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NE70 7DT


Tel : 01668 213 568
Fax : 01668 213 609


Modern Slavery Act 2015



This statement is made in accordance to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Coastal Grains has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business.


Modern slavery includes slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Coastal Grains has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.


Our Business


Coastal Grains is a grain co-opertaive based in Belford, Northumberland and plays a major role in the storage and marketing of combinable crops in Northumberland and the Scottish Borders on behalf of its farmer members. We recognise that agriculture has been identified as a high risk industry for modern slavery and are committed to ensuring it is eradicated from our business and supply chain.


Supply Chain


Our supply chain includes the sourcing of raw material principally used in the food and drink industries and is typically a UK based.


Our Policies


We are committed to ensuring no modern slavery of any description occurs in our supply chains or any part of our business.


Our existing Equality Policy details how Coastal Grains is committed to encouraging equality and diversity among our workforce and eliminating unlawful discrimination. In addition our Whistleblowing Policy is designed to ensure any employees of Coastal Grains feel they can report any issues they believe are not in the interests of the company.


We prioritise the health and safety of all our staff and those who work with us and our current policies demonstrate our commitment in this area.


To ensure our suppliers also have a zero tolerance towards modern slavery a letter was sent out to our supplier base stating:


"Coastal Grains is committed to ensuring our business and supply chains are free from modern slavery and we exercise good recruitment practices."


We also outlined we expect our suppliers to comply with our values and ensure they have taken steps to establish a modern slavery free business and supply chain.


New suppliers receive a letter detailing our approach to modern slavery and setting out Coastal Grains expectations in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.




This statement goes to the board of directors for an annual review.




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