Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement - SYON MEDIA LTD

SYON MEDIA have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and are 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.

SYON are committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains and we expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners.

SYON is fully supportive of the government’s objectives to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking. All our employees are expected to report concerns and our management are expected to act upon them.

Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking - Supply Chain
The SYON supply chain includes the sourcing of raw materials principally related to the printing and delivery of magazines. We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-Slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.

Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk:
• We process all our own products within the UK with no outsourcing or use of third parties;
• We limit the geographical scope of our sites to the UK mainland to ensure optimum control of our sites and people;
• Where possible we build long standing relationships with our suppliers and make clear our expectations of business behaviour;
• We audit all print sites and postal companiy premises that our magazine products are produced to ensure that we are fully compliant with the Act.
• If we use third party suppliers for products we expect these entities to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes.
• We have appropriate policies in place in our employee contracts to encourage the reporting of any concerns from our employers and any employees raising concerns through our Whistleblowing Policy are suitably protected.

Supplier Adherence to Our Values
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain to comply with our values.

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide relevant training and information to the responsible employees. All our Operational Board Directors have been briefed on the subject.

Our Employees
All our employees are UK-based and we are compliant with the National Living Wage requirements. We minimise the use of agency labour and ensure compliance with all aspects of UK employment law.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes SYON’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year 2019.