Modern Slavery Statement


Harrison Catering Services Limited
(Financial Year ending March 2022)

1. Introduction
We are committed to providing a high standard of ethical conduct within our business. We take our responsibility under the Modern Slavery Act 2010 (“the Act”) very seriously. This statement outlines the steps we have taken and plan to take to ensure that slavery and human trafficking have no home within any part of our business or supply chain.

2. Organisation structure and supply chains

Organisation Structure
We are a family-led, award-winning business providing catering services to schools and industry. All of the Company’s offices and service outlets are in the UK. The Company has an annual turnover in excess of the £36m threshold.

Supply Chains
We are committed to working with our suppliers to build greater transparency. We are committed to acting ethically and expect the same from our suppliers. We have a dedicated Purchasing Manager who oversees all purchase relationships.

As a minimum, we require our suppliers to commit to comply with all applicable laws and regulations and the Company’s policies, including, as a minimum, meeting the standards set out in our Purchasing Policy. Furthermore, suppliers are subject to our due diligence checks – further details are set out below. In addition, as supplier agreements have come up for renewal, we have reviewed and/or inserted comprehensive anti-slavery clauses into our agreements.

3. Policies in relation to slavery and human trafficking

We remain committed to minimising the risk of modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain or any part of our business. During this financial year, we have undertaken a thorough review of our policies. These include:

• Purchasing Policy
• Safer Recruitment Policy
• Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Policy
• Eligibility to Work Policy

Going forward, these policies shall be reviewed and updated as and when required.

4. Due diligence processes

Within our business
We have strict HR policies and standards to ensure compliance with legislation, including Right to Work, Barred List check, safeguarding awareness, enhanced DBS checks for those candidates working with children and vulnerable adults and reference checks for all employees.

During this period, we continued to build upon our compliance processes with our preferred agency worker suppliers. We will continue to review and repeat this process to maintain compliance.

Supply Chains
Should any existing suppliers fail to meet our standards as set out in the Act or our Purchasing Policy, and such a situation is not rectified within a reasonable timeframe, this may result in terminating the relationship with the supplier.

If a potential new supplier does not meet the standards as set out in our Purchasing Policy, they shall not become a supplier until we receive confirmation that this is rectified.

5. Risk Assessment and Management

Our risk assessment concluded that the main areas of risk of Modern Slavery are in our supply chain and potentially with certain members of staff. Training now takes place via our Harrison Learning Hub to ensure that relevant staff members are aware of Modern Slavery, how to identify it and what to do if they suspect modern slavery.

6. Training on modern slavery and trafficking

Our new bespoke Harrison Learning Hub became operational in September 2021. The Harrison Learning Hub’s modern slavery and trafficking resource are mandatory for new and current relevant staff members. There is a requirement for all Site Managers and those involved in our purchasing processes to complete a Modern Slavery module on the Harrison Learning Hub.

7. Next Steps

We shall continue to review, audit and develop our supply chain due diligence and risk assessment to ensure a robust approach to supply chain risks. We will continue to make efforts to identify any significant risks in our business and supply chain and implement any actions appropriate or necessary directly with suppliers.

8. Approval by the Board

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Act and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2022. This statement was unanimously approved by our Board of Directors on 27th July 2022.

9. Review

This statement shall be reviewed by our Board of Directors on a regular basis (at least annually) and may be amended from time to time.

Claire Aylward
Joint Managing Director
27 July 2022

Gareth Harrison
Joint Managing Director
27 July 2022