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Our COVID-19 RESPONSE
British Pepper & Spice is the UK’s leading manufacturer of herbs and spices for virtually all of the UK’s largest retail and wholesale distribution foodservice companies, as well as many of Europe’s major food manufacturers.
In these unprecedented times we have worked hard to produce the essential herbs, spices and seasonings that help to feed the nation, maintain the food supply chain and help millions of families around the UK to cope during the current restrictions.
As a business with a history dating back more than 300 years, we have drawn on our expertise, track record and skills to work closely with our customers to produce the food items that consumers need and to support the national effort at a critical time.
COVID-19 Management Strategy in place
We have done this following stringent safety protocols that protect our essential workers. The nature of our business has always called for us to impose the strictest hygiene and safety measures across all our sites and we have always had strong controls in place for managing this in production areas.
As soon as COVID-19 emerged as a threat to our colleagues, visitors and sites, we developed a COVID-19 Management Strategy based on specific COVID-19 risk assessments and implemented control measures above and beyond Government, Public Health and Industry guidance. We will continue to do that as the risks we face and the guidance available evolves.
Following the ‘Five Steps to Safer Working Together’ principles
We are aware that we have a duty to assess and manage the risks of COVID-19 and reduce that risk to the lowest reasonable practicable level, by taking preventative measures. We are compliant with the Government’s guidance on managing the risk of COVID-19 and we follow the Principles of the ‘Five Steps to Safer Working Together’. We have described this simply in a number of management controls for COVID-19; and more definitively in our COVID-19 Management System.
Our Management Controls
Our Management controls include:
We continue to work in collaboration with our Employee Forums and other Stakeholders to ensure our risk assessments and control measures are clearly and effectively communicated to colleagues across the business.
We are extremely proud of the work that our colleagues are doing to ensure we can continue to be an essential part of food supply to UK consumers during this difficult time. We thank all our colleagues for their hard work in supporting the national effort and we are constantly monitoring further steps we can take to protect their safety and wellbeing whilst performing essential duties to help the country at large.