Cambridge Weight Plan is committed to developing processes designed to detect and eradicate hidden labour exploitation.
Hidden labour exploitation is exploitation of job applicants and workers by third party individuals or gangs other than the employer or labour provider including rogue individuals working within these businesses but without the knowledge of management. It includes forced labour and human trafficking for labour exploitation; payment for work-finding services and work-related exploitation such as forced use of accommodation. It is understood that it is often well hidden by the perpetrators with victims, if they perceive of themselves as such, reluctant to come forward.
Cambridge Weight Plan Ltd manufactures Cambridge Weight Plan products at our site located in Corby, Northants. We operate from our site at Weldon North Industrial Estate and currently employ 213 staff.
Cambridge Weight Plan manufactures all sachets, bars and tubs in-house, whilst the ‘Ready to Drink’ range and ‘Eat Easy’ meals are manufactured by third party partners in Europe.
In the UK and Germany the Company sells and markets the Cambridge Weight Plan brand through Independent Cambridge Consultants.
Around the world Cambridge Weight Plan is sold through an extensive independent distributor network.
Together we will make a difference by transforming more people’s lives through the development, manufacture and supply of effective weight management products and programmes.
Cross Functional Working Group
A cross functional working group is in place which will assess and respond to the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We have an ongoing programme to review our response to the risk imposed by slavery and human trafficking and our existing policies and practices will be reviewed and updated as required.
The focus for the 2017/18 Financial Year.
1. Supply Chain:
Continue to monitor and compare supplier best practice as part of our supply chain performance reviews, to enable us to strengthen and develop partnerships with companies who share and promote the same ethical and moral codes of conduct established within Cambridge Weight Plan.
Continue to raise awareness amongst our independent International Distributors of our commitment to UK Anti-Slavery legislation and include reference to this when distributor agreements are renewed or begun.
Develop and implement training for all supervisors to ensure the signs of hidden labour exploitation are identified and actioned.
Continue to audit agency worker providers due diligence checks against Gang Licencing Agency requirements.
Our Response to Tackling Modern Slavery
Cambridge Weight Plan is opposed to all forms of human trafficking and slavery and undertakes all reasonable and practical steps to ensure that our standards are implemented throughout the business and with our suppliers, adhering to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
This Statement will be updated annually, laying out the steps we will be taking to tackling modern slavery and preventing exploitation within our supply chain.
This statement has been approved by the CWP board of Directors on 28th March 2017.