We are in the process of writing to our direct suppliers, a) to reaffirm our commitment to ethical trade principles and b) to set out what we expect of them in this respect. We believe this is a proportionate approach, as it is not practical for us or our suppliers to have direct contact at every level in the chain. Furthermore, our Product Group Managers are required to review and risk assess their suppliers. Any areas of possible concern will be reported to the Director of Operations who has overall responsibility for compliance, or the HR Manager. Raising Awareness within DLF Seeds Ltd To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to relevant members of staff. All Directors and the Management Team have been briefed on the subject. We have a Whistleblowing policy to reassure employees that they may raise concerns about suspected malpractice safely and without fear of retribution. Specific reference to modern day slavery and human trafficking as examples of malpractice have been added to the policy, which is included in the Employee Handbook This statement constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year. Tim Kerridge Managing Director DLF Seeds Ltd.
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