25 Jul

UK Modern Slavery

UK Modern Slavery

This statement, made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, sets out the approach taken by Verallia UK Limited to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and the actions undertaken to mitigate any such risks during the financial year ended 31st December 2022.

Verallia UK Limited is committed to delivering high standards of corporate governance and a key element of this is managing the Company in a socially responsible way. The Company aims to employ the highest ethical and professional standards and always to comply with all laws and legislation applicable to our business.

Our Business

Part of the Verallia Group, the European leader and the world’s third largest producer of glass packaging for beverages and food products, Verallia UK Limited is a premium glass bottle manufacturer which designs, develops and manufactures luxury glass packaging.

A supplier of bespoke glass packaging to the spirits industry, we produce beautiful glass bottles for a range of iconic international brands whilst also supporting the very smallest craft producers of whisky and gin.

The Company has 640+ employees, across 4 sites in West Yorkshire.

Our Suppliers

Our manufacturing process includes significant volumes of materials and services, including energy, raw materials, moulds, consumables, packaging and logistics. As such we have a number of preferred suppliers for these materials and services, all of whom are expected to have noted our requirement and to have established similar arrangements in regard to our commitment to uphold ethical standards.

Our Policies

We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:

  • Recruitment Policy — we operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
  • Whistleblowing Policy – we operate a whistleblowing policy so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business, or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.
  • Ethical Trading Policy — which clearly sets out our commitment to ethical trading and the code of practice that we expect all our suppliers to work towards.
Improvement Plans
As a Company who are committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our corporate activities, we will continue to develop our response in understanding and supporting the aims and requirements of the Modern Slavery Act.To this end, we will continue to review our processes and practices to ensure that we identify and manage risks to ensure our ongoing compliance with the Modern Slavery Act, and will specifically:

  • Introduce an Anti-Slavery & Human Trafficking Policy and raise awareness of this policy internally.
  • Implement the Verallia Group Supplier Charter to identify and mitigate risk in our supply chain and build on the approach deployed to ensure that we operate as far as possible free from enforced labouri human trafficking and slavery.

Performance Indicators

We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:

  • No incidents of modern slavery are identified during ethical/compliance audits.
  • No reports are received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.

We do not have key performance indicators in relation to slavery or human trafficking, as any instance would be expected to be a breach of law, our supplier standards and/or our company policies. This statement is approved by the Senior Team and is signed on its behalf by Mr Alan Henderson, Managing Director:

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So, it’s vital that we work to promote recycling to lessen our usage and impact on the earth’s natural resources.

This Global Recycling Day let's celebrate the power of a circular economy and create a more sustainable future for generations to come.

It’s time to get recycling!

#GlobalRecyclingDay #GlassPackaging #GlassManufacturing #GlobalRecyclingDay2024 #Recycling #CircularEconomy
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Sláinte!

#StPatricksDay #Ireland #IrishWhiskey
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To celebrate, we would like to introduce you to one of the influential women working within Verallia UK; Sara Tucker.

Diversity in the workplace is one of our key objectives. At Verallia UK, 22% of our managers are women. The overall target for the group is to reach 35% by the end of 2025, and we are committed to being part of this journey, by increasing the number of female managers within the UK team.

Women in the workplace and their influence, is proven to enhance communication, introduce different problem solving strategies, which can benefit company culture, therefore initiatives like this can only benefit us all.

#IWD #IWD2024 #InternationalWomensDay #WomenInManufacturing #InspireInclusion
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Glass has one of the highest recycling rates of any packaging material!

By consistently recycling glass, the industry is actively decreasing the environmental impact of raw material extraction and manufacturing.

This commitment to circularity saves energy and preserves natural resources, promoting a sustainable future.

It serves as a positive example of how businesses can minimise their environmental footprint.

#Glass #GlassManufacturer #Sustainability #SustainableGlass
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We thought we’d celebrate Easter by showcasing our work with @GravityDrinks Ltd on their Egg Royale creation.

The rich chocolate cream liqueur is bottled in a 70ml bottle and sprayed in a glossy brown coating for the perfect finish. It boasts a playful yet premium aesthetic.

#Easter #HappyEaster #Chocolate #ChocolateEgg #GravityDrinks
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March is the month for all things Whiskey!

We raise our glasses to the exquisite craftsmanship and rich heritage of whiskey distilleries around the globe.

At Verallia, we take pride in collaborating with an array of whiskey artisans, each with their own unique story and flavour profile. From bottle design to colour palettes and decorative elements, we relish the opportunity to elevate these distinguished brands, ensuring that every sip is an experience to savour.

Join us in toasting the spirit of innovation and tradition that defines the world of whiskey.

#Whiskey #Design #Brand #BrandDesign #Packaging #PackagingDesign #GlassPackaging #GlassManufacture #IrishWhiskey
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In glass bottle manufacturing, we work with an infinitely recyclable material.

So, it’s vital that we work to promote recycling to lessen our usage and impact on the earth’s natural resources.

This Global Recycling Day let's celebrate the power of a circular economy and create a more sustainable future for generations to come.

It’s time to get recycling!

#GlobalRecyclingDay #GlassPackaging #GlassManufacturing #GlobalRecyclingDay2024 #Recycling #CircularEconomy
...

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Happy St Patrick's Day from all of us at Verallia. 🍀

Sláinte!

#StPatricksDay #Ireland #IrishWhiskey
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It’s International Women’s Day!

To celebrate, we would like to introduce you to one of the influential women working within Verallia UK; Sara Tucker.

Diversity in the workplace is one of our key objectives. At Verallia UK, 22% of our managers are women. The overall target for the group is to reach 35% by the end of 2025, and we are committed to being part of this journey, by increasing the number of female managers within the UK team.

Women in the workplace and their influence, is proven to enhance communication, introduce different problem solving strategies, which can benefit company culture, therefore initiatives like this can only benefit us all.

#IWD #IWD2024 #InternationalWomensDay #WomenInManufacturing #InspireInclusion
...

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Glass has one of the highest recycling rates of any packaging material!

By consistently recycling glass, the industry is actively decreasing the environmental impact of raw material extraction and manufacturing.

This commitment to circularity saves energy and preserves natural resources, promoting a sustainable future.

It serves as a positive example of how businesses can minimise their environmental footprint.

#Glass #GlassManufacturer #Sustainability #SustainableGlass
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