MODERN SLAVERY ACT

Aramark –Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

The Aramark Investments Limited slavery and human trafficking statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 ‘Transparency in Supply Chains’ and is made by Aramark Investments Limited on behalf of its Northern European operating companies.

Aramark Investments Limited (registered number 02808311) through its Northern European operating companies provides food services and facilities management to organisations across a range of market sectors serving hundreds of clients across the UK in the business and industry, education, offshore, defence, healthcare and judicial markets and also supplies online retail products to the customers in the UK. 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 has now being completed with Tier 1 suppliers to the UK Foodservice business (who supply directly to our customer sites or via third party distributors).
  • The programme assessed supplier’s credentials with regard to Labour Standards, Health and Safety, Environmental Stewardship and Business Ethics. The assessment findings rates supplier’s compliance and highlights any risk for further investigation.
  • All new and existing suppliers are 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 is now being extended to Tier 2 Foodservice, as well as Tier 1 Aramark Workplace Solutions Ltd and Avoca Ltd 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. Further, Aramark has updated it recruitment training to ensure that is expressly covers the subject of slavery and human trafficking.

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.

Further information on Aramark’s approach to adhering to responsible business practices, such as through its ethics, health and wellbeing and community initiatives can be found at:

https://northerneurope.aramark.com/about-us/responsibility

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 2017.

 
Frank Gleeson
Regional President
Northern Europe
Aramark Investments Limited

 22 March 2018

Please see links below to Modern Slavery Act 2017 and 2016 statements:


 

MODERN SLAVERY ACT STATEMENT 2017

Aramark Investments Limited (AIL) 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 Limited, Vector Workplace and Facility Management Limited t/a AWS and Avoca Handweavers Shops Limited, the subsidiaries of Aramark Investments Limited, have adopted AIL’s MSA statement