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MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT

Limetree Foods Ltd t/a Sandwich King strives to be a socially responsible business.

 

Through its managers and through its people, we are committed to: 

∙promoting protection of the environment 

∙supporting charities and local communities 

∙promoting equal opportunities 

∙ensuring safe and efficient working practices 

∙working with suppliers and customers who uphold similar values. 

To achieve our goal we will continue to take steps to confirm that there is no modern slavery or human 

trafficking taking place within any element of our business. This will include, but is not limited to, forced 

labour by such means as: physical/sexual violence; intimidation or threatening behaviour; withholding or 

diverting of wages; abusive working conditions; excessive or compulsory working hours or overtime; abuse 

of, or otherwise taking advantage of, vulnerable workers.   

People 

∙Continued compliance with our strict employment policies covering recruitment / bribery & 

corruption / health & safety / harassment and bullying. 

∙All personnel employed directly by Sandwich King are paid at an appropriate rate in line with the 

National Living Wage  

∙Working hours continue to be monitored to ensure they are not excessive, and personnel are given 

rest days. 

∙Temporary employees will continue to be sourced from a GLA-approved agency and regular audits 

of the agency will continue to be undertaken to ensure that these employees are being paid at rates 

in line with the National Living Wage and have no unfair or unnecessary deductions. 

∙We will empower the voice of our workers through annual Engagement Surveys and Action 

Planning

∙We recognise the higher level of vulnerability of agency workers and are reducing our dependence 

on agency labour across both sites by increasing the number of permanent Production-based 

employees. Where possible, we are doing so by offering permanent contracts to agency workers.  

∙We will work to develop a KPI framework for the measurement of our progress on Modern Slavery 

and use this to build our Action Plan for 2024-2025 

Training 

∙All new personnel are briefed about modern slavery and human trafficking during their induction to 

the business and there are various routes for confidential whistleblowing. This requirement is 

incorporated into periodic refresher training for all employees every 3 years.

 

∙The Whistleblowing number will be re-communication via email, and numbers are displayed in the 

work canteen. 

∙All internal managers and supervisors have been trained in the signs of modern slavery / human 

trafficking and we have continued to develop our internal training plans to ensure awareness of 

modern slavery to all employees, enabling everyone to identify potential signs and react accordingly. 

The training is refreshed every 3 years.  

∙We will review our training approach and materials in line with the advice and materials available. 

Suppliers 

∙We are continuing to engage with all suppliers, to ensure that our total supply chain is actively 

targeting the identification and elimination of modern slavery and human trafficking. 

∙In the past year we have carried out a review of all UK suppliers to ensure their compliance with 

Modern Slavery regulations. 

∙If suppliers flag as potentially at risk from a modern slavery perspective, we work with them either 

directly or via a third-party auditor to improve this area. If they were unable to do this, we would 

look to source an alternative supplier.  

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