Resources & Policies

Covid-19 Key Risks and Controls

Keeping our customers, colleagues and wider stakeholders safe has been our priority since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.  We’ve carried out detailed risk assessments at each of our sites and put group-wide and site-specific procedures in place to mitigate any risks identified. The document below provides a high-level overview of our Group-wide key risks and control measures.

Download: Bettys & Taylors Covid-19 Risk Assessment

Modern Slavery Statement

Globally it’s estimated that at least 21 million people are living in modern slavery today. The 2015 Modern Slavery Act requires 13,000 UK businesses to report annually on the steps they’ve taken to understand and minimise the risk of modern slavery in their operations and supply chains. It’s recognised that supply chains can be hugely complex and modern slavery hard to detect. However over time, by building more transparent supply chains and by working collaboratively, it’s hoped that businesses will play a significant role in reducing modern slavery globally.

Our business is committed to working to prevent slavery and human trafficking. Our 2020 statement explains the steps we’ve taken to identify and mitigate risks of modern slavery within our operations and supply chain during our financial year running from 1st November 2019 to 31st October 2020.

Download: 2020 Modern Slavery Statement

Download: 2019 Modern Slavery Statement

Download: 2018 Modern Slavery Statement

Download: 2017 Modern Slavery Statement

Download: 2016 Modern Slavery Statement

Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy

Our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy sets out our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and our commitment to implementing and enforcing effective systems to build transparency across our supply chains and identify, mitigate and address modern slavery issues.

Download: Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking Policy

Ethical Trade and Human Rights Policy

Our Ethical Trade and Human Rights Policy sets out the ethical standards we expect to be in place throughout our supply chain in order to protect human rights. It’s part of a broad suite of policies that ensure we treat all our stakeholders in line with our values. Please note: this policy is currently under review.

Download: Ethical Trade and Human Rights Policy

Code of Conduct – Standards for Sustainable Supply

Our Code of Conduct sets out the minimum acceptable standards we expect from our suppliers, including labour and human rights, environmental sustainability, ethics, traceability and whistleblowing. We take a risk-based approach to accessing compliance with our Code of Conduct, using measures such as Self-Assessment Questionnaires, visits and audits. Where gaps are identified, we work with suppliers to implement corrective action plans.

Download: Code of Conduct – Standards for Sustainable Supply


Gender Pay Report

Our family business is committed to being an employer of choice, with a guiding principle of an equitable, egalitarian and inclusive approach to reward. We’re committed to equal pay and welcome the introduction of gender pay reporting to encourage businesses to review and develop their processes for ensuring equality.

At Bettys & Taylors we employ approximately 1,500 people in a diverse range of roles covering retail, catering, craft baking, manufacturing and support functions. Our 2020 Gender Pay Report is based on a snapshot of data taken on April 2020.  It explains more about Gender Pay terminology and shares our data and what’s behind it.

Download: 2020 Gender Pay Report

Download: 2019 Gender Pay Report

Download: 2018 Gender Pay Report

Download: 2017 Gender Pay Report


Section 172 Statement

Section 172 of the Companies Act 2006 sets out a number of general duties that directors owe to a company. These include a duty requiring directors to act in a way in which they consider the needs of its stakeholders as a whole.

Download: 2020 Section 172 Statement

Speak Out Policy and Procedure

We’re committed to high standards and a responsible approach to business, guided by our values. We encourage our staff to speak out if they have an issue and take allegations seriously. Though principally aimed at our employees and workers, our Speak Out Policy and Procedure can also be used by shareholders and Family members, as well as suppliers, business partners and others, to report any concerns about our business practice or conduct.

Download: Speak Out Policy and Procedure