Modern Day Slavery Policy
Slavery is illegal and a violation of human rights. Slavery can occur in various forms including forced labour, child labour, exploitation, being controlled by an employer, debt bondage, being physically constrained, being sold or treated as a commodity and having restrictions on freedom of movement. These acts involve the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
Business and Structure
Brothers Drinks Co. Ltd is a UK-based drinks manufacturer operating primarily in the UK with approximately 280 employees.
We have a zero-tolerance approach to slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or those of our suppliers.
The prevention, detection and reporting of slavery in any part of our organisation or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for us. Employees are required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy. Employees are encouraged to raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of slavery in any part of our organisation or supply chains at the earliest possible stage. This policy does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment and we may amend it at any time.
We work in partnership with all our contractors, suppliers and other business partners to ensure that they share and work towards the same values we hold against slavery and human trafficking.
Awareness of this Policy
Modern Slavery awareness will be included in our induction programme for new employees. Existing employees have been made aware of this Policy through the staff board notices and their line managers.
The board of directors are responsible for this policy in line with the Modern Slavery Act 2015