Modern slavery statement

Modern slavery statement for financial year 2020/21

Modern slavery statement for financial year 2020/21


This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Zorba Delicacies Ltd. has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.

Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Zorba Delicacies Ltd. has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.

Our Business:

Zorba Delicacies Ltd is a manufacturer of fresh, ready to eat dips, deli fillers and soups, based in South Wales. We supply to some of the biggest grocery retailers and food service providers.

High Risk Areas:

Our high risk areas are labour and supply chain. We have a robust system of policies and procedures to check all right to work documentation of new starters and we regularly review with our existing staff. We only use labour from providers with GLA certificates. We have a dedicated point of contact on site for any concerns regarding Modern Slavery . Confidential helpline numbers are advertised around site and accessible to all employees.

Our supply chain only used approved suppliers and we have due diligence policies to ensure our suppliers conform to Modern Slavery Act standards.

Our Policies:

We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:

  • Policy on Preventing Hidden Labour Exploitation. This policy sets out our stance on modern slavery and explains how employees can identify any instances of this and where they can go for help.
  • Recruitment guidelines within our Equal Opportunities policy. We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
  • Whistleblowing policy. We operate a whistleblowing policy so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.
  • Ethical Trading Policy. This Policy explains the manner in which we behave as an organisation and how we expect our employees and suppliers to act.

Our Suppliers:

Zorba Delicacies Ltd. operates a supplier policy and maintains a preferred supplier list.  We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier.  This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offenses relating to modern slavery and on site audits which include a review of working conditions.  Our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.

In addition to the above, as part of our contract with suppliers, we require that they confirm to us that:

  • They have taken steps to eradicate modern slavery within their business
  • They hold their own suppliers to account over modern slavery
  • (For UK based suppliers) They pay their employees at least the national minimum wage / national living wage (as appropriate)
  • (For international suppliers) They pay their employees any prevailing minimum wage applicable within their country of operations
  • We may terminate the contract at any time should any instances of modern slavery come to light


We regularly conduct training for our HR & Supply Chain teams so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain.

Our Performance Indicators:

We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:

  • No reports are received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.

Statement approval:

Approved by the Site Director of Zorba Delicacies Limited on the 25th January 2021.