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.
Ibbotson Group Limited in association with Leaves and Beans Limited has 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 to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.
We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
We expect the same high standards from all our contractors, suppliers, and other business partners, and as part of our contracting processes, in the coming year we will include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives, and business partners.
This policy does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment, and we may amend it at any time.
Responsibility for the policy
Ibbotson Group Ltd in association with Leaves and Beans Ltd has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations, and that all those under our control comply with it.
We have primary and day-to-day responsibility for implementing this policy, monitoring its use and effectiveness, dealing with any queries about it, and auditing internal control systems and procedures to ensure they are effective in countering modern slavery.
Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy and are given adequate and regular training on it and the issue of modern slavery in supply chains.
You are invited to comment on this policy and suggest ways in which it might be improved. Comments, suggestions, and queries are encouraged and should be addressed to the Managing Director.
Ethical Sourcing Policy Statement
Ibbotson Group Limited in association with Leaves & Beans Limited is committed to providing our consumers with high quality products that meet our ethical standards. To do so we commit to building strong relationships with likeminded suppliers that agree to our standards of business conduct.
In recent years, concerns over poor working conditions and environmental degradation in developing countries and emerging markets have seen companies implement specific social and environmental criteria for the production facilities from which they source products.
In order to address these concerns, Ibbotson Group Limited in association with Leaves & Beans Limited has introduced its Ethical Sourcing Policy to ensure it is:
Ibbotson Group Limited in association with Leaves & Beans Limited is committed to upholding human rights, fair working conditions and environmental protection.
In accordance with the expectations of our customers, the community, and the requirements of the Law, we endeavour to always operate responsibly within the community, and we expect the same from our suppliers.
Maintaining a reputation for the highest legal, moral, and ethical standards in our dealings with our customers and other key stakeholders is critical for our ongoing success. The Policy has been developed in line with our core values of integrity, trust and acting responsibly.
We are committed to working with our suppliers to help improve their ethical standards, with regard to workplace safety, environment, and fair pay and employment conditions.