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.