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Modern slavery and human trafficking statement

Modern slavery and human trafficking statement 

Modern Slavery Act 2015

Introduction 

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.

We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.

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

Organisational structure

Citywire Holdings includes the following entities - 

  • Citywire Financial Publishers Ltd
  • Russell Administration Ltd
  • Citywire Pte Ltd
  • Citywire GmbH
  • Citywire LLC
  • CItywire SRL

Citywire’s headquarters are based in London (UK). We have four regional offices across the world: Milan (Italy), Singapore; Munich (Germany); and New York (USA). 

Our supply chains

Citywire has a wide range of supply chains. We have considered the risks associated with our supplier chain including but not limited to Events in non-EU / non-US countries, our contracted service staff working in the company’s offices across all locations (e.g. cleaning, catering, security, building services) and offshore or outsourced operations based in developing countries, including software developers, researcher analysts and sales and customer services.

Our policies on slavery and human trafficking

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 Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy demonstrates 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 have in place systems to:

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
  • Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
  • Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
  • Protect whistleblowers.

 

Our staff 

All our staff have appropriate right to work documentation in place.

Compliance

We continually review our supply chain and take appropriate steps to ensure that we do not use a supply chain that involves modern slavery. 

Assessment

We will continue to assess our policies and amend our procedures, where needed, as the company’s supplier chain changes.

Supplier adherence to our values

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all our business partners to comply with our values. We aim to review our supply chain and identify higher risk suppliers. We expect all our suppliers to conform to our policies on anti-slavery. 


Education

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we educate our staff and work with our business partners on an ongoing basis.