Modern Slavery statement
This slavery and human trafficking statement is made by Silverback Events Ltd pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”). It sets out the steps taken by Silverback Events Ltd to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not present in our business or direct supply chain.
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
Silverback is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.
We are committed to ensuring transparency in the business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and as part of our contracting processes, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.
RESPONSIBILITY OF THE POLICY
- The directors have overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations.
- The Directors have primary and day-to-day responsibility for implementing this policy, monitoring its use and effectiveness, dealing with any queries about it, and auditing internal control systems and procedures to ensure they are effective in countering modern slavery.
- Management at all levels is responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy and are given adequate and regular training on it and the issue of modern slavery in supply chains.
Silverback Events Ltd
Empress Business Centre | 380 Chester Road | Manchester | M16 9EA
Company No: 7544391 | VAT Number: 100 3720 82
| Tel: 0844 561 7939
COMPLIANCE WITH THE POLICY
- You must ensure that you read, understand and comply with this policy.
- The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working on behalf of Silverback. You are required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.
- You must notify your regional manager or the Directors as soon as possible if you believe or suspect that a conflict with this policy has occurred, or may occur in the future.
- You are encouraged to raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any parts of our business or supply chains of any supplier tier at the earliest possible stage.
- If you believe or suspect a breach of this policy has occurred or that it may occur you must notify your regional manager OR report it to firstname.lastname@example.org
- If you are unsure about whether a particular act, the treatment of workers more generally, or their working conditions within any tier of our supply chains constitutes any of the various forms of modern slavery, raise it with your line manager or with our HR Dept.
COMMUNICATION & AWARENESS
- Information on this policy and on the risk our business faces from modern slavery in its supply chains is made available for all individuals who engage with Silverback, and further regular training will be provided as necessary.
- Our commitment to addressing the issue of modern slavery in our business and supply chains must be communicated to all suppliers, contractors and business partners at the outset of our business relationship with them and reinforced as appropriate thereafter.
BREACHES OF THIS POLICY
- Anyone employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct. Any non-employee who breaches this policy may have their contract terminated with immediate effect.
- We may terminate our relationship with other individuals and organisations working on our behalf if they breach this policy.