Modern Slavery Statement
Introduction into Off Piste Wines
Founded in 2007, Off-Piste Wines Ltd is an importer and distributor of wine and spirits, selling to the multiple retail and convenience sector in the UK and internationally. Our products are supplied by companies based in wine producing regions around the world.
The Company is committed to the steps we have taken to combat slavery and human trafficking and we are committed to constantly reviewing and improving our practices to ensure it is not taking place in its supply chains.
The company expects the same high standards from all its suppliers, contractors and other business partners and, as part of its contracting processes, it includes specific prohibitions against the use of modern slavery, and expects that its suppliers will in turn hold their own suppliers to the same standards.
Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking
Our recruitment and supplier base reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in 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 labour supply chains.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we monitor ethical standards across the business on a regular basis both internally and via external third-party audits.
Off-Piste Wines endeavor to establish a relationship of trust and integrity with all of our suppliers which are built on mutually beneficial factors. Our supplier selection includes, but is not restricted to, due diligence on the supplier’s reputation, respect for the law and compliance with Health and Safety Prior to supply as well as Environmental factors.
Off-Piste Wines are B member of SEDEX and we use third party suppliers who are also SEDEX registered and are subject to unannounced Ethical audits as well as individual customer audits. SEDEX reports are published and made available to view.
Should slavery, and more concerning child slavery, be found in our businesses or supply chain, we are committed to adopting industry best practice to make sure we do the right thing for any young or vulnerable person we find.
Off-Piste Wines are committed to continually reviewing our processes to ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business or supply chain, by keeping up to date via retailer webinars/alerts as well as Government information.
The Company aims to encourage openness and to support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken. The Company is committed to ensuring no one suffers any detrimental treatment or victimisation as a result of reporting in good faith, their suspicion that modern slavery is or may be taking place in any of its businesses or supply chains.
Concerns should be raised directly to the Managing Director, or in their absence to a Senior Manager. Concerns will be investigated and if necessary, reported to the authorities for immediate action. Safety and confidentiality of any individuals is paramount and measures will be taken to protect vulnerable persons.
Breach of the Policy
Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, up to and including summary dismissal for gross misconduct.
The Company may terminate its commercial relationship with suppliers, contractors and other business partners if they breach this policy and / or are found to have been involved in modern slavery.
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 financial year ending 31st January 2020.