Abra Wholesales Ltd (AWL) is dedicated to upholding social and environmental responsibility, ensuring fair and humane treatment for all individuals within its employment and supply chains. This statement outlines the measures taken by AWL during the financial year ending on 31 March 2023 to prevent slavery, human trafficking, and child labour within its supply chains and its own operations.
Organisational Structure and Supply Chains
Abra Wholesales Ltd is a privately-owned food and drink wholesale enterprise, employing a workforce of over 75 individuals. We cater to more than 2000 clients, with a supply chain encompassing over 300 suppliers, ranging from major corporations to independent distributors, all primarily located in the UK.
We firmly believe that modern slavery, human trafficking, and child labour are reprehensible practices that have no place in our operations or supply chains. We are committed to conducting our business with ethical integrity and require the same from our business partners.
Risk Assessment and Due Diligence Process
We have conducted a comprehensive assessment of both internal and external risks associated with slavery, child labour, and human trafficking. This includes factors such as country-specific risks, sector-specific risks, and risks associated with business partnerships, both within our operations and supply chain.
Our assessment has confirmed that none of our business partners fall within high-risk areas, be it in terms of geographical location or business sector since almost all our suppliers are reputable UK-based entities with minimal exposure to sectors at greater risk of modern slavery, such as cleaning services or hospitality sector.
In instances where we identify higher risk areas within our supply chains, we will conduct thorough due diligence to ensure that the concerned parties adhere to ethical employment practices, complying with all relevant legislation. This may include the issuance of an Anti-Slavery statement as per the Modern Slavery Act 2015, where applicable. Suppliers who have not published an Anti-Slavery Statement are required to confirm the implementation of ethical employment practices and their expectation that their own suppliers do the same.
Throughout the financial year 2023-24, AWL will remain vigilant in monitoring the risk of slavery, child labour, and human trafficking within its supply chains and operations. We are committed to taking appropriate actions and providing timely reports as necessary.
This statement is issued in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and serves as the Slavery and Human Trafficking statement for the financial year ending on 31 March 2023. It has received approval and authorisation from the Board of Directors of Abra Wholesales Limited.