Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Introduction

Lenham Storage Company Ltd are committed to improving our practices to combat any kind of slavery and human trafficking.

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.
Lenham Storage Company Ltd have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls t o ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in
our own business or in any of our supply chains.

Organisation Structure

Lenham Storage Company Ltd employs over 427 people in the UK. We have an annual turnover of £36.2million.

Our Business

Established in 1946, we’re a medium sized family-owned and run business with major customers, operating in the large and competitive market place of logistics. We hold our own against far bigger logistics names because of our specialist knowledge and focus, excellent delivery and concentration on customer relationships.

We are a major employer in Lenham, Kent and also have locations in Sittingbourne and Aylesford. We operate a specialised food-grade distribution network with a daily nationwide service to major multiples, cash and carry outlets, food service outlets, wholesalers, independent outlets, high street retailers and restaurants, hotels, farm shops and garden centres with an excellent track record of meeting On Time In Full (OTIF) targets.

Our Supply Chains

Our supply chains include the purchase of equipment and services relating thereto, consumables and packaging. We source these items globally from many vendors.

Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We comply with our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and our Equal Opportunity & Dignity at Work Policy which reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and promoting t his approach in our supply chains.

Our Processes to Prevent Slavery and Human Trafficking

All Lenham Storage Company Ltd staff are required to abide by all of our published policies and procedures in order to ensure that Lenham Storage Company Ltd exhibit and promote ethical business activities. As a company, we strive to inform all our staff and supply chain of their responsibilities to report on any activity that is, or has the potential to be in breach of our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy.

For the services that we sell, Lenham Storage Company Ltd procurement staff are expected to identify and assess potential risk areas in the supply chain and work with suppliers in those areas in order to seek to establish that those suppliers act in accordance with our Supply Chain Agreement on Antislavery and Human Trafficking.

The following related policies and procedures are in place at Lenham Storage Ltd:

• Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy
• Code of Conduct Policy
• Equal Opportunity & Dignity at Work Policy
• Public Interest Disclosure Policy

Supplier Adherence to Our Values and Ethics

We promote action to ban slavery and human trafficking from our supply chain.

For the services that we sell that are ultimately sourced from suppliers of those products are requested to commit to the ethical business principles set out in our Supply Chain Agreement on Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking. Further, Lenham Storage Company Ltd aim to reflect those standards in cooperation agreements with suppliers and business partners.

For products that we source ourselves and for services, we ask our suppliers to be transparent and accountable by confirming in a written statement that they, and their own supply chain, are free of slavery, servitude, forced labour and human trafficking.

Training

To ensure an understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, training forms part of the induction process for all individuals who work for us, and regular training will be provided as appropriate thereafter.

Further Steps

Lenham Storage Company Ltd intends to strengthen its commitment to important human rights matters such as the elimination of slavery and human trafficking by increasing awareness in its workforce. In addition the Supply Chain Agreement on Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking will be rolled out to Lenham Storage Company Ltd Supply Chain during the current financial year.

Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we have taken to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains we intend to take the following further steps to combat slavery and human trafficking.

• Ensure new suppliers are briefed on what is required from them in order to comply with our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and that they confirm their adherence in writing.
• To ensure existing professional service providers adhere to our requirement that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking and that they confirm that in writing.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the slavery and human trafficking statement for Lenham Storage Company Ltd for the financial year ending August 2017.