Modern Slavery Statement

 

Introduction: At Chefiesta, we are committed to upholding human rights and ethical business practices. We recognize the importance of combatting modern slavery and human trafficking in all aspects of our operations, including our supply chains. This statement outlines our approach to addressing these issues and our actions taken to prevent and mitigate risks.

  1. Organizational Structure and Business Operations: Chefiesta operates as a food service company, specializing in catering services for events and functions. Our operations involve the sourcing of ingredients, procurement of goods, and provision of services. We recognize the potential risks of modern slavery and human trafficking within our supply chains, including but not limited to agriculture, manufacturing, and transportation sectors.
  2. Policies: We have developed comprehensive policies that demonstrate our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking. These policies are embedded within our company culture and communicated to all employees, suppliers, and business partners. Our policies emphasize compliance with relevant laws and international standards, as well as ethical sourcing practices.
  3. Due Diligence Processes: Chefiesta conducts thorough due diligence processes to identify and assess risks of modern slavery and human trafficking within our business and supply chains. This includes evaluating the practices of our suppliers, conducting site visits, and engaging with stakeholders to ensure compliance with our standards.
  4. Risk Assessment and Management: We have identified areas within our business and supply chains where there is a potential risk of slavery and human trafficking taking place. These include countries or regions with weak labor laws, subcontracting arrangements, and high-risk industries. To manage these risks, we have implemented measures such as supplier screening, contractual obligations, and regular audits.
  5. Effectiveness and Performance Indicators: Chefiesta is committed to continuously improving our efforts to combat modern slavery and human trafficking. We regularly monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of our initiatives, using performance indicators such as supplier compliance rates, incident reporting, and feedback from stakeholders. We are dedicated to ensuring that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in our business or supply chains.
  6. Staff Training and Capacity Building: We provide training and capacity building programs to educate our staff about the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking, as well as their role in prevention and detection. This includes awareness sessions, training modules, and resources to empower employees to identify and report any concerns.

Explanation: This modern slavery statement provides a comprehensive overview of Chefiesta’s commitment to addressing modern slavery and human trafficking. While we strive to include all relevant information, certain details may not be disclosed due to confidentiality agreements with specific suppliers or ongoing investigations. However, we assure you that we are actively working to address any gaps and enhance transparency in our operations.

Conclusion: Chefiesta remains steadfast in our commitment to upholding human rights and ethical business practices. We will continue to collaborate with stakeholders, strengthen our policies and procedures, and monitor our supply chains to ensure that slavery and human trafficking have no place in our business operations.

Chukwudi Ononye

CEO