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Modern Slavery Act

W. Wing Yip & Brothers Trading Group Limited

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement



This statement sets out W. Wing Yip & Brothers Trading Group Limited, and all its subsidiary companies, actions to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our own business or our supply chains. This statement relates to actions and activities which either have been enacted or will be put in place by the end of our financial year ending September 30th 2020.

We are a family owned business in the food sector and operate four sites in the UK selling Chinese and Oriental groceries to restaurants, food manufacturers and the public.  We also have an online store and UK Trading Division.  We have supply chains both in the UK and worldwide which supply us with a complete range of food products.  We also employ nearly 400 people within the Group.  We recognise we have a responsibility and are committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our corporate activities and in our supply chains.  It is a very difficult task to monitor long supply chains across several borders given the cost of so doing and our available resources.  However, as a Group we continually strive to improve our diligence in this area.

As part of our due diligence process, new suppliers are risk assessed initially, as well as existing suppliers continuously, against acceptable ethical standards.  This is achieved by the use of our Supplier Questionnaire, direct contact with them and, where possible, visits to their premises.  We continually review the opportunities to visit suppliers and take advantage of these whenever they arise.  Our current and new suppliers must adhere to the highest standards of ethics and they will be required (via our Supplier Questionnaire) to issue us with their own statement (if applicable) or confirm they are taking steps to comply with our statement. This includes UK suppliers and all suppliers outside of the UK.

Our employees are made aware of the risks arising with respect to modern slavery and human trafficking and are encouraged to report all instances, and suspicions, as soon as they become aware of them.

We are pleased to report to date no evidence of modern slavery nor human trafficking has been detected.

Going forwards, it is the commitment of both the company, and all its subsidiary companies that they will not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking.

This statement was approved by W. Wing Yip & Brothers Trading Group Limited Board of Directors on 7 November 2019 who will review and update it annually, following the end of the financial year on 30 September.  It has also been approved by the Boards of Directors of W. Wing Yip PLC, W. Wing Yip (London) Limited and W. Wing Yip (Manchester) Limited.

Directors Signature:
Directors Name: B J Yip, Managing Director
Date: 7th November 2019


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