This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Wern Fawr Manor Farm has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain. Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Wern Fawr Manor Farm has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
Our Business and Supply Chains
Wern Fawr Manor Farm is a provider of self-catering holiday cottages and a country house bed and breakfast supply accommodation to a range of markets including direct customers or customers that have booked through our agents or who have been recommended to us by word of mouth. All our produce is procured from UK suppliers and processed in the UK. Other complimentary goods are sourced from both UK and European suppliers. Wern Fawr Manor Farm is not a member of any outside agency, but is and organisation dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains.
High Risk Activities
There are no activities that are considered to be at high risk of slavery or human trafficking highlighted during the financial year.
Responsibility for the
organisation's anti-slavery initiatives is as follows:
• Policies: • Risk assessments: • Investigations/due diligence: • Training:
The owners are accountable for reviewing and designing all Wern Fawr Manor Farm’s policies in relation to its own workforce. The owners are also responsible for complete training on modern slavery.
Wern Fawr Manor Farm requires all owners and staff within the organisation
to be fully aware on modern slavery. The awareness of modern slavery training
• our business's purchasing practices, which influence supply chain conditions and which should therefore be designed to prevent purchases at unrealistically low prices, the use of labour engaged on unrealistically low wages or wages below a country's national minimum wage, or the provision of products by an unrealistic deadline;
• how to assess the risk of slavery and human trafficking in relation to various aspects of the business, including resources and support available;
• how to identify the signs of slavery and human trafficking;
• what initial steps should be taken if slavery or human trafficking is suspected;
• how to escalate potential slavery or human trafficking issues to the relevant parties within the organisation;
• what external help is available, for example through the Modern Slavery Helpline, Gangmasters Licensing Authority and "Stronger together" initiative;
• what messages, business incentives or guidance can be given to suppliers and other business partners and contractors to implement anti-slavery policies; and
• what steps the organisation should take if suppliers or contractors do not implement anti-slavery policies in high-risk scenarios, including their removal from the organisation's supply chains.
As well as the above awareness training
owners/staff, the organisation has raised awareness of modern slavery issues encouraging
reading up on:
• the basic principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015;
• what owners/employees can do to flag up potential slavery or human trafficking issues to the relevant parties within the organisation; and
• what external help is available, for example through the Modern Slavery Helpline
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Awareness Sessions can be called at any time by anyone wanting clarification within the business.
Key Performance Indicators
We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:
• No reports are received from owners, employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.
This statement has been approved by Wern Fawr Manor Farm