Hammonds of Knutsford is united in its strategy and purpose. Starting as a family business, this is how it remains today. We value our people and what they bring to the business and continue to respect the values we were founded on. We are committed to being environmentally conscious in everything we do, and are especially aware that all business has an impact on our environment and consciously take steps to reduce our carbon footprint wherever possible.
Modern Slavery Statement
This statement is published in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 section 54. Hammonds of Knutsford plc is committed to the prevention of modern slavery and human trafficking within both its business and supply chains. This statement is approved and signed by our Managing Director, in line with the UK’s current guidance and legislation.
Hammonds of Knutsford plc is a market leading independent wholesale distributor of beer, wine and spirits. The business employs over 30 people all based in the UK, and is head quartered at Warford Grange Farm, Cheshire.
Slavery and human trafficking are abuses of a person’s freedoms and rights. This is becoming an increasingly global issue, in every region and every economy. We understand the role we have to play in eliminating these practices, coupled with respecting human rights. All colleagues who work at Hammonds of Knutsford plc benefit from a working environment that values their rights and freedoms.
Hammonds of Knutsford operates a zero tolerance approach to any form of Modern Slavery. As a business we are committed to acting ethically and with the utmost integrity in all our business dealings, implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
As part of Hammonds of Knutsford’s commitment to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in its supply chains, Hammonds of Knutsford has the following internal policies to ensure that is conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner:
Recruitment – conducting robust checks on any new employee including eligibility to work in UK
Whistleblowing policy – so that all employees can raise any concerns that they might have without fear of reprisals.
Hammonds of Knutsford undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, whilst also reviewing existing supply sources. As a company, we have always maintained and continue to support our local community by recruiting locally, which minimises the risk of human trafficking.
We ensure that all suppliers are appropriately set up and are VAT registered where applicable. As a business Hammonds of Knutsford are registered on the Alcohol Wholesaler Registration Scheme (AWRS). Suppliers that are not appropriately registered, where applicable with AWRS, will not trade with Hammonds of Knutsford plc.
Ongoing review of our Modern Slavery policy will continue to take place. We understand that the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking are growing, and we will continue to develop our approach to mitigate this risk in the year ahead.
All statements above have been approved and signed by Jonathan Hammond - Managing Director. 01/06/22