MM Flowers makes an annual Modern Slavery Statement that openly details their commitments across their company to eradicate adverse social impacts and the ways in which they implement these commitments. This is done through detailing all information related to their business, supply chain, due diligence and monitoring, policies and practices as well as an assessment of the modern slavery risks within their own supply chain. It is with this transparency that MM Flowers ensures that they remain committed to responsible business conduct.
The Covid-19 pandemic has severely affected the flower sector especially in East Africa. This programme will help farms to keep running their day-to-day business, as many have been forced to cease operations. Farm workers will be better able to deal with the current pandemic and any other issues that may arise which allows retailers to have a sustainable and secure supply of flowers. This will all majorly contribute to the financial stability of both the workers and the business.
Because women have been the most severely affected, not only by this pandemic but also by the general adverse business practices, the programme uses a gender lens for all of the activities planned . Moreover, they focus on building resilience, not just for the workers’ short-term needs, but also safeguarding their livelihoods and wellbeing in the long run. This programme will also:
- Benefit 100,000 women and families.
- Reach 150,000 people with their awareness raising campaigns to spread key health information to communities.