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Modern Slavery Statement Oct 2017

Jan 17, 2018 Tags: people

Communique Promotions Ltd



Statement of Policy


This statement is made pursuant to The Modern Slavery Act 2015, and sets out the steps that Communique Promotions Ltd has taken (and is continuing to take) to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.

Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Communique Promotions Ltd has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.

Our business Communique Promotions Ltd is an Events Agency based in near Bicester, Oxfordshire and has been trading since 1997. It plans and implements a variety of business to business, business to consumer and business to employee events on behalf of corporate clients globally. Typically this could be a conference, launch, exhibition, activation or roadshow. 


We have identified our high risk areas as follows:


Bad employment practices by suppliers and contractors to the business both in the UK and oversees.  We mitigate these risks by having a clear supplier due diligence process and communication of expectations to staff and suppliers. See further clarification below. 


Our policies:


We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:

  • Anti-slavery policy.  This policy sets out the organisation’s stance on modern slavery and explains how employees can identify any instances of this and where they can go for help.
  • Recruitment policy. We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will. 
  • Whistleblowing policy. We operate a whistleblowing policy so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.
  • Code of business conduct.  This code explains the manner in which we behave as an organisation and how we expect our employees and suppliers to act. 
  • Communique Promotions Ltd often require freelance staff who are employed directly by the company. There is a strict policy to ensure minimum wage legislation is adhered along with other payroll related details such as tax, national insurance and pensions


Our suppliers:

Communique Promotions Ltd operates a supplier policy and maintains a preferred supplier list.  We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier.  This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offenses relating to modern slavery. Where possible, site visits to suppliers’ premises are also undertaken. Our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.

In addition to the above, as part of our contract with suppliers, we require that they confirm to us that:

  • Suppliers have taken steps to eradicate modern slavery within their business
  • They hold their own suppliers to account over modern slavery
  • (For UK based suppliers) Suppliers pay their employees at least the national minimum wage / national living wage (as appropriate)
  • (For international suppliers) Suppliers pay their employees any prevailing minimum wage applicable within their country of operations
  • We may terminate the contract at any time should any instances of modern slavery come to light


We regularly conduct training for our staff responsible for buying so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain

Updated Oct 2017


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