for the Year Ended 2019
Camden Town Brewery was founded on the principle of making things better. Whilst this value originally applied to lager, it extends to everything we do as a company. As such, we recognise our responsibility, and that of the business community, to respect human rights and prohibit all forms of modern slavery at Camden and in our supply chains.
By ‘modern slavery’ we mean slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking.
Camden Town Brewery employs 200 people across two sites, and is a subsidiary of AB InBev, the UK trading entity of the global Anheuser-Busch In-Bev business - the world’s largest brewer.
AB InBev and Camden Town Brewery share the belief that the responsibility of identifying and protecting human rights risks, including modern slavery, does not fall to a single person or department within the business. All employees are actively encouraged to raise and report issues or concerns.
The factors that contribute to human rights violations are myriad (e.g. poverty, corruption and crime) and ever-changing; therefore, the work that we do to protect against them is equally fluid - an ongoing system of review and response.
Each year, AB InBev conducts extensive research and assessment exercises, using both internal teams and third-party auditors, to identify, understand and mitigate potential risks.
They have also developed training programmes for senior leaders within the company as well as suppliers.
All companies within AB InBev adhere to the same Human Rights Policy and share a Responsible Sourcing Policy, which sets the standard that all suppliers must meet, whether they produce materials or perform services. With all of us working together, we hope to make meaningful changes to protect those most vulnerable.
AB InBev developed their policies with input from across the business, external human rights and legal experts and other participants in the UN Global Compact and AIM-PROGRESS. Additionally, they were informed by:
- The United Nations Global Compact
- The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
- The Universal Declaration of Human Rights,
- The International Convention on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR)
- The International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights (ICESCR)
- The International Labour Organisations Declaration on the Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work
- The Children’s Rights and Business Principles
- The UN Women’s Empowerment Principles
You can find their policies and Modern Slavery Statements dating back to 2015/16 at www.ab-inbev.com.