MODERN SLAVERY ACT

Aramark –Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

The Aramark slavery and human trafficking statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 ‘Transparency in Supply Chains’.

Aramark Limited (registered number 983951) and its Northern Europe Group of Companies provide food services and facilities management to organisations across a range of market sectors and serves hundreds of clients across the UK in the business and industry, education, offshore, defence, healthcare and judicial markets.

Aramark has undertaken a number of activities in the previous 12 months to better understand its supply chain and is committed to challenging human trafficking and slavery.

  • Aramark has been a member of SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) since February 2012. SEDEX is a global, not for profit organisation dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains. SEDEX will support Aramark in assessing its supply chain based on a supplier’s ethical credentials and commitments to adhering to relevant labour legislation.
  • An initial assessment programme has been developed in conjunction with SEDEX. This is being implemented with Tier 1 suppliers (who supply directly to our customer sites or via third party distributors).
  • The assessment programme will determine suppliers credentials with regard to Labour Standards, Health and Safety, Environmental Stewardship and Business Ethics. All suppliers will be expected to be registered members of SEDEX and to confirm that they adopt and enforce relevant legislative requirements in relation to the use of labour throughout their supply chain.
  • The programme will be extended to Tier 2 suppliers as a second phase. Furthermore, in the interim, all suppliers entering new contracts with Aramark are obligated to enforce relevant legislative requirements in relation to the use of labour throughout their supply chain.

Aramark is focused on ensuring that slavery and human trafficking does not occur within its UK business. Particularly, Aramark is committed to introducing safeguards within its recruitment processes to ensure that slavery and human trafficking does not occur. Aramark is currently reviewing its internal recruitment practices to ensure that all employees involved in recruitment are fully alert to the signs of modern slavery and human trafficking and that all relevant employees are able to take appropriate action should any concerns be identified.

In conclusion, Aramark is committed, through its work with SEDEX and by embedding compliance into routine supplier selection, to collaborating with its stakeholders to improve transparency and tackle any occurrences of human trafficking or slavery.

This statement has been approved by the board, is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 30 September 2016.

             
Donal O'Brien
President
Aramark Northern Europe
          Frank Gleeson
Chief Operating Officer
Aramark Northern Europe



Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Aramark has undertaken a number of activities in the previous 12 months to better understand its supply chain and is committed to challenging human trafficking and slavery.