Soho Media Holdings Modern Slavery Statement

Soho Media Holdings Modern Slavery Statement

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

SMHL statement on slavery and human trafficking.

SMHL is committed to understanding all potential modern slavery risks relating to its business and to ensuring the business and its supply chains are free of modern slavery and human trafficking.

As a market leading training provider, we acknowledge our responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking and to comply with all principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We will not permit or condone any form of slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour or human trafficking.

We are committed to behaving ethically at all times and expect our subcontractors, suppliers and business partners to do likewise.

This statement explains SMHL’s approach to this issue.

SMHL – Organisation and Supply Chains

SMHL is a market leading UK-based training provider who offer training courses across the Creative Media sector.

The scope of our business is within the United Kingdom only.

Given the nature of our supply chain, we do not deem any particular activities or countries in which we operate, as high risk in relation to modern slavery.

SMLH Policies

SMHL is committed to ensuring there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in its supply chains or in any part of our business. We operate the following policies that describe our approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our operations:

  • Anti-Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy
  • Corporate Social Responsibility Policy
  • Employee Code of Conduct
  • Supplier Code of Conduct
  • Whistleblowing Policy.

SMHL are contented from our due diligence that there is no evidence of modern slavery or human trafficking in our organisation.

The organisation undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers.

Our suppliers are expected to comply with all relevant laws and regulations. This includes all those relating to Human Rights and employee rights at work.

Should suppliers not meet our standards as set out in this policy and supplier code of conduct, we would consider invoking sanctions including the termination of the business relationship.

We are committed to continue to review and advance our due diligence systems to further identify and mitigate any potential risks relating to Modern Slavery.

We have a robust policy and system in place to enable whistleblowing and to protect whistle-blowers.

SMHL Accountability

SMHL is committed to being a responsible business and to acting in a socially responsible manner. We seek to comply with all employment legislation. As part of this, we conduct a robust recruitment process to ensure all employees have the appropriate right to work in the UK.

Training and Information

The Anti-Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy is available to all managers and employees on the company’s SharePoint system & Website. New staff are directed to read all company policies as part of their onboarding process. Where appropriate, employees will receive additional training to raise their awareness and understanding of policy requirements.

All suppliers will provide such co-operation and information that SMHL reasonably requires in order to confirm compliance with our code of conduct, including, but not limited to, providing written confirmation as to compliance with SMHL’s code of conduct; on request, allowing SMHL to carry out (or commission others to carry out) compliance checks and audits.

SMHL will review its Anti-Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy annually.

This statement will be published on our company website.

Key Performance Indicators

To review the effectiveness of this policy, we will monitor key performance indicators which may include:

  • Records to confirm employees have access to our Anti-Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy
  • Records to confirm suppliers have been issued with a copy of our Supplier Code of Conduct and confirmed compliance
  • Records to confirm all employees have the right to work in the UK
  • Records of any actions taken to advance our identification and mitigation of risks relating to Modern Slavery
  • Records of how we have managed any whistleblowing incidents.

Brian Cantwell - Managing Director