Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps we have taken to minimise the risk of modern slavery in our business and supply chains.

Introduction
Loudspeaker Agency is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking occurring in any of its corporate activities. As a talent agency, our services are delivered to our sub contracted talent and clients. Our commitment is to ensure that those organisations that we actually contract with to provide services are aware of our policies in order to comply with the Modern Slavery Act.

This commitment is evident through our company policies, which aim to uphold the highest ethical and professional standards. We ensure the adherence to policy commitments and compliance of current Government legislation and regulations

Our organisational structure and operations
Loudspeaker Agency is a service provider, working across a range of services from the provision of talent (presenters, commentators, VO artists and Celebrity guests) to broadcast and event industry and the media. Loudspeaker agency is formed of two directors who run the company on a day to day basis The vast majority of our suppliers and contractors are based in the UK.

Our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015
LoudSpeaker Agency is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking.

As an equal opportunities employer, we are committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our staff. We want all our staff to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves and as such the company has an established whistleblowing policy which all staff can access alongside all other company policies on request.

Our recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK or relevant country of contracted agreement, and where applicable subject to DBS checks in order to safeguard employees and apprentices from any abuse or coercion.

We do not enter into business with any organisation, in the UK or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.

Our contracts with our members & customers allow us to terminate for convenience under a wide ranging all encompassing reputational damage contract clause which covers those to be found in breach of the modern slavery act.

Much of the supply chain is engaged on their terms & conditions, although modern slavery and anti-bribery elements are incorporated into the award of new or renewing contracts.

Policies relating to slavery and human trafficking
Our Anti-slavery policy is available on request together with all other company policies and procedures. It is open for review annually. It reflects our commitment to implementing and enforcing effective procedures and controls to minimise the risks of human trafficking and other modern slavery practices infiltrating our business operations and acting ethically and with integrity in all our business activities and relationships. Due to the nature of our business, we assess ourselves to have a low risk of modern slavery in our business and supply chains.

Current action
We aim to take the following further steps over the course of the next financial year ending December 2022:

  • Ensure that our largest suppliers which cover circa 80% of our spend have an up to date modern slavery statement
  • Sample check a number of smaller suppliers based on risk identification to ensure adherence to the Modern Slavery Act
  • Ensure all company policies are reviewed to ensure where appropriate cross reference to the company anti-slavery policy
  • Specifically include modern slavery act adherence and anti-bribery into supplier selection assessment
  • Establish a supplier (and any other relevant) code of conduct to include among other things an expectation of compliance with the Modern Slavery act

This statement has been approved by the Executive Board of Directors and the actions contained herein. This statement has been approved by Gemma Scott, Director for the financial year ending March 2023. This statement will be reviewed and updated where deemed necessary every year.