Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the Financial Year 2017

Introduction

This statement is made pursuant to Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps taken by Tyrrells Potato Crisps Limited (“Tyrrells”) to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our supply chains or any part of our business.

Tyrrells is a manufacturer of hand-cooked English crisps and other snack foods including “posh corn” (flavoured popcorn) and vegetable crisps.

Our main manufacturing operation and head office is based in Leominster, Herefordshire.

We have an annual turnover in excess of £36m.

Our Business

Our business is organised into three main business units as follows:

  • Potato Crisp Manufacturing
  • Vegetable Crisp Manufacturing
  • Popcorn Manufacturing

Manufacture of products by Tyrrells takes place in the UK, Germany and Australia.

The major raw materials Tyrrells purchases are locally grown/sourced with the exception of sun flower oil purchased from Europe, popcorn & sweet potatoes grown in USA and the blended seasonings which are UK sourced but may contain ingredients from other identified countries.

Slavery and Human Trafficking

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.

Due Diligence

As part of our supplier prequalification process we require all of our suppliers to be members of SEDEX or equivalent certified bodies to ensure compliance with recognised ethical trading standards.

Our growers in UK and the rest of the world are accredited to Global Gap and in some cases BRC.

We operate an ethical trading policy and we are committed to ensuring that we act ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships. Our ethical trading policy confirms our commitment to opposing any form of forced or child labour (including human trafficking) in our supply chain or any aspect of our operations.

Wherever possible we build long term relationships with all our suppliers which enables a clear and deep understanding of our business values and what we expect from our suppliers.

Although we have an ethical trading policy in place which underpins our commitment to preventing modern slavery and human trafficking, we intend to undertake a review of our supplier terms and conditions and contractual arrangements to ensure that all our contracts support our ethical trading policy.

Training

Our UK based buying teams and other key relevant staff are trained in relation to our ethical sourcing policy and are fully aware of our obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Review

Our ethical trading policy is kept under review to ensure it remains relevant to our business and its approach.

Signed:

Malcolm Burns
Managing Director
Tyrrells Potato Crisps Limited