Stonegate Pub Company has 691 pubs and bars, across the UK, and operates a wide variety of formats; from high-street pubs and traditional country inns to local community pubs, student pubs and late-night bars and venues. We are committed to maintaining, improving and introducing systems within our operations and supply chain to ensure there is no slavery and human trafficking present within all streams of our business.
We currently employ over 12,000 employees who are subject to pre-employment checks to confirm their identity and right to work in the UK, prior to their starting work at Stonegate. We are committed to creating a work environment free of harassment and bullying, where everyone is treated with dignity and respect. As an organisation we have policies, standards and procedures in place, which fully support our efforts in ensuring no slavery or human trafficking takes place within our head office, pubs and bars:-
- Equality, Diversity & Harassment Policy
- Whistleblowing Policy
- Young Workers Policy (Child Labour)
- Right to Work Procedures
- Flexible Working Policy
- Health & Safety Policy
Transparency within our Supply Chain:
Stonegate are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain. Our supply chain consists of food, drink and various non-consumable suppliers, such as equipment, services and merchandise. We have made great progress in obtaining greater transparency from our suppliers, by gaining visibility of their policies and practises in relation to the Modern Slavery Act. All suppliers have been informed of Stonegate's requirements with regards to them complying with the Modern Slavery Act, with the vast majority of them having already confirmed their adherence.
Stonegate acknowledge that slavery, servitude, forced labour and human trafficking is an ever growing issue and as such are committed to constantly reviewing and improving current processes and also creating new processes if needed. And as such have already planned the following next steps:-
- Continue to gain more transparency of supplier's modern slavery policies and processes.
- Develop an Ethical & Responsible Trading Policy for our suppliers, to increase awareness and understanding to prevent modern slavery in the supply chain.
- Review our standard supplier contractual terms and conditions, to incorporate modern slavery act compliance expectations.
- Review supplier audit processes to incorporate modern slavery policy adherence.
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the "Act") and sets out the steps that Stonegate has taken and will be taking to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business, or that of our supply chain for financial year ending 25 th September 2016.