GA Pet Food Partners Human Rights and Modern Slavery Statement 2017

 

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 and 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 ensure there is transparency in our own 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 are 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.

All employees are appraised under a stringent system whereby they are encouraged to progress and develop their careers with GA Pet food Partners. During these appraisals employees are afforded the opportunity to discuss any issues that they may need support with, and we train our managers to have a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and look out for any concerns.

All managers are aware of the commitment we have to ensure all our employees are safe and protected from Modern Slavery.

GA Pet Food Partners support equal opportunities in employment this includes recruitment, pay and conditions. We also have experienced employee representative’s that are always available to offer confidential support and advice with any issues they have to ensure their welfare is paramount.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Company’s Slavery and Human Trafficking statement 2017.

The statement will be reviewed annually by the Board.