Modern Slavery is not a new phenomenon, it happens in every continent and there are currently 40 million people around the world who are victims of modern slavery (ILO 2016).
As an international business, with a diverse supply chain we take the welfare of our workforce extremely seriously. It is therefore important to highlight the challenges facing human rights internationally and ensure our workforce are aware of where to seek support, in confidence.
We have taken significant strides forward in recent years to tackle some of the biggest challenges facing human rights internationally, including forced labour in southern Africa.
We are now working to clearly articulate these principles to our workforce, growers and the wider supply chain.