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Anti-slavery & Human Trafficking Statement


The Modern Slavery Act 2015 is an Act of the Parliament of the United Kingdom. It is designed to combat modern slavery in the UK and consolidates previous offences relating to trafficking and slavery and covers the activities of Slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking.

Opening statement from senior management

Modern slavery is a complex and multi-faceted crime and tackling it requires everyone to play a part. Appellations opposes modern slavery in all its forms. We are committed to preventing exploitation and human trafficking and to protecting our workforce through the implementation of effective systems for transparency in all our business dealings within our company and throughout our supply chain.


Within our Company

This policy applies to all people working for Appellations or on our behalf of our company in any capacity. We also understand the need to provide regular training to raise awareness of modern slavery within our business.

Our commitment is to conduct robust checks on any new employee including eligibility to work in the UK to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.

With our Supply Chain

As part of our commitment to combating modern slavery, we are implementing an Anti-Slavery Policy by communicating and addressing the issue to all parties in our supply chain.
Our commitments:

  • To prohibit the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children
  • To review our supply base to identify high risk areas which raise a concern against commitments.
  • To make sure our suppliers are aware of our commitments and seek that they adhere to the same high standards partners at the outset of our business relationship with them and reinforced as appropriate thereafter.

Structure of the organization

Appellations Ltd is a fine wine merchant, providing wines from the best regions of the world. Established in 2010, we have an office in London.
Our principal business activities comprise:

  • Wine sourcing: we source wines and spirits from third party suppliers in the UK and around the world.
  • Marketing and sales: we market and sell our wines and spirits to customers and businesses through our own dedicated marketing and sales team.

Planning how we assess and manage risk

We recognise that our supply chain is our biggest risk area for exposure to modern slavery.
As part of our initiatives to identify and mitigate risk, we understand that our commitment requires an ongoing review of our business relationships and following procedures

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chain.
  • Where practical, mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
  • Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
  • Protect whistle blowers.

We pledge to refrain from conducting business with any individual or organisation that is found to engage in or support any form of modern slavery.

Due Diligence

Appellations does not and will not knowingly support or deal with any business involved in slavery or human trafficking. We are in the constant process of reviewing procedures to complete due diligence on our suppliers, where practicable, to satisfy ourselves that we are trading with a reputable organisation.

Appellations expects all those in its supply chain to be opposed to slavery and human trafficking.

This statement is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Appellations slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year commencing 2021 and ending 2022 and wasapproved by the Board of Directors on 31st May 2021.