Anti slavery policy

Desktopdeli Catering is entirely opposed to any modern slavery or human trafficking and is dedicated to ensuring that the practice is reported and stopped if any such occurrences should ever come to our attention. Slavery is a crime and abhorrent abuse of the human rights of vulnerable workers. The crime can manifest itself in many ways and can take various forms such as slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking. Desktopdeli is deeply opposed to any manifestation of the above.

Desktopdeli has a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and is committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all of our business dealings; and to implementing effective systems to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place anywhere within either our business or any of our supply chains.

Desktopdeli accepts that we have a responsibility through our due diligence processes to ensure that workers are not being exploited, that they are safe and that relevant employment, health and safety and human rights laws and standards are being adhered to, including freedom of movement and communications.

The Directors of Desktopdeli Head Office and all individual Desktopdeli franchises take responsibility for ensuring that all parts of Desktopdeli business complies with the company's legal and ethical obligations of modern slavery legislation. Every member of Desktopdeli organisation has a duty to make themselves aware of the modern slavery guidelines and legislation. It is the duty of all Desktopdeli personnel to educate themselves on modern slavery and people trafficking, by available sources at www.modernslaveryhelpline.org and if they have any further questions they should be able to approach Desktopdeli Directors.

Desktopdeli employees are encouraged to raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of slavery in any part of the Desktopdeli business or any partners, suppliers or third parties that Desktopdeli connects to.

The government's Modern Slavery Helpline on 0800 0121 700 is available for further information and guidance. You can also find more information on www.modernslaveryhelpline.org

Training on this policy and on the risk that the business faces from modern slavery in its supply chains, will be provided to staff as necessary to enable them to know how to identify exploitation and how to report suspected cases.
Our zero tolerance approach to modern slavery must be communicated to all suppliers, contractors and other business partners when entering into new or renewed contracts with them.

Desktopdeli will terminate its relationship with suppliers, contractors and other business partners if they breach this policy and/or are found to have been involved in modern slavery. Desktopdeli will report any concerns about modern slavery to the relevant authorities.

Desktopdeli expects the same standards from all of its partners, suppliers and third parties. All Desktopdeli employees have a responsibility to make themselves aware of modern slavery and human trafficking and has a duty to report any potential concerns to Desktopdeli and/or the relevant authorities.

Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action which could lead to summary dismissal for gross misconduct.