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Community, Society and Ethics

the Centre for Research and innovation

Concha y Toro is a major player in the areas where it is present. It is a source of direct employment in the communities where its facilities operate, and indirectly  by hiring companies that provide goods and services.

Moreover, the company seeks to generate positive impacts from its particular scope of action, developing projects and initiatives that contribute to the growth of the wine industry and the community.

Centre for Research and Innovation

In 2013 the Centre for Research and Innovation was created, with a strong emphasis on the expansion and dissemination of knowledge from the perspective of social responsibility.

The Centre has among its pillars research on wine related topics, the results of which will be available for both the industry and society at large, particularly for small farmers in the VII Region. It will seek to provide support through the dissemination of knowledge, the creation of education and technology transfer opportunities in order to leverage the development of local economies.

In this way, the company is able to provide facilities and learnings which are of benefit not just to its own winemaking teams, but to Chile and the wider winemaking world as well.

Here in the UK, Concha y Toro UK takes its responsibility towards the local and wider community seriously.

We actively promote responsible drinking

We are extremely proud of the high quality Chilean, Argentinian and California wines we sell. The consumption and enjoyment of alcohol has played an accepted and important role in our culture for centuries and we are pleased that so many consumers choose to drink our wines.

However, we are very aware of our responsibility for the communities and consumers we serve. While we know that most consumers drink alcohol responsibly, a minority do misuse alcohol and cause harm to themselves and to society. We urge adults who do drink to do so responsibly.

Concha y Toro UK is an active supporter of The Drinkaware Trust, an independent UK-wide, public facing body with the objective of positively changing public behaviour and the national drinking culture to help reduce alcohol misuse and minimise alcohol-related harm.

Concha y Toro UK is a Code signatory to the Portman Group's Code of Practice on the naming, packaging and promotion of alcoholic drinks.

Corporate Ethics - the UK Modern Slavery Act

Concha y Toro is the world’s second largest vineyard owner, employing over 3,500 people in winemaking, bottling and business operations in Chile, Argentina, USA and subsidiary offices around the world including the U.K.
 
Compliance with the nine points of the Ethical Trade Initiative Base Code is a requirement of all sites within the group, and there is a high level of awareness of it at each site. The responsibility to ensure the fair treatment of all staff and the provision of a safe place to work is placed within the management teams at each company site, supported by Human Resource professionals and whistleblowing policies are in place. Temporary staff are provided by reputable agencies which are audited to ensure compliance with local regulations and the provisions of the ETI base Code.
 
We have a very clear Corporate Ethical Standard which has 11 key points that the business operates by. This standard is endorsed at board level and is signed by the Company CEO, and is also integrated into company policy at board level, being one of the six pillars of the Company Sustainability Strategy.

You can read Vina Concha y Toro's Code of Ethics here.
 
To further reinforce the company’s commitment to the prevention of modern slavery and human trafficking, training on the subject and further development of policies to ensure the subject profile is raised at all levels of the business will continue to be part of the ongoing business, in line with the six pillars of the Company Sustainability Strategy - a summary of which can be read here.

This statement is issued pursuant to Section 54 (Part 6) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.