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Lakshmi & Sons T/A Cofresh Modern Slavery Statement

Our Aims and Commitment

This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Lakshmi and Sons T/A Cofresh Snack Foods has taken and is continuing to take, to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.

Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Lakshmi and Sons have a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically, with integrity and transparency in all business dealings to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery.

Our Business and Supply Chains

Lakshmi and Sons T/A Cofresh Snack Foods core business is the production and supply of Asian Snack Foods and supply healthier ‘Eat Real’ range. We have a wide range of products which we distribute both in the UK and Internationally between our two brands and World Foods Frozen range which is traded goods.

In the financial year of 2019, we had an annual turnover in excess of £44m.

We are a member of SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) organisation committed to the improvement of ethical and responsible practice. We review all annual audits and endeavour to ensure that all suppliers are compliant with all local standards and laws of their country.

Policies and Processes

We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting our business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:

Due Diligence

TWe undertake due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers and review our existing supply chains on a periodic basis. Our due diligence and reviews include:

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Our Performance Indicators

We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:

Awareness-Raising Programme

As well as training employees, the organisation will raise awareness of modern slavery issues by circulating information to employees.

This statement has been approved by the Managing Director on 31st December 2019 and will be reviewed annually.

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