Equality, diversity and inclusion policy

DEFY is committed to encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion among our workforce, and eliminating unlawful discrimination.

The aim is for our workforce to be truly representative of all sections of society and our customers, and for each employee to feel respected and able to give their best. 

The organisation - in providing goods and/or services and/or facilities - is also committed against unlawful discrimination of customers or the public.

Our policy’s purpose

This policy’s purpose is to:

  1. Provide equality, fairness and respect for all in our employment, whether temporary, part-time or full-time
  2. Not unlawfully discriminate because of the Equality Act 2010 protected characteristics of:
  • age
  • disability
  • gender reassignment
  • marriage and civil partnership
  • pregnancy and maternity
  • race (including colour, nationality, and ethnic or national origin)
  • religion or belief
  • sex
  • sexual orientation
  1. Oppose and avoid all forms of unlawful discrimination. This includes in:
  • pay and benefits
  • terms and conditions of employment
  • dealing with grievances and discipline
  • dismissal
  • redundancy
  • leave for parents
  • requests for flexible working
  • selection for employment, promotion, training or other developmental opportunities 
  1. Our commitments
    The organisation commits to:

  1. Encourage equality, diversity and inclusion in the workplace as they are good practice and make business sense

  2. Create a working environment free of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, promoting dignity and respect for all, and where individual differences and the contributions of all staff are recognised and valued.

    This commitment includes training managers and all other employees about their rights and responsibilities under the equality, diversity and inclusion policy. Responsibilities include staff conducting themselves to help the organisation provide equal opportunities in employment, and prevent bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination.

    All staff should understand they, as well as their employer, can be held liable for acts of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination, in the course of their employment, against fellow employees, customers, suppliers and the public

  3. Take seriously complaints of bullying, harassment, victimisation and unlawful discrimination by fellow employees, customers, suppliers, visitors, the public and any others in the course of the organisation’s work activities.

    Such acts will be dealt with as misconduct under the organisation’s grievance and/or disciplinary procedures, and appropriate action will be taken. Particularly serious complaints could amount to gross misconduct and lead to dismissal without notice.

    Further, sexual harassment may amount to both an employment rights matter and a criminal matter, such as in sexual assault allegations. In addition, harassment under the Protection from Harassment Act 1997 – which is not limited to circumstances where harassment relates to a protected characteristic – is a criminal offence.

  4. Make opportunities for training, development and progress available to all staff, who will be helped and encouraged to develop their full potential, so their talents and resources can be fully utilised to maximise the efficiency of the organisation.

  5. Make decisions concerning staff being based on merit (apart from in any necessary and limited exemptions and exceptions allowed under the Equality Act).

  6. Review employment practices and procedures when necessary to ensure fairness, and also update them and the policy to take account of changes in the law.

  7. Monitor the make-up of the workforce regarding information such as age, sex, ethnic background, sexual orientation, religion or belief, and disability in encouraging equality, diversity and inclusion, and in meeting the aims and commitments set out in the equality, diversity and inclusion policy.

    Monitoring will also include assessing how the equality, diversity and inclusion policy, and any supporting action plan, are working in practice, reviewing them annually, and considering and taking action to address any issues.

    Agreement to follow this policy

The equality, diversity and inclusion policy is fully supported by senior management and has been agreed with trade unions and/or employee representatives.


Wine on Tap has been around for quite some time, but it is only in recent years that it has gained popularity in the UK. Wine on Tap (keg wine, wine in kegs) is an innovative and sustainable way of serving wine, making it an ideal choice for restaurants, bars, and pubs.

You don’t lose quality, you gain profits and a lot of time back from having to deal with glass bottles. If you serve wine into glasses, you should really be looking into wine on tap.






Better for the environment



No time wasted getting a bottle out from the fridge, uncorking or unscrewing it, pouring just to have to put it all back away, again. Having DEFY vegan, organic wine on tap means you get all quality, no fuss. And you save a lot of time.

Less waste

When wine is opened, it starts to oxidize and lose its flavor and aroma, making it less enjoyable. However, with kegged wine, the wine is kept constantly pressurized, ensuring that it stays fresher for a longer time and eliminates the risk of cork taint. Also, pour any serving size you want, easily; a taste, small glass, large glass, carafe.

Better for the environment

Not only will kegs keep you from wasting any wine, but they are over 60% less CO2 than glass bottles. Since one of our 30L kegs hold over 240 glasses of wine (in a fraction of the comparable space / 40 bottles worth).

More profit

Not only do you save money by greatly reducing your time to serve, but the unit costs of each serving are much better when you serve one on tap; offer a taste, any size glass, a carafe – whatever suits.


We have some pretty damned delicious wine on tap, just like we put into our cans

DEFY vegan organic wine kegs - wine on tap


Just get in touch with us and we can set you up.