Statement against slavery and human trafficking
This statement is made on behalf of Upbeat Spirits Ltd pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (‘The Act’) and constitutes our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for the financial year ended December 2022.
Upbeat Spirits Ltd is committed to social and environmental responsibility and at all times tries to ensure that our supply chains are free from forced labour slavery and human trafficking.
Upbeat Spirits Ltd is made up of a team of employees around the UK.
Our supply chains include the sourcing of high quality ingredients, and production of alcoholic spirits, as well as associated merchandise, for distribution within the UK via wholesalers, hospitality businesses, retail business, and direct to consumer.
Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery, servitude and forced compulsory labour or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.
Our Anti-Slavery policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all 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 supply chains.
Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking
We are confident that we have a robust system for monitoring our supply chain and we have a zero tolerance for any factory that may be found to be engaged in human trafficking and slavery. We require our suppliers to abide by our code of conduct.
We consider that the main areas at risk of Modern Slavery at Upbeat Spirits Ltd are our workforce, subcontractors and suppliers, and that the risk of Modern Slavery occurring in any of these areas is being proactively managed through the efforts of the leadership team and the measures described in this Statement.
We will continue to keep under review our internal processes to identify what further steps can be taken to ensure that our obligations under the Act are met and that our Anti Slavery Policy is effectively implemented and complied with, so as to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business. Some of the specific measures we are considering include:
Enhancing our employee verification checks to minimise the risk of slavery
Continuing to review our procurement processes to consider what, if any, adjustments might be made to further reduce the level of risk of slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains
Considering what KPIs may be appropriate for us to adopt