At Stara Foods BV we are committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct and promoting human rights throughout our operations and supply chains. As part of our dedication to social responsibility, we have developed this Anti-Slavery Policy to ensure that our food import/export company remains free from any form of slavery, human trafficking, or forced labour. This policy applies to all employees, contractors, suppliers, and business partners associated with our company.
1. Prohibition of Slavery and Forced Labour
- We strictly prohibit the use of slavery, human trafficking, and forced labour in any aspect of our operations, including the sourcing, production, packaging, transportation, and distribution of our food products.
- All employees, contractors, and suppliers must adhere to applicable laws and regulations related to human trafficking and forced labor in the jurisdictions where they operate.
- We expect all employees, contractors, and suppliers to treat workers with dignity and respect and provide them with fair and safe working conditions.
Supply Chain Due Diligence
- We conduct thorough due diligence on our suppliers and business partners to ensure that they share our commitment to eradicating slavery and forced labor.
- We assess the risk of slavery and human trafficking within our supply chains and take appropriate actions to address any identified risks.
- We seek to establish long-term relationships with suppliers and business partners who demonstrate a proactive commitment to human rights and responsible business practices.
Supplier Code of Conduct
- We expect all our suppliers and business partners to comply with our Supplier Code of Conduct, which explicitly prohibits slavery, human trafficking, and forced labour.
- Our Supplier Code of Conduct includes provisions related to labour practices, fair wages, working hours, health and safety, and the right to freedom of association.
- We communicate our expectations to suppliers and business partners and provide support and guidance to help them meet our standards.
Training and Awareness
- We provide regular training and awareness programs to all employees, contractors, and suppliers to ensure they understand the risks associated with slavery and forced labour and how to identify and address them.
- We encourage employees, contractors, and suppliers to report any concerns or suspected instances of slavery or forced labor promptly and provide a confidential and accessible reporting mechanism.
Compliance and Continuous Improvement
- We commit to complying with all relevant laws and regulations regarding slavery and human trafficking in all jurisdictions where we operate.
- We regularly review and evaluate our policies, procedures, and supply chain practices to identify opportunities for improvement and strengthen our efforts to combat slavery and forced labour.
- We engage in collaborative initiatives and partnerships with industry associations, non-governmental organizations, and other stakeholders to share best practices and collectively address the issue of modern slavery.
- We prohibit retaliation against any individual who reports concerns or suspected instances of slavery, human trafficking, or forced labour.
- We ensure that all reports are treated confidentially, and appropriate actions are taken to investigate and address the reported issues.
Communication and Transparency
- We communicate our commitment to combating slavery and forced labour through internal and external channels, corporate communications, and public statements.
- We provide regular updates on our progress in implementing this Anti-Slavery Policy and our efforts to address modern slavery risks within our supply chains.
This Anti-Slavery Policy serves as a framework for our commitment to eradicating slavery and forced labour from our operations and supply chains. We hold ourselves and our partners accountable for upholding these principles, and we continuously strive to improve our practices to ensure a world free from human rights abuses.