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The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It is designed to combat modern slavery in the UK and consolidates previous offences relating to trafficking and slavery and covers the activities of Slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking.
Modern slavery is a complex and multi-faceted crime and tackling it requires everyone to play a part. Appellations opposes modern slavery in all its forms. We are committed to preventing exploitation and human trafficking and to protecting our workforce through the implementation of effective systems for transparency in all our business dealings within our company and throughout our supply chain.
This policy applies to all people working for Appellations or on our behalf of our company in any capacity. We also understand the need to provide regular training to raise awareness of modern slavery within our business.
Our commitment is to conduct robust checks on any new employee including eligibility to work in the UK to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
As part of our commitment to combating modern slavery, we are implementing an Anti-Slavery Policy by communicating and addressing the issue to all parties in our supply chain.
Appellations Ltd is a fine wine merchant, providing wines from the best regions of the world. Established in 2010, we have an office in London.
Our principal business activities comprise:
We recognise that our supply chain is our biggest risk area for exposure to modern slavery.
As part of our initiatives to identify and mitigate risk, we understand that our commitment requires an ongoing review of our business relationships and following procedures
We pledge to refrain from conducting business with any individual or organisation that is found to engage in or support any form of modern slavery.
Appellations does not and will not knowingly support or deal with any business involved in slavery or human trafficking. We are in the constant process of reviewing procedures to complete due diligence on our suppliers, where practicable, to satisfy ourselves that we are trading with a reputable organisation.
Appellations expects all those in its supply chain to be opposed to slavery and human trafficking.
This statement is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Appellations slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year commencing 2021 and ending 2022 and wasapproved by the Board of Directors on 31st May 2021.