This statement relates to the William Reed Group Ltd and its subsidiaries (“Group”).

The Group is engaged in the provision of market-leading business information for the food and drink, hospitality, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics industry sectors. It has offices in the U.K, France, the United States and Singapore.

In view of the nature of the Group’s business we do not consider that our activities or the countries in which we operate present a high risk in relation to modern slavery or human trafficking. We are, nonetheless, committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our business or our supply chains.

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy

This policy sets out the steps we have put in place in order to achieve this.  It affirms our intention to act ethically in our business relationships at all times.

We encourage all of our employees, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to our direct activities or our supply chains. All employees have a duty to be alert to risks, however small.  Staff are expected promptly to report any potential or suspected modern slavery or human trafficking and management is required to act promptly upon such reports.

The Group’s HR Director is responsible for the Group’s anti-slavery and other human rights initiatives. In particular:

  •  creating and reviewing policies by considering industry best practice and adapting it to the requirements of the Group;
  •  initiating risk assessments if considered appropriate; and
  •  undertaking due diligence should circumstances give rise to potential or suspected instances of modern slavery and human trafficking.

 We require our employees and those in our business and supply chains to be aware of this policy.