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Anti-Slavery and Trafficking Statement

Policy Statement

Cambridge Weight Plan is committed to developing processes designed to detect and eradicate hidden labour exploitation.

Definition

Hidden labour exploitation is exploitation of job applicants and workers by third party individuals or gangs other than the employer or labour provider including rogue individuals working within these businesses but without the knowledge of management. It includes forced labour and human trafficking for labour exploitation; payment for work-finding services and work-related exploitation such as forced use of accommodation. It is understood that it is often well hidden by the perpetrators with victims, if they perceive of themselves as such, reluctant to come forward.

Organisation Structure

Cambridge Weight Plan Ltd manufactures Cambridge Weight Plan products at our site located in Corby, Northants. We operate from our site at Weldon North Industrial Estate and currently employ around 223 staff.

Cambridge Weight Plan manufactures all sachets, bars and tubs in-house, whilst our Ready to Drink range and Step Up meals are made by manufacturing partners both in Yorkshire and Europe.

In the UK, The Republic of Ireland and Germany the Company sells and markets the Cambridge Weight Plan brand through Independent Cambridge Consultants.

Around the world Cambridge Weight Plan is sold through an extensive independent distributor network.

Mission statement

Together we will make a difference by transforming more people’s lives through the profitable development, manufacture and marketing of effective weight management products and programmes supplied by entrepreneurs across the world

Cross Functional Working Group

A cross functional working group is in place which will assess and respond to the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We have an ongoing programme to review our response to the risk imposed by slavery and human trafficking and our existing policies and practices will be reviewed and updated as required.  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 staff.

The focus for the 2018/19 Financial Year.

1. Supply Chain:

As part of our annual supply chain performance reviews, we constantly remind our suppliers of updates to our policy and likewise request evidence of their progress that enables us to strengthen and develop partnerships with companies who share and promote the same ethical and moral codes of conduct established within Cambridge Weight Plan.

2. Distributors:

Ensure all distributors have either agreements or renewed agreements in place, which include reference and commitment to anti-slavery legislation. For those distributors whose agreements have not been subject to renewal, add an addendum to their current agreement outlining our commitment and policy towards anti-slavery. Audit all agreements accordingly.

3. Recruitment:

Continue to audit agency worker providers due diligence checks against Gang Licencing Agency requirements.

Our Response to Tackling Modern Slavery

Cambridge Weight Plan is opposed to all forms of human trafficking and slavery and undertakes all reasonable and practical steps to ensure that our standards are implemented throughout the business and with our suppliers, adhering to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

This Statement will be updated annually, laying out the steps we will be taking to tackling modern slavery and preventing exploitation within our supply chain.

Board Approval

This voluntary slavery and human trafficking statement is made in connection with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

This statement has been approved by the CWP board of Directors on 19th March 2019.