How to pledge your support
To sign up to the Best Practice Guidelines you simply have to set out what it is your company is doing to comply with and follow the guidelines.
Guideline by guideline please state what actions you are taking.
These will be included under your entry in the Harpers Who has signed up section of Harpers.co.uk
Harpers will then publicise the fact you have signed up through a news story on Harpers.co.uk and your name will be added to the list of supporting suppliers
Your company logo and a short statement explaining who you are and your business in the UK will also be included in the Best Practice Guidelines section of Harpers.co.uk
THE 7 PLEDGES
Suppliers that want to publicly endorse the Harpers’ Merchants Best Practice Guidelines should commit themselves to these principles and conduct a transparent relationship with their customers in the independent sector.
That these suppliers commit to a transparent independent merchant strategy which makes clear which channels of distribution they are trading in. This should be made available on request to individual wine merchants.
Independent merchants can request information from these suppliers on an individual basis about which channel of distribution the wines and spirits they are interested in stocking are distributed in.
Sales representatives of these suppliers must be made aware of their distribution strategy covering independent wine merchants.
These suppliers should, on request from an independent wine merchant, be able to set out how this strategy is managed within their company and understood by their own sales staff.
That training and information is being provided on these suppliers’ distribution management strategy to sales staff.
That these suppliers should inform affected independent merchants if the distribution management strategy for a particular wine or spirit changes.
An introduction to Harpers' Best Practice Guidelines, where it started and how it has grown.
There are now a number of ways in which you can help publicise the fact you have signed up to the Best Practice Guidelines
The 7 pledges to help ensure greater transparency between suppliers and independents.