
In accordance with section 54(4) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, Reeves Butchers has taken the following steps to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place:
- Source all products from reputable suppliers
- All suppliers are required to comply with our sourcing principles and with business-area specific ethical policies which require them to participate in ethical trading audit assessments.
- Provide all employees with good working conditions, fair treatment, and reasonable rates of pay.
- Respect workers’ human rights and comply fully with all applicable laws.
- All work is voluntary, and not done under any threat of penalties or sanctions.
- Workers must not pay any deposits for work, and employers must not keep original copies of any identity documents.
- Indentured labour is prohibited, and workers are free to leave work at any time, with all salary owed to be paid.
KEY PERFORMANCE INDICATORS
Reeves Butcher has set the following key performance indicators to measure its effectiveness in ensuring modern slavery is not taking place in Reeves Butchers or its supply chains.
Reeves Butchers has the following policies which further define its stance on modern slavery; Whistle blowing policy, supplier approval/purchasing, and a corporate social responsibility policy.
This statement is made in pursuance of Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will be reviewed for each calendar year.