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Anti-slavery
Policy

ANTI SLAVERY STATEMENT


The Scottish Salmon Company is committed to driving out acts of modern day slavery from within its own business and from our supply chain. We do not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking.

1.1. Introduction
The Scottish Salmon Company has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard and combat against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.

1.2. Organisation's structure
We farm and process salmon across the West Coast of Scotland with our head office in Edinburgh. We have over 490 employees in Scotland, although we export over 40% of our product internationally.

1.3. Our business
Our business is organised into over 60 units, comprising of Freshwater Hatcheries, Marine Farms, Processing Plants and Offices.

1.4. Our supply chains
Our internal supply chain extends from salmon egg selection and hatching, through on-growing in fresh water and then sea water, to harvesting, processing and packing. The internal supply chain is supported by logistics from a number of suppliers, including well-boats and haulage. The external supply chain provides all of the goods and services required by a modern aquaculture organisation, from major items of infrastructure & equipment to every-day consumables.

1.5. Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-Slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.We are a member of SEDEX and conform to the Ethical Trade Initiative

Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we will audit our suppliers through regular self-assessment on a priority basis, as highlighted by the level of spend and the complexity of their supply chain. This will be through SEDEX for our strategic suppliers with an annual spend of £5m or above, representing around 5% of our cost base.

We aim to progress and develop this system to the whole supply chain by end 2019.

We have in place systems to:
• identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains through our procurement and tender process;


ANTI SLAVERY STATEMENT
The Scottish Salmon Company is committed to driving out acts of modern day slavery from within its own business and from our supply chain. We do not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking.
• mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains;
• monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains; and
• protect whistle blowers.

1.6. Supplier adherence to our values and ethics
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our ethics we have in place a rigorous supply chain compliance programme using SEDEX membership and self-audit. This programme will be reviewed on an annual basis.

1.7. Training
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to our relevant staff. We also require our business partners to provide training to their staff and suppliers and providers.

1.8. Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking
We will publish the results of our ETI Audit use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
• % of Suppliers covered by SEDEX or the SSC Ethical Trade Audit
• % of Suppliers reporting non-conformances

1.9. Further steps
Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we have taken in 2016 / 2017 to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains we intend to take the following further steps to combat slavery and human trafficking:
• expand our Audit to all suppliers and contractors by end 2019.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our company’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending March 2017.

Craig Anderson 

Chief Executive Officer 

30 June 2017