This statement sets out FareShare’s actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps aimed at ensuring there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business nor in its supply chains. This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year 1 April 2018 to 31 March 2019.
As part of the charitable sector, FareShare is committed to ending slavery and human trafficking. We do not operate in a high risk area for modern slavery within our own operations, we are absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in all our activities, and that our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
FareShare is a food surplus redistribution charity.
We work to alleviate hunger by capturing surplus food from the food industry and redistributing it to the people who need it, via more than 9,000 charities and community groups across the UK. We work with 21 Regional Centers across the UK, 16 of which are run by partner charities. Through our FareShare Go service, we also match supermarkets and charities directly via digital technology and get even more surplus food to those who need it.
The organisation operates the following policies that link to Modern Slavery and our approach to dealing with concerns in all areas of our operations:
We work with over 500 food producers and suppliers across the UK, who deliver their surplus good quality food for us to pass on to our frontline charities. We do not audit their policies and supply chains, as our scale vs theirs and the complexity of their supply chains makes it unfeasible.
Responsibility for the organisation’s anti-slavery initiatives is as follows:
The charity reports on whistleblowing and safeguarding incidents in monthly KPIs, which would include reported modern slavery concerns.
Over the course of the next financial year we will continue to enhance our procedures to help us identify, prevent and mitigate any risks of modern slavery or human trafficking in relation to new and existing suppliers.
This statement has been signed on their behalf by of FareShare by our Company Secretary.
Director of Finance and Company Secretary
18 February 2019