Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
This Statement sets out the steps that Daniel Thwaites has taken during its financial year ending 31 March each year to ensure that modern day slavery and human trafficking does not occur in the organisation or in its supply chains. This statement is reviewed on an annual basis.
Our Business and Organisational Structure
Daniel Thwaites P.L.C. is one of the UK’s longest established family brewers, in recent years the Company has built up its business in the hospitality industry.
The Company has an estate of approximately 250 pubs, inns and hotels with its head office and all trading outlets being in the UK.
The Company employs approximately 1600 employees and works with a large number of suppliers across its supply chain.
Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking
Daniel Thwaites P.L.C. is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking within any part of its business nor within its supply chains. The Company acknowledges responsibility to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will ensure transparency within the organisation and with suppliers of goods and services to the business.
The Company will not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking.
The Company’s supply chain includes the sourcing of raw materials, principally related to the provision of food and drink and the Company is committed to ensuring as far as it possibly can, that its supply chain is free from modern slavery or human trafficking.
Due Diligence Process
Daniel Thwaites P.L.C. is committed to building long-standing relationships with local suppliers and tenants and makes it very clear that it expects its suppliers and tenants to be committed to ensuring there is no modern slavery or human trafficking within their businesses. When appointing new suppliers Daniel Thwaites seeks to sign them up to its standard terms and conditions, which include a requirement that the supplier signs up to the requirements of the 2015 Act.
For national and international supply chains, the point of contact is always with a UK company or branch, and the Company expects them to have in place processes to ensure there is no modern slavery or human trafficking within their business.
The Company directors and senior management take responsibility for compliance and are provided with adequate resource, training and investment to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within the business. The business has been briefed on the subject and training provided to relevant members of staff.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Daniel Thwaites P.L.C. slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.
R. A. J. Bailey