Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Le Pain Quotidien, Ltd. (company no. 05140197) with a registered office at 10 Lower Thames Street.  6th Floor, London EC3R 6EN (the 'Company') is a bakery and restaurant brand, with all trading outlets and its head office situated in the UK and Ireland.    As a business, our supply chain predominantly includes the sourcing of both raw and prepared ingredients, principally related to the provision of food and drink to the general public.   Through sourcing ingredients from within the UK, but also from across the globe, the business recognises that modern slavery is a crime that can take many forms including: forced and compulsory labour, servitude and human trafficking.  We all have a responsibility to be alert to the potential issues in both our own business and our wider supply chain.  The Company operates a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery within its own business and will not knowingly do business or support any other business that is involved with slavery or human trafficking.   Through our supply agreements, all of our suppliers are required to comply with all applicable laws, including the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

The Company is satisfied that, from its own due diligence, there is no evidence of any act of modern slavery or human trafficking within its own business.  Through our HR, payroll and labour monitoring policies, we are confident that our values of family and an honest and open atmosphere extended to all of our employees.  Our team members will be made aware of the risks of slavery and human trafficking and if any concerns are reported, management would be expected to act upon them.

Within our national and international supply chain, we recognise that imported goods from outside of the UK are potentially more at risk.  We commit ourselves to act ethically and are working with our suppliers to build greater transparency and ensure that each entity in the supply chain is adopting a “one up “due diligence on the next link in the chain.   We look to build strong relationships with a limited number of suppliers who operate to the same ethical standards and integrity as ourselves.  Where appropriate the Company will conduct its own due diligence on its suppliers and any failure to meet the Company’s standards may jeopardise their ability to continue to do business with the Company.

This statement is made in accordance with Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Company’s modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the fiscal year ended December 31, 2017.

It was approved by the Board of Directors of the Company on 14 December 2018 and signed on its behalf by Ignacio Houssay, Director.