Bairds Malt Company Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statemen
- Slavery and human trafficking are abuses of a person’s freedoms and rights. They are however a growing issue across the world, in every region
and every economy. We recognise that we have a responsibility to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking both within our business
and our supply chain. We are committed to making a positive contribution to society by developing and implementing business practices that
allow us to deliver financial success whilst conducting our business strategy and operations in a responsible manner.
- Bairds Malt is committed to implementing responsible sourcing principles and assessment across our supply chain. We expect each employee and
supplier to conduct all activities with integrity and according to the letter, spirit and intent of all applicable laws.
- We are committed to fostering open and inclusive workplaces that are based upon recognized workplace human rights, where all employees and
partners are valued, engaged and respected in line with our corporate values.
- This statement is in response to the United Kingdom's Modern Slavery Act 2015 and outlines our approach to managing the risks of modern slavery
and human trafficking. The statement applies to Bairds Malt and all of our business units and other entities in which we hold a majority
interest. Bairds Malt encourages our business partners to uphold these principles and to adopt similar approaches within their businesses.
Bairds Malts Structure
- Bairds Malt operates through 6 divisions, namely: Bairds Malt, Brewers Select, Saxon Agriculture, Scotgrain Agriculture, Mark Lawrence Grain
and Campbell & Penty. All the business are based in the United Kingdom.
- Bairds Malt is a major U.K. maltster with a total annual production capacity of 255,000 tonnes. Bairds Malt is a supplier of high quality malt
products to all sectors of the brewing and distilling industries across the globe, we draw on many years of experience and strive to provide
complete customer satisfaction. As a major UK maltster, Bairds Malt (either itself or through partners ) purchases raw materials, manufactures
malted barley and transports the malt to market where they are sold and consumed in the brewing and distilling sectors.
- Saxon Agriculture is a seed and grain merchant specialising in the trade, import and export of cereals, oilseed and pulses.
- Scotgrain Agriculture’s activities cover the whole scope of farm activities supplying seeds, fertilisers, agrochemicals, animal feeds, agricultural
lime and the procurement / marketing of all grains, oilseeds and pulses.
- Mark Lawrence Grain is a grain merchant specialising in domestic grain procurement and supply.
- Bairds Malt is committed to implementing responsible sourcing principles into its supplier assessment procedures and supplier agreements. We
have standards that we expect of suppliers and from those we procure and we examine a supplier’s policies and guidelines concerning business
conduct, working conditions, employment, child labour, wages and hours, diversity, freedom of association and environment.
- Our employment principles are guided by international human rights standards, including the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International
Labour Organization's Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work and the United Nations Global Compact. They are also consistent
with our shared values.
Due Diligence & Risk Identification
- Bairds Malt carries out a compliance and due diligence audit on any new operation or company that it acquires, to ensure that such entity is
acting in compliance with Bairds Malt's policies.
- Bairds Malt regularly performs reviews and scrutinises potential risks in order to facilitate the early detection of sustainability risks in
the supply chain.
- If supplier practices do not meet our standards (discovered through audit or otherwise), we will in the first instance work with suppliers
to achieve compliance or in some cases terminate our relationship with them. Suppliers not adhering to our minimum requirements may be
prohibited from future use.
Employee Engagement and Training
- Bairds Malt makes its employees aware of all of its policies and procedures including this statement or the policies referred to in it.
- Bairds Malt is committed to providing both online and face to face training to its staff, on the risks of modern slavery within the Bairds
Malt supply chain.
- Bairds Malt expects each employee, officer and member of the board of directors to conduct all activities related to, or reflecting on, the
Bairds Malt business with integrity and according to the letter, spirit and intent of all applicable laws.
- We also operate a whistleblowing policy, aimed at our employees, which encourages staff to report any wrongdoing, including human rights violations
such as modern slavery or human trafficking. Any reports of this nature will be fully investigated and appropriate remedial actions taken.
- For our employees, failure to comply with applicable standards may result in disciplinary action which could result in their immediate suspension
or the termination of their employment.
- Our employees have access to procedures for training, reporting and whistleblowing. This allows employees to ask a question or raise a concern
in a confidential and/or anonymous way.
- All reports are recorded, and themes are tracked and monitored. All information is then recorded on the annual Corporate Responsibility report.
Approved by the board and signed on its behalf by:
Bairds Malt Limited Chief Executive Officer
13 February 2019
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Malt Limited is situated at Station Maltings, Witham, Essex, CM8 2DU Registered in England & Wales. Company registration number 3580592.
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