Criminal Finances Act 2017

STATEMENT

Our success at Pernod Ricard UK Limited ("PRUK") is intrinsically linked to the way we conduct our business in a responsible and ethical manner. As a member of the Pernod Ricard Group, a global leader in the wine and spirits industry, we are committed to observing all applicable laws, rules and regulations in all jurisdictions where the business operates and complying with relevant international standards.

PRUK aims to conduct its business with integrity, transparency and fairness, and is committed to the prevention of the  facilitation of tax evasion. We understand the importance of maintaining open and transparent relationships with the tax authorities and will continue to disclose relevant information to allow them to carry out their work and promote a positive tax compliance culture. We do not condone any kind of criminal tax evasion, or the deliberate facilitation of another's tax evasion.

The Criminal Finances Act came into force in September 2017 introducing two new criminal offences of failing to prevent the facilitation of tax evasion both in the UK and globally. These offences are manifestations of corruption and will not be tolerated in our business. We are committed to taking all reasonably practicable steps to ensure the prevention of  facilitation of tax evasion in our business and those who we work with. We seek to work with others who share our commitment to tackling corruption.

 

 

 

 

 

Managing Director

Pernod Ricard UK Limited, 10 November 2017