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MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT
This statement has been published pursuant to the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It sets out the steps taken by the Telegraph Media Group during 2018 aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking taking place our own business nor in our supply chains.
We are committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our corporate activities, and to ensuring that our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
Our business and supply chains
The Telegraph is a multi-platform media organisation employing a workforce with diverse skill sets. Its core business is publication in print and online of the following newspaper titles: The Daily Telegraph, The Sunday Telegraph and the website: www.telegraph.co.uk and its main strategy is to make content available through traditional and new media formats, including print, web and digital content on computers and mobile devices.
Our company is domiciled in the United Kingdom and has a large global audience. We engage with a number of suppliers for our operations, including printing and distribution, building and office services, events services, media services, recruitment, technology, training.
Policies and Processes
The Company strives to maintain the highest standards of conduct and ethical behaviour from our employees and our suppliers. We have a wide range of policies relating to modern slavery which we have embedded in our Staff Handbook and our Supplier Business Code of Conduct. Our policies make it clear to our staff and our suppliers the actions and behaviour expected of them. Our employees and our suppliers are required to observe those policies and codes. Additionally our whistleblowing policy encourages our employees, customers, business partners and suppliers, to report any concerns, including any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking.
We undertake due diligence when engaging with new suppliers, especially where there is potential for modern slavery. We have written to all our existing suppliers to raise awareness of modern slavery and seek assurances from them that they provide safe working conditions where necessary, treat workers with dignity and respect, and act ethically and within the law in their use of labour.
We have evaluated the modern slavery and human trafficking risks for our suppliers and identified those where there is a higher potential for modern slavery. The areas of enhanced risk are monitored by our procurement and compliance teams.
Training and Awareness
The company requires professionals in our procurement, compliance and HR teams to complete training on modern slavery. As well as training staff, we will be raising awareness of modern slavery issues and reiterating to our staff our Supplier Business Code of Conduct.This statement has been approved by the organisation’s Senior Management Group, who will review and update it annually.
Nick Hugh, Chief Operating Officer