This statement is made in compliance with the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act, as well as the UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015. We make this Statement on behalf of Jackson Family Wines and its affiliated entities.
Introduction to Our Business
Jackson Family Wines is a family-owned company engaged in farming, viticulture, winemaking, and sales and distribution primarily in the United States as well as France, Italy, South Africa, Chile and Australia. We procure packaging materials for our wines primarily in the United States, as well as from suppliers located throughout the world.
On January 1, 2012, the California Transparency in Supply Chains Act came into effect, which requires certain retailers and manufacturers doing business in California to publicly disclose their efforts, if any, to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from their supply chains. The UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015 similarly requires companies doing business in the United Kingdom to identify steps they have taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains.
Our Commitment to Human Rights
We work to ensure that our employees and all members of our supply chains are treated with dignity and respect. We do not use any forced labor in our operations and we expect the same of our business partners and suppliers. All of our employees are charged with identifying and working with reputable suppliers that are committed to complying with all federal, state, and foreign laws regarding labor practices. Our employees are encouraged to raise any concerns, and they have multiple channels to do so.
Our Business and Supply Chains
When we source from suppliers, we typically do so from suppliers located in the United States; we typically do not engage suppliers from countries with an increased risk of human trafficking and slavery. Although we do not conduct audits of suppliers for trafficking and slavery, we monitor and periodically conduct announced site visits to ensure that our suppliers meet our high standards. It is our policy to cease doing business with any supplier who participates in human trafficking or forced labor practices. If we discover a concern with one of our suppliers, we may require appropriate corrective action or terminate the relationship.
We have and are continuing to educate our employees who are involved in the procurement of goods and services about the Transparency in Supply Chains Act and the Modern Slavery Act, and the steps that should be taken to identify, cure, and guard against any use of forced labor and human trafficking in our supply chains.