Scotch whisky is a natural product crafted in some of the most beautiful environments in the world – and few more wonderful than our homeland of loch lomond. Loch lomond group is proud of our heritage, the quality and professionalism of our team and how we work together and the positive impact that we can have on our environment and society.
We ensure that we comply not only with the letter of all relevant standards and requirements applying to our industry but also with their spirit, always seeking to do what we do in a responsible and sustainable manner which creates something valuable, for the long term and which we can always be proud of.
At Loch Lomond Group we are committed to ensuring that the highest standards of honesty and integrity are maintained.
We recognise that market practice varies across the countries in which we do business. However, we are fully committed to complying with our obligations under applicable legislation world-wide, including the Bribery Act 2010.
We operate a zero-tolerance approach to the offering, seeking, giving or receiving of bribes or corruption in any form, anywhere in the world. This type of behaviour is absolutely prohibited.
Our Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy is used to communicate this message and to assist our employees and the business partners working with us to uphold it.
We will always give our full support to anyone who speaks out against bribery or corruption.
Our management of environmental issues is important to us and our stakeholders and a key determinant of the long term success of Loch Lomond Group. We always take into account the environmental impact of what we do, with a particular focus on areas of greatest potential impact at our production facilities and offices and also within our supply chain.
Throughout our operations, we will consider the environmental implications of every major business decision that we make.
Scotch Whisky is a natural product which has been elaborated for centuries in harmony with the environment. We are proud of that heritage, but also conscious that spirit and other potentially hazardous items are stored at our sites and this could create a risk of environmental damage.
We operate extensive and stringent Health & Safety policies and procedures and work closely with appropriate regulatory bodies such as the Scottish Environmental Protection Agency.
We are committed to further reducing the environmental impact of our operations through the efficient use of resources, the reduction of waste and carbon emissions, transport planning and the careful handling of hazardous substances.
We encourage our employees and business partners to conduct activities in an environmentally responsible manner, by:
(a) Supporting local environmental sustainability initiatives, such as energy saving, green travel or waste reduction programmes;
(b) Challenging unsustainable activities, such as wasteful use of water and other natural resources, lack of effective recycling and failure to consider environmental impacts in business decisions; and
(c) Being vigilant with respect to reporting any environmental risks, hazards, or situations which do not look or feel right – including any potential regulatory breaches.
Alongside our promotion of positive relationships with all key regulatory bodies, we also ensure that we maintain and perform to appropriate standards. These include ISO 9001, Control of Major Accident Hazards (COMAH) registration and other appropriate Controlled Activity regulations and licences.
It is the established policy of Loch Lomond Group to provide products and services which meet both our customer and legislative requirements.
We meet our quality objectives by having a certified Quality Management System, meeting the ISO 9001:2015 standard. For distillation we operate under ISO 9001:2015 certification for the distillation, maturation, blending and sale of Scotch Whisky.
We are also Soil Association certified to the Soil Association’s organic standards and regulations (EC) No 834/2007 and 889/2008 certified for organic Loch Lomond Grain whisky and organic Loch Lomond Malt Scotch whisky.
The company achieves its food safety objectives by having a certified Management System, meeting the BRC Food Global Standard for Food Safety
The Company is fully committed to achieving continuous improvement.
We ensure that our brands are advertised and marketed responsibly and that all of our activities (including use of digital media) that communicate about and market our brands are in line with appropriate industry guidelines. We ensure that all marketing and promotional activities are in keeping with both the letter and the spirit of all applicable national laws and that any third parties engaged in marketing and promotional activities on LLG's behalf are made aware of and apply this policy.
We provide consumers with information about our brands - on labelling or online - to help them make informed choices. We take steps to ensure that we only engage with people over the legal purchase age and we encourage awareness of responsible drinking information such as that found at www.drinkaware.co.uk
This statement sets out the approach taken by Loch Lomond Group to understand the potential modern slavery risks related to our business and the actions undertaken to mitigate these risks.