For the Period Ending 30 September 2020
This Statement is made pursuant to the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) which was introduced by the UK government and received Royal Assent on 26 March 2015. It sets out the steps that the Kynetec group of companies as set out in the attached list (collectively known as “Kynetec”) has taken during the previous financial year ending 30 September 2020 to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not operated within either its own business or its supply chains. Modern slavery can occur in various forms including servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking; it can affect children and adults. Kynetec has zero tolerance for such activities.
Kynetec is a global leader in market research for animal health and agriculture. Kynetec helps companies around the world understand the dynamics of their marketplace, turning research into business opportunities and enabling clients to create winning strategies. Kynetec has offices, contacts and partner ventures located in over 30 countries worldwide. Kynetec is committed to respecting and upholding the human rights of our employees and other individuals that we interact with directly or indirectly. We have taken a number of steps and have procedures in place that contribute to ensuring that modern slavery does not occur in our business or supply chains.
- Employment - robust recruitment processes in line with relevant employment laws, including “right to work” document checks, contracts of employment, market-related pay and rewards reviewed annually, and well-being activities and initiatives to support our employees’ physical and mental well-being.
- Policies and controls - all Kynetec employees are subject to a Code of Conduct which details policies such as Diversity and Equal Opportunity, Anti-Bribery and Corruption, Health and Safety etc.
- Supply Chain - we expect our suppliers to comply with the Act and to ensure that their businesses are conducted in an ethical and slavery free manner.
- Employees - we have enabled our employees to understand more about this growing issue by developing and sharing resources and by guiding them on how to report any suspicions by introducing an internal whistleblowing procedure to enable anyone who has concerns to raise them in a confidential way, without the fear of any negative consequences.
Kynetec recognises the importance of, and is committed to continuing, constant vigilance to identify and address any impacts associated with slavery and human trafficking.
This Group Statement has been approved by the respective Board of Directors of all companies in the Kynetec group and is signed on their behalf by:
Daniel Wirth, Chief Executive Officer
*KYNETEC GROUP OF COMPANIES(including Kleffmann Group companies from November 2019)
UK – Kynetec UK Topco Ltd, Kynetec Intermediate I UK Ltd, Kynetec Intermediate II UK Ltd, Kynetec Bidco UK Ltd, Project Farm Topco Ltd, Project Farm Midco Ltd, Project Farm Bidco 2016 Ltd, Project Farm Bidco Ltd, Project Farm Acquisitions Ltd, Kynetec Europe Ltd, Kynetec UK Ltd
Argentina – ArgKynetec SAS; Kleffmann & Partner SRL
Australia – Kynetec Australia PTY Ltd; Kleffmann Australia PTY Ltd
Belgium – Kynetec Belgium NV
Brazil – Kynetec Brasil Ltda; Kleffmann Soluções Tecnológica s para o Agronegocio Ltda; Kynetec Insights Assessoria Mercadolόgica Ltda
Bulgaria – Kleffmann i Partner Bulgaria EOOD
Canada – Kynetec Canada Inc
China – Kynetec (Beijing) Co. Ltd
Czech Republic – Kynetec Czech s.r.o.
France – Kynetec France SAS
Germany – Kynetec Germany GmbH, Kleffmann GmbH
Guernsey – Kynetec Group Ltd
Hungary – Kleffmann & Partner Piackutató, Szolgáltató Korlátolt Felelősségű Társaság
India – Kynetec Data Services Private Ltd
Kazakhstan – Kleffmann Eurasia TOO
Malaysia – Kynetec Malaysia SDN BHD
Mexico – AgroKynetec Mexico, S. de R.L. de C.V.
Poland – Kynetec Poland Spółka Z Ograniczoną Odpowiedzialnością
Romainia – Kleffmann & Partner SRL
Russia – OOO Kleffmann Group
Serbia – Kleffmann D.O.O.
Spain – Kynetec Insights Spain SL
Turkey – Kleffmann Group Pazar Araştirmalari Limited Şrketi
Ukraine – Kleffmann Group Ukraine LL.C.
USA – Kynetec USA Inc; Kleffmann North America Inc.
We also have branch offices of Project Farm Bidco Ltd in Italy, Switzerland and Turkey.