Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement
Pieroth Limited, pursuant to the Modern Slavery Act 2015, is required to publish a statement about the steps we have taken and will continue to take to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within our business or our supply chain.
Modern Slavery can take many forms including servitude, forced labour and human trafficking. These all have common element of depriving an individual of their liberty to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.Our Business
Pieroth is a leading UK based direct selling wine company. Our supply chain is sourced from the premium producers around the world, from a mix of developed and developing countries.Our PolicyPieroth Limited
: We have a zero tolerance approach to Slavery & Human Trafficking and have direct control over our commercial activities in the UK. We are happy to give a 100% assurance that every person directly employed within our business is done so legally. We only work with specified, reputable agencies to source labour and we run checks on new employees including eligibility to work in the UK to safeguard against human trafficking or any individual being forced to work against their will.Our Supply Chain
: We are reliant upon third party organisations in two key areas of our operations:
- Transportation of wines from source (normally outside the UK) to the UK, and onward delivery of these wines to our customer-base nationwide.
- Wine producing businesses across the world.
With these third party organisations, we have, or plan to have, systems and protocols in place to identify and mitigate risk. These include:
- Ensuring that all new suppliers adhere to our Code of Conduct which includes statements from them confirming that they abide by the Modern Slavery Act.
- Methodically working through our existing supply-base to:
- Identify and engage higher risk and higher volume suppliers to convey our Anti-Slavery policy to gain written assurance from them that they abide by our Code of Conduct. Our commitment is to have these undertakings in place by the end of 2017
- Work through the remaining suppliers, whether low risk or low volume, to ensure that by the end of 2018 all suppliers have been confirmed as confirming to our Code of Conduct.
- Protecting any whistleblowers internal or external to our company
- Putting in to place a rolling programme of review and spot-checking of all suppliers
We believe this policy is appropriate to our business.