Slavery Document


This statement sets out the approach taken by the Duggan Veterinary to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and the actions undertaken to mitigate any such risks during on a day to day continuation.

Organisation structure

Duggan Veterinary Ltd and DUGV Uk Ltd are one of the leading veterinary pharmaceutical providers in the ROI and the UK and provide products to over 5000 veterinary surgeries throughout the UK and ROI . Full details of all companies can be found in our company website. . The Duggan Veterinary group has its head office in the ROI and all of its trading premises are located in the ROI and the UK, engaging over 40 employees.

Our policies on slavery and human trafficking

Our commitment is to act ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains or in any part of the business. We have in place appropriate policies which are adhered to by the Group as a whole. Our target is always to ensure that there are no instances of modern slavery affecting the Group. Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking

Our initiatives to identify and mitigate risk:

  • Where possible, we have built long-standing relationships with suppliers and made clear our expectations of business behavior to them by issuing each with a detailed letter setting out our expectations in relation to the provisions of the Modern Slavery Act;
  • With regard to national or international supply chains, our point of contact is preferably with a UK/ROI company or branch and we expect these entities to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes which must be produced to us on request prior to contracting with us.
  • We expect each entity with a turnover of more than £10m in our supply chain to adopt a ‘one-up’ due diligence on the next link in the chain. It is not practical for us to have a direct relationship with all links in the chain.
  • We have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistleblowers which incorporates our policy on bribery and corruption.
  • We have resourced a robust Human Resources function with protocols in place to ensure that all our employees are paid properly in accordance with the terms of their written employment contracts. The department has clear policies on Rights to Work in the ROI & UK, salary review guidelines, and general HR policies appropriate for a company of our size.
  • We have appointed a senior manager to introduce and to monitor our Anti-Slavery Policy who is accountable to the Board.
  • We endeavor to monitor the effectiveness of the actions taken by the company in the preceding year in tackling any potential slavery and human trafficking within our supply chain.

Supplier adherence to our values

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values. The Board of Directors and senior managers are responsible for compliance in their respective regions and departments and for their supplier relationships in relation to the monitoring and enforcement of our internal policies and values.


To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we will provide training to relevant members of staff. Our above procedures will ensure that our zero tolerance to modern slavery is effective in ensuring it does not exist within the organisation. This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group’s Slavery and Human Trafficking statement for the current financial year. It was approved by the Board of Directors on 01 /January / 2021.

Donal Duggan - Chief Executive Officer 01 Janaury 2021