Modern Slavery ACT Policy


Modern Slavery Act Policy

The Business
A.G. Axton & Sons (Wholesale Limited) (the “Company”) is a company registered in England and Wales. A.G. Axton & Sons (Wholesale Limited) are a wholesale distribution company who stock and supply products. The product range includes fresh produce and dairy. They are distributed across the South of the UK who include bistros, colleges, corporate hospitality specialists, hospitals, nursing homes, public houses and restaurants to schools and universities.

Zero Tolerance
The company recognize that Modern Slavery is a crime that can take many forms such as:
Forced and Compulsory Labour
Human Trafficking

The company has a zero-tolerance approach to Modern Slavery both within its’ own businesses and in its dealing with other organisations.

The Company is committed to working with its suppliers to build greater transparency within its supply chain. The Company itself commits to acting ethically and expects the same from its suppliers. As part of its contracting process the Company requires its supplier to commit and comply with all applicable laws and regulations including the Company’s policies. As and when required the Company conducts and appropriate level of diligence on its suppliers.The Company would address any failure by a supplier to meet the Company’s standards on a case by case basis.

Organisations that fail to meet the Company’s standard may jeopardise their ability to continue to supply the business and ultimately the Company may cease trading with such suppliers.

Within the Company
The Company has strict HR Policies and standards to enshrine compliance with legislation and fundamental right to work including; Freedom of association, Dignity at work. Prevention of discrimination throughout employment The Company’s policies and standards are readily available to its staff through the Company’s internal email and notice boards.

The Company actively encourages its employees to report any activity they believe to be unlawful and/or in breach of the Company policies and standards. All incidents can be reported to either a line manager or other senior member of the management team.

Responsibility and Review
The Company’s’ Board of Directors has ultimate responsibility for the implementation of the Company’s policies and procedures including those relating to ethical trading. The Company regularly reviews its policies and procedures with a view to ensuring transparency within its supply chains and that those whom the Company trades with are upholding the required legal and ethical standards.

Copyright © 2019 - A.G. Axton & Sons (Wholesale Limited). Registered in England. Company Registration No. 04631777