Corporate Social Responsibility

Aston Manor Cider is a responsible business and seeks to uphold high standards in all areas of operation. We work towards being a sustainable organisation and understand our responsibilities towards the communities where we have a presence, as an employer, as a producer of alcohol, and in our dealings with suppliers and customers. We adhere to both the spirit and detail of the regulation and guidance that apply to what to do.

In particular we are a signatory to the PORTMAN GROUP Code of Practice and we are an active supporter of DRINKAWARE and their campaigns.

We are proud of the quality of our production standards and achieve the highest standards of accreditation in our industry – including BRC ‘AA*’ Grade accredited at Aston and Tiverton sites and AA at Stourport.

We are  members of the National Association of Cider Makers (NACM), Campden BRI, The Society of Food Hygiene and Technology and we are also SEDEX (Supplier Ethical Data Exchange) members and Business Partners of Stronger Together.

In 2013 we announced a scheme to plant a further 1,000 acres of new orchards to supplement the existing 300 acres we manage at Malvern. Our commitment to the growers means we have offered them 25 year contracts. The new orchards will secure our supply of quality apples for decades to come and will improve further our carbon footprint.

Aston Manor are fully committed to complying with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. For details of our statement of compliance please Click to view the Aston Manor Cider Statement of Compliance - Modern Slavery Act 2015.

 

Chief Medical Officers Guidelines

Aston Manor takes the health of its consumers extremely seriously. As such in order to ensure our consumers are adequately informed, all of our product labels indicate the amount of Units per container along with amount of units per typical serving. There are also links to the Drinkaware website, pregnancy statement and logo and no driving logo.

UK alcohol unit guidance
The Chief Medical Officer's (CMOs) guidelines are extremely detailed and encompass numerous messages to keep health risks from alcohol to a low level. The UK CMOs advise it is safest not to drink more than 14 units a week on a regular basis. The CMOs also give guidance on drinking in pregnancy and single occasion drinking.
The Chief Medical Officers' Low Risk Drinking Guidelines are available online at:
www.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/545937/UK_CMOs__report.pdf