This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It constitutes Global Brands Limited’s (‘GBL’s’) slavery and human trafficking statement. Of GBL’s wholly-owned subsidiaries, this statement covers the activities of all our companies or associated companies that provide goods and services within the UK.
Global Brands is the leading independent drinks brand development business, which owns, markets, and distributes an enviable collection of products across the RTD, spirits, premium soft drinks and craft mixers, and beer categories. Founded in 1997, our company continues to develop and diversify our offering. Our 15 brands are sold in 55 countries worldwide. We have the ambition to become the UK’s No.1 drinks company. Our Head offices are based within our own award winning 4-star hotel – CASA – in Chesterfield.
We have over 200 staff, most of whom are based in the United Kingdom. Our staff are largely directly employed and are generally not in any category which is seen to be vulnerable to modern slavery in this country, so our focus is to ensure there are policies and due diligence procedures in place for our suppliers.
GBL uses a wide range of suppliers who supply goods for use in products for, goods for sale, provide services at events and support our operations, in addition we also source raw materials for use in our hotel businesses and for products we produce.
GBL has several policies which underpin our approach to tackling the risk of modern slavery in our supply chain and all parts of our business. The policies we have in place helps to ensure that we are compliant. We have an anti-slavery and human trafficking policy as well as grievance and whistleblowing procedures.
We continue to monitor suppliers we believe present high modern slavery risks in our supply chain. Where possible we look to build long-term relationships with suppliers which allows us to make clear our expectations and standards as well as ensuring where possible what we expect from any business associates. We also expect our suppliers to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes.
All employees will be informed of the importance of our anti-slavery and human trafficking policies on commencement of employment through the induction process. Ongoing training will also be provided to those employees that need to have it and in particular anyone that is responsible for dealing with suppliers on a regular basis.
Over the course of the next financial year, we will continue to enhance our procedures to help us identify, prevent and mitigate any risks of modern slavery or human trafficking in relation to new and existing suppliers and in relation to our own operations.