This statement sets out Hibiscus Caribbean Kitchens actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to our business. It also highlights the steps that work toward eliminating all slavery or human trafficking risks in our business and supply chains. It is in accordance with the requirements of the Modern-Day Slavery Act 2015. This statement relates to actions and activities for the financial year 2020/2021.
As part of the hospitality industry, the organisation recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking. The organisation is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its activities, and to ensuring that our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
Hibiscus Caribbean Kitchen is a restaurant brand with a restaurants. There is 1 location in the UK. We have under 10 employees and take this seriously.
Both our Human Resources and Operations team have developed policies to ensure that there is clear direction and clarity on the Company’s approach to eliminate any possibility of modern-day slavery and human trafficking. In addition, the policies outline our provisions to proactively educate our supply chains and own people. These include: supplier policies to ensure our suppliers meet our expectations, Whistleblowing & Open Door policy to encourage people to come forward to notify concerns or unethical behaviour, Payroll policies, ensuring that we pay directly to the employee and not third parties to minimise the risk of forced labour.
We use various suppliers based in the UK, we are committed to sharing our expectations with our suppliers and maintaining strong relationships with them. We will conduct annual reviews and request each to have their own statements and policies. We maintain close relationships and on-location reviews with these suppliers. New suppliers will also need to ensure they meet these expectations.
Within our industry the risk of Modern-Day Slavery is high due to the nature of a very transient work force and extensive supply chain. We are committed to preventing modern day slavery and human trafficking, as such we have developed a strong relationship to help fight against this important issue, raise awareness for our employees, our guests and provide support for those impacted by these issues.
Responsibility for the organisation’s anti-slavery initiatives include:
Policies: both our Human Resources and Operations teams have developed policies to ensure that there is clear direction and clarity on the Company’s approach to eliminate any possibility of Human trafficking. In addition, the policies outline our provisions to proactively educate our supply chains and own people.
Annual Review: an annual look at our suppliers both of produce and outsourced labour. In addition, a review of our practices each year to ensure we continually improve how we minimise any potential risk.
Investigations: In cases where we identify signs of potential slavery or human trafficking, the Human Resources team will be alerted and will work with our identified partners to raise concerns and take appropriate action immediately.
This voluntary slavery and human trafficking statement is made in connection with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, for the financial year ending 31 March 2021. It has been approved by the Board.