1. INTRODUCTION FROM THE CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another, in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
To act ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.
To ensure transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We expect the same high standards from all our contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and as part of our contracting processes, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same standards.
To improve our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. KellyDeli Company Limited, as the holding company of the ‘KellyDeli Group’ (defined below), is taking steps to ensure compliance with legislation relating to Anti-Slavery and Human trafficking, as well as doing its utmost to go above and beyond these requirements. KellyDeli has taken, and continue to take, these positive actions to combat these unfortunate trends.
2. OUR STRUCTURE AND SUPPLY CHAINS
We are a global food retail and restaurant company. We are the parent company of the KellyDeli subsidiaries throughout Europe, including: France, Belgium, Spain, Italy, United Kingdom, Germany, the Netherlands Sweden, Denmark and Portugal (“KellyDeli Group”). As of December 2020, the Group had 418 employees throughout Europe.
2.1 OUR BUSINESS
KellyDeli is an innovative food company committed to bringing the best of Asia to the world, through Asian-inspired brands and over 1000 kiosks across Europe. KellyDeli is a franchisor supporting a network of independent kiosk owners preparing and offering for sale Asian inspired food in supermarkets, hypermarkets and similar.
2.2 OUR SUPPLY CHAINS
Our supply chains include over 50 suppliers throughout Europe who supply products to each of our kiosks. These suppliers range from large scale cross-country suppliers to local small-scale suppliers.
3. OUR POLICIES ON SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Our Human Rights Policy and supplier questionnaire reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity all our business relationships and to implementing and promoting effective systems and controls. In 2020, we went through a review of current policies to improve further our commitments. A number of new policies were implemented, spanning equality, whistleblowing, harassment & bullying, and code of business conduct.
4. DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES FOR SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have implemented a free whistleblowing line, available to all employees. The aim is
5. RISK ASSESSMENT
KellyDeli is committed to respecting and protecting human rights of all those who are in contact with its operations, including employees, partners and supply chain workers. KellyDeli supports transparency, to find and resolve problems; to regularly review business practices; and to collaborate to protect the rights of workers, particularly those who are most vulnerable and exposed to abuses such as modern slavery.
A detailed risk assessment is key to help focus on the areas where we face the greatest risk. The introduction of policies and training for our people helps identify any signs of modern slavery and empowers them to act accordingly.
6. MEASURING EFFECTIVENES
In 2020, we have strengthened and developed the effectiveness of our risk management processes. KellyDeli appointed a General Counsel reporting directly to the CEO and a head of employees relations to strengthen further its commitment. Several new policies were implemented in 2020 spanning equality, whistleblowing, harassment & bullying, and code of business conduct.
KellyDeli also put in place an ethical task force, dedicated to plan, assess, and continuously promote best practices related to human rights, ethics, and equality. The role of the task force is to actively manage any potential risk linked with human rights breaches and to ensure continuous improvement in this arena.
KellyDeli also introduced SafeCall, a completely independent system for whistleblowers. The whistleblowing hotline and online reporting allows employees to speak up and report their concerns to the highest levels of management (a freephone telephone and the SafeCall website), available to all KellyDeli employees and partners, 24 hours a day and 365 days per year.
In 2020, we’ve mirrored the policy Framework in the employee and partners’ training programs which covers human rights, responsible recruitment, diversity and inclusion. KellyDeli’s values are fully integrated in the policies and partners’ practices through their onboarding programme and training suite. The company updates and creates new modules regularly to make sure partners are armed with a strong knowledge base in all areas relating to fundamental values we believe in.
We are committed to respecting and protecting human rights of all who come into contact with our operations, including employees, partners and supply chain workers. We accept our responsibility to support transparency, to find and resolve problems; to regularly review our business practices; and to collaborate with others to protect the rights of workers, particularly those who are most vulnerable to abuses such as modern slavery.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes KellyDeli Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending December 2020. It was approved by the board on 29/09/2021.