This statement sets out International Beverage Holding (UK) and its subsidiary Inver House Distillers Ltd actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains. This statement relates to actions and activities for the financial year ending 30th September 2019.
As part of the Global drinks industry, the organisation recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking.
The organisation is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
Organisational structure and supply chains
This statement covers the activities of International Beverage Holdings (UK) and Inver House Distillers Ltd.
Inver House Distillers Ltd is the Scotch Whisky subsidiary of International Beverage Holdings (UK). The organisation's Head Office is based in Airdrie, Scotland and also has 5 distilleries based in the north of Scotland.
From review of our business and its supply chains in regards to modern slavery, we believe that International Beverage Holding (UK) and Inver House Distillers Ltd is at low risk. Most of the organisation's suppliers are based within the UK and those that are not we monitor on the Global Slavery Index. However, removing the risk of modern slavery entirely from the supply chain presents many organisations challenges. This statement will demonstrate how the organisation manages these risks and ensure that our supply chain comply with all modern slavery laws.
Our business operates the following policies that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations.
International Beverage Holding (UK) and Inver House Distillers Ltd undertake due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers. Our business requires suppliers to complete an ethical questionnaire to evaluate the modern slavery risks of each supplier and potential new suppliers. This ethical questionnaire will be completed by suppliers as part of our Supplier Audit process which includes onsite audits to ensure suppliers are compliant.
International Beverage Holding (UK) and Inver House Distillers Ltd will only work with suppliers who commit to a zero tolerance on slavery and human trafficking.
Formal Modern Slavery training is provided to all employees within our Management team, Procurement and Human Capital departments. This training is completed as part of our new employee induction programme.
Within the Company's intranet the following information is available for employees to raise awareness of modern slavery issues:
Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps the organisation has taken to manage the risks of modern slavery in our supply chains, we intend to take the following further steps to prevent these risks:
This statement has been approved by the organisation's board of directors who will review and update it annually.
Next review date September 2019