This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that the Chesterfield Poultry Ltd (the Company) has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our businesses or supply chains.

The Company recognises that some of the sectors in which its clients operate maybe more susceptible to human trafficking and slavery than others.  Nevertheless, the Company is committed to ensuring and driving high standards across all of its supply chains, irrespective of sector.  We believe that, in conjunction with the policies implemented that we can drive out any features of human trafficking and slavery from our supply chains.

The Company places overriding importance on working only with suppliers who place equal importance on their obligations towards eliminating modern slavery that Chesterfield Poultry does.  The company will not work with any organisation that is unable to demonstrate an equal commitment to this subject, irrespective of any statutory obligation to do so.

The Company has a modern slavery policy and educates its employees on factors which could indicate that a worker may be subject to undue influence.  Employees are actively encouraged to report any suspicious activity or circumstances to the Modern Slavery Helpline on 0800 0121 700.

In all cases the Company must verify a worker’s right to work in the United Kingdom before we can offer employment.

Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. The Company 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.

The board of directors of Chesterfield Poultry believe that driving out slavery in any form from its supply chains is fundamental and central to the aims and values of Chesterfield Poultry.  Accordingly, the Company board of directors has approved this statement and reviewed the Anti-Slavery Policy.

Our Business

Chesterfield Poultry Ltd is a privately-owned poultry processing business providing safe food processing that presents an intelligent sustainable, bio-secure and leading animal welfare solution. The company sells UK-based products plus imports products from EU area, plus a smaller element from traders throughout the world.

Our high risks areas

Our key internal risk is the employment of staff where we recruit through reputable Agencies on a temporary basis. We ensure the agencies are meeting their obligations to paying the staff under our charge the appropriate rate.

In addition, we ensure that our suppliers have met the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act by conducting our own audits and requiring declaration from the supplier on compliance. Our primary high risk is our suppliers from outside the UK but we apply the same requirement to our whole supply chain.

Our policies

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

  • dialogsAnti-slavery Policy. This policy sets out the organisation’s stance on modern slavery and explains how employees can identify any instances of this and where they can go for help.
  • dialogsRecruitment Policy. The company operates 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.
  • dialogsWhistleblowing Policy. The company operates 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.
  • dialogsAnti-money Laundering Policy. This policy measures to prevent the Company and its officers being exposed to money laundering, to identify areas in which money laundering may occur and to comply with legal and regulatory requirements.
  • dialogsCorporate Responsibility 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 & customer

The Company operates a new supplier policy as well as customer policy; and maintains a preferred supplier & customer list. We conduct due diligence on all external parties before allowing them to become a trading partner. This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offences relating to modern slavery and on-site audits where appropriate which include a review of working conditions. Our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and customer 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:

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


The company is currently organising training for all relevant management teams to ensure they understand the signs of modern slavery; and also conducting training for our procurement/buying/Sale 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. We keep fully abreast with the work of the GLAA (Gang master’s and Labour Abuse Authority) who are responsible for the licensing of labour providers within the food and agricultural sectors in the UK. Anti-money laundering training has been shared with all officers in line with HMRC guidance.

Our performance indicators

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

  • dialogsNo reports are received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.

Approval for this statement

Approved on behalf of the Board

  • dialogsName: Kamran Ahmed – Company Director
  • dialogsDate: 30/08/2023