that you provide through the use of this website.
Grupo Bimbo UK Ltd is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
Grupo Bimbo UK Ltd may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 19 October 2015.
WHAT WE COLLECT
We may collect the following information: Name, contact, information, including email address, other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers
WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better
service, and in particular for the following reasons:
We use the information for internal record keeping as well as to improve our products and services.
We may periodically send promotional emails about new products, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.
Where we deal with you on a financial basis, we will supply your personal information to credit reference agencies (CRAs) and they will give us information about you, such as about your financial history. We do this to assess creditworthiness and product suitability, check your identity, manage your account, trace and recover debts and prevent criminal activity. We will also continue to exchange information about you with CRAs on an ongoing basis, including about your settled accounts and any debts not fully repaid on time. CRAs will share your information with other organisations. The identities of the CRAs, and the ways in which they use and share personal information, are explained in more detail at http://www.experian.co.uk/crain/index.html
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.
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LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.
CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.
If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by contacting us via the contact us page on this website or by writing to us at the address below. You may also use these contact methods to request details of personal information we hold about you under the data protection act, 1998.
GRUPO BIMBO UK LTD
SWINTON MEADOWS INDUSTRIAL ESTATE
Grupo Bimbo UK Ltd is a leading manufacturer of bagels and continental goods across the UK, and takes great pride in our brand and our image. Our company must pay corporation tax on profits made by business after deducting the relevant expenses and reliefs in each country that we operate. Grupo Bimbo UK Ltd strives to pay the correct tax within the set deadlines on the profits we make. Grupo Bimbo UK Ltd adopts a tax strategy to focus on the following principles:
- Relationships with all parties
- Governance & Accountability
- Managing Risk
Grupo Bimbo UK Ltd is dedicated to comply with all applicable tax regulations and has assembled this document, which is approved by the Board of Grupo Bimbo UK Ltd, to set out the policy and approach to conducting its tax affairs and dealing with tax risk. The document will be periodically reviewed, and any amendments will be approved by the Board of Directors.
The strategy is publicly available on the company's website in order to allow external stakeholders to understand the company’s approach to tax.
Group Tax Policy
Grupo Bimbo UK Ltd is part of a larger group, Grupo Bimbo S.A.B. de C.V., a company registered in Mexico. The global approach to tax is crucial to support the strategies aligned across every country and business unit. As the parent, Grupo Bimbo are passionate about ensuring clear understanding when it comes to taxation and ensuring clear lines of responsibility and accountability. There is alignment of the strategy with Grupo Bimbo’s overall approach to corporate governance and risk management.
Grupo Bimbo is subject to taxes in all the countries that it operates and has a low risk approach when it comes to managing tax risk. Although Grupo Bimbo and its subsidiaries, will take steps to claim tax reliefs and incentives in the most efficient way, New York Bakery liaises with external auditors to ensure the company adheres to all regulations, and liaises monthly with the corporate tax team to ensure the whole entity is aligned behind the forward-thinking strategy.
Grupo Bimbo UK Ltd is committed to adhering to all of the rules, regulations and disclosure requirements for every country they operate in.
Grupo Bimbo UK Ltd as the sole entity and Grupo Bimbo as the parent have policies and controls in place to ensure the integrity of the tax calculations, filings and other legal requirements.
New York Bakery Co Ltd are fully behind the methodology of transparency, and are transparent when it comes to the approach and impact on the business.
- Relationships with all parties
We achieve to obtain a professional and respectful relationship with all parties involved with our tax position to ensure we continue to build on our strong brand and corporate image.
- Governance & Accountability
Both Grupo Bimbo and Grupo Bimbo UK Ltd have a strict governance facility to ensure that responsibilities and accountability for both local and group tax are clearly defined. We offer regular training and opportunities for individuals to ensure the standard of affairs are beyond and above the legal requirements.
Grupo Bimbo UK Ltd do have a formal matrix that determines the delegation of authority. This is the same throughout the Grupo Bimbo group of companies.
- Managing Risk
Professional care, judgement and diligence must be adopted when it comes to assessing tax risks to ensure they are managed in an efficient manner. Where there is any uncertainty, risks and conclusions may be taken from third party advisors to support the decision making process.
Tax incentives are government enticements to encourage a business to act and perform in a certain way in exchange for a reduced tax liability. As an example, HMRC provide tax incentives when it comes to environmental purchases to encourage organisations to make business decisions to support sustainability and the environment.
Grupo Bimbo UK Ltd will seek to utilise tax incentives where necessary when they are aligned to the local and global business model.
Grupo Bimbo UK Ltd are fully supportive of the concept to carry out both internal and external audits to ensure the standard across tax activities are maintained at a world class standard. Any audit and tax queries are handled by the local finance teams and are handled in a timely and professional manner.
All tax audits are subject for review and risk assessment to allow for the correct input and action plans and to ensure the business continues to progress forward in the aim to become a world class organisation.
ANTI SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT
Grupo Bimbo UK Ltd is committed to upholding high standards of responsible behaviour in its own operations and strongly encourages a similar commitment amongst its business partners. We recognise that the circumstances in which we and our service providers operate around the world are constantly changing, and because of this we periodically review our various policies to ensure that its content and implementation remain effective. We aspire to work alongside our business partners to make progress in this important area of corporate responsibility.
Grupo Bimbo UK Ltd is the UK trading entity of the global Grupo Bimbo business. NYB Co employs over 500 people across our three manufacturing sites in Rotherham, Maidstone, Welwyn and our London head office.
Grupo Bimbo UK Ltd is the largest scale manufacturer of authentic bagels. Across all sites we produce almost 200 product variations. Our products are sold in a range of countries including the UK, Ireland, Spain, France and Germany.
Our Supply Chain
We want to ensure that the companies from which we purchase products and services are operating in an ethical and responsible manner.
We are also a member of SEDEX, a not-for-profit organization dedicated to driving ethical and responsible business practices in global supply chains. As the largest collaborative platform for sharing ethical supply chain data, SEDEX is an innovative and effective management solution that will help our company reduce risk, protect our reputation and improve our supply chain practice.
Our Relevant Policies
We are committed to ensuring that the success of our business is built upon a foundation of responsible business practices, policies and commitments and we recognise the overarching responsibility of the business community in respecting and protecting individuals’ fundamental rights.
As part of a global business we are a signatory to the United Nations Global Compact and work with all facets of our business to ensure that we meet international standards of responsible business conduct, including, the Universal Declaration on Human Rights and the International Labor Organization’s Declaration on the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work. In keeping with this commitment, a number of our policies reflect our pledge to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains. Such policies include:
Responsible Sourcing Code
Human Rights Policy
Code of Business Conduct
All Grupo Bimbo UK Ltd employees are provided with training and guidance to support their understanding of the type of behaviour that our company demands of its individuals. In particular, our employees are required to undertake yearly training on the Code of Business Conduct to ensure they are aware of the continued need for high levels of corporate responsibility in their day to day roles. All of our Codes are reviewed on a regular basis to ensure that they are comprehensive, robust and tailored to meet the unique challenges that our business faces.
Employees are actively encouraged to raise and report any issues of concern, either with their line manager, the HR team, through the annual Employee Engagement Survey or anonymously through our whistleblowing hotline.
Supplier Adherence to our Codes
We have a zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values and Codes, we have in place a rigorous due diligence programme which all potential suppliers are required to comply with before during and after the tendering process. All potential suppliers are made aware of our Codes at the outset of any business relationship and are required to comply with such Codes as if they were their own.
Our procurement team lead periodic reviews into supplier performance and adherence to our values and Codes to ensure that all suppliers are upholding high levels of ethical conduct and practices.
Grupo Bimbo UK Ltd does not have designated key performance indicators against slavery and human trafficking specifically. However we assess the compliance of our business functions by implementing due-diligence mechanisms, including right to work statements and auditing protocols, as appropriate.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.
GENDER PAY GAP REPORT
As part of Grupo Bimbo, the world’s largest bakery company based in Mexico City, Grupo Bimbo UK Ltd operates three manufacturing sites in the UK and has its HQ in Heathrow, London. We manufacture baked goods for the UK retail and out of home markets, and export products to a number of countries.
We directly employ around 550 associates in the UK. We are therefore required to publish data in respect of the new statutory provisions on Gender Pay Gap reporting.
Our report shows that we have a mean pay gap of 9% and a median pay gap of 17%.
As an employer we ensure that pay for men and women is equal where they are carrying out the same or similar roles.
The pay gap identified in this report is wholly attributable the fact that we have disproportionately higher numbers of men in our more senior roles and we are now working hard to address this. This imbalance also explains the difference in the bonus payments where higher payments are made to those in more senior positions and having a majority of males in the more senior levels exacerbates this issue.
The male / female split in our quartile figures is broadly aligned with the proportion of men and women in each of those groups.
Grupo Bimbo UK Ltd is satisfied that there is no gender bias in the pay of males and females where our associates perform the same roles.
We are committed to the principles of Diversity and Inclusion and will continue to review our recruitment policies for the more senior roles are aligned with best practice for attracting and retaining our female talent pool.
Director of Human Relations