The United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act of 2015 requires organizations that supply goods or services in the U.K. and which have a total annual turnover above a certain threshold to publish a slavery and human trafficking statement, to disclose policies, plans and actions to address these issues each financial year. This statement should disclose the steps the organization has taken to ensure there is no slavery or human trafficking in its supply chains or its own business.
Viña Concha y Toro contributes to the fulfilment of human rights through compliance with laws and regulations wherever we have operations, as well as through our policies and programs. We are committed to ensuring that slavery and human trafficking do not enter our product supply chains or any part of our business. We have corporate policies and management systems addressing the need for a safe and fair working environment where the rights of those who work for and with us are respected.
To protect these rights, during 2016 the company has taken many initiatives, among them:
During 2016, Viña Concha y Toro carried out an identification of the main potential impacts on human rights caused by the activities of the company and its businesses, through a review of the implications of the Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights of the United Nations (Ruggie Framework).
Through a review of internal and public documents, an evaluation of the company’s practices was carried out, and gaps were identified that gave way to a series of recommendations to mitigate the identified impacts. These will be addressed through the company’s ethical management system, with the aim of improving the management of the company in these aspects and more comprehensively guarding the detection and prevention of practices that could jeopardize the human rights of all who participate in Concha y Toro´s value chain, particularly migrant and seasonal workers.
All employees are required to complete periodic training related to the Viña Concha y Toro’s Corporate Ethics Standard and Code of Business Conduct and Ethics. Top management personnel within the company are also required to complete an annual training.
Viña Concha y Toro believes in every human being’s right to dignity, and respects individual rights as set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. These principles are reflected in our company’s mission and core values. We recognize that companies have a responsibility in promoting human rights within our spheres of influence and among commercial partners.