Modern slavery is a serious global issue that affects millions of people worldwide. At Reeve the baker, 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 to ensure that any form of slavery is not taking place in our own business or supply chains.
Reeve the baker Ltd has 12 shops and 1 bakery operating over Wiltshire, Hampshire, & Dorset in the UK, with company policy managed by a central office function. We employ approximately 150 staff across these sites.
We believe that our employees deserve the right to live and work with dignity and respect, and we believe that the people employed by our suppliers and business partners deserve the same. We do not tolerate any form of slavery, forced labour or human trafficking; whether directly within our own business or within the operations and activities of our suppliers, business partners and wider supply chain, whether within the UK or overseas. We are committed to taking steps to ensure that slavery, forced labour and human trafficking does not take place within our business operations or our supply chain.
We have a robust recruitment process which includes our own due diligence checks including checking original documents such as passports and rights to work, as necessary, and where we work with recruitment agencies, we always ensure they are actively following their modern slavery policies and processes. All Reeve the baker employment contracts directly incorporate policies designed to protect worker rights and promote a safe and fair workspace.
Our supply chains include the sourcing of materials principally related to the provision of food and drink, however, do include household goods, packaging, chemicals, and clothing in the form of staff uniform.
We are committed to ensuring transparency in our supply chains and want to make it possible for our customers and other stakeholders to raise concerns they may have about any of our sourcing decisions directly with us. The majority of our suppliers are UK based and our finished products only travel a maximum of 35 miles once made. All direct suppliers to us have a contractual obligation to ensure that they operate an ethical trading policy and we place an expectation on each entity in the supply chain to at least adopt one up due diligence on the next link in the chain. It is not practical for us to have a direct relationship with all links in the supply chain.
We acknowledge that it is still not possible to identify, manage and mitigate all risk in all tiers of our extended supply chains, but seek to expand our requirements into lower tiers and new business areas as our knowledge and understanding increases.
We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships; that we take any allegations of Modern Slavery in our business and/ or supply chains seriously; and are committed to reviewing, updating and improving our practices to ensure that Modern Slavery risks are understood and risk mitigation is in place within our business and/or supply chains.