GA Pet Food Partners Human Rights and Modern Slavery Statement 2020

GA Pet Food Partners are Europe’s leading manufacturer of premium dry pet food, providing a total solution from new product development to manufacturing, packaging, storage and dispatch.

Partnership is what we are about. Unlike other pet food manufacturers we don’t believe in having our own brand, this is because we are in the business to help our partners become more successful. We now export to over 40 countries worldwide and work with some of the biggest and smallest pet food brands in the world.

Modern slavery is a crime and gross violation of human rights. It takes various forms, 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. GA Pet food Partners are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. As a family run business, we want our customers to be confident that we treat our employees fairly and with respect for their human rights.

 GA Pet Food Partners seek to ensure transparency in the business consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

GA Pet Food Partners promote a culture of open communication, participation and encouragement. We have a dedicated and experienced HR Department that operates an open door policy to help and support all employees.

GA Pet Food Partners ensure all staff are assessed for their right to work, and our wages and benefits comply with relevant government legislation.

GA Pet Food Partners is committed to conducting our business with honesty and integrity. Whistleblowing is addressed in our employee handbook and is designed to support and protect any employee who wishes to raise a serious concern. Any disclosures made in the good faith in relation to modern slavery or human trafficking will be dealt with promptly under the Whistleblowing Policy.

GA Pet Food Partners recognizes that it operates within a global supply chain. We expect all our suppliers, regardless of where they are based, to adopt the same shared values of trust, integrity and mutual respect. Our vendor approval process encompasses an ethical risk assessment, which assists us to identify suppliers where the potential for exploitation of labour may be higher.

Should GA Pet Food Partners become aware of any contravention of our ethical values within our supply chain that cannot be reasonably resolved, we will terminate our relationship with that supplier.

This statement, which has been approved by the Board of GA Pet Food Partners Group Limited, is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Company's slavery and Human Trafficking statement 2020.  The scope of the statement covers GA Pet Food Partners Group Limited and all its subsidiary companies including GA Pet Food Partners Limited and GA Pet Food Partners Milling Limited

Andy Kettle

Managing Director