Modern Slavery Statement

Organisation

This statement applies to Rude Health. The information included in the statement refers to the financial year 2021.

Organisational Structure

Rude Health Ltd consists of a one centralised London, Office with a subsidiary Self-managed Company in The Netherlands.Rude Health Foods purchases food which has been manufactured and packed into Rude Health branded packaging. The Company鈥檚 co-packers arebased within Europe, they manufacture and pack finished products on Rude Health鈥檚 behalf . These products are then purchased by Rude Health Foods Ltd and sold both Rude Health BV and to a global market.

Definitions

Rude Health considers that modern slavery encompasses: 路Human trafficking;
路Forced work, through mental or physical threat;
路Being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse of the threat of abuse;
路Being dehumanised, treated as a commodity or being bought or sold as property;
路Being physically constrained or to have restriction placed on freedom of movement

Commitment

Rude Health acknowledges its responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery and commits to complying with the provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Rude Health understands that this requires an ongoing review of both its internal practices in relation toits labour force and, additionally, its supply chains.
Rude Health does not enter into business with any other organisation, in the United Kingdom or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to involve itself in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
No labour provided to the Rude Health in the pursuance of the provision of its own services is obtained by means of slavery or human trafficking. Rude Health strictly adheres to the minimum standards required in relation to its responsibilities under relevant employment legislation in the United Kingdom and in The Netherlands.

Supply Chains

In order to fulfil its activities, the Rude Health鈥檚 main supply chains include those related to the supply of packed foods from various suppliers in both the United Kingdom and throughout Europe.

Potential Exposure

The Rude Health considers its main exposure to the risk of slavery and human trafficking to exists within its raw material procurement because they involve the provision of labour in a countries where protection against breaches of human rights may be limited.
In general, Rude Health considers its exposure to slavery/human trafficking to be limited Nonetheless it has taken steps to ensure that such practices do not take place in its business nor the business of any organisation that supplies goods and/or services to it.

Impact of COVID-19

During the reporting period covered by this statement, the COVID-19 pandemic had taken hold. For several months, the UK was placed into lockdown to stem the spread of COVID-19. This created several challenges for Rude Health as it did for others across the nation.
Rude Health concludes that the COVID-19 pandemic did not adjust the risk of modern slavery to a level above that which existed before the pandemic, which is as set out under 鈥楶OTENTIAL EXPOSURE鈥 above. The risk of modern slavery did not increase as our use of trusted suppliers remained constant throughout the pandemic.
During the pandemic, Rude Health鈥檚 employees still had access to the grievance procedure to raise any concerns that they may have had.
In line with emergency legislation passed by the Government, Rude Health employees have been paid Statutory Sick Pay during periods of self-isolation where it has not been possible to agree a temporary period of home working. Rude Health took the decision from the outset of the pandemic to ensure that all of the workforce who were required to self-isolate in accordance with public health guidelines continued to receive full pay during their absence.
Rude Health鈥檚 modern slavery risks were subject to the same monitoring procedures during the pandemic as at all other times.

Steps

Rude Health carries out due diligence processes in relation to ensuring slavery and/or human trafficking does not take place in its organisation or supply chains, including conducting a review of the controls of its suppliers.
Rude Health has not, to its knowledge, conducted any business with another organisation which has been found to have involved itself with modern slavery.
In accordance with section 54(4) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, Rude Health has taken the following steps to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place:
路Embedded a zero-tolerance policy towards modern slavery, communicated to suppliers.
路Put measures in place to identify and assess the potential risks in its supply chains;
路Undertaken impact assessments of its suppliers upon potential instances of slavery;

Policies

Rude Health has the following policies which further define its stance on modern slavery:
鈥thical policy
鈥upplier code of conduct
鈥ocial accountability and ethical trading policy

Training

Rude Health provides on the job to effectively implement its stance on modern slavery for those employees whose roles relate directly to prevent modern slavery in the supply chain.

Slavery Compliance Officer

Rude Health has a Slavery Compliance Officer, to whom all concerns regarding modern slavery should be addressed, and who will then undertake relevant action with regard to the Rude Health obligations in this regard.
This statement is made in pursuance of Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will be reviewed for each financial year.

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