Modern slavery and human trafficking statement 2019

This statement sets out Keeble Brown Ltd’s actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains.

This statement relates to actions and activities during the current financial year. Keeble Brown Ltd is committed to operating all its business activities to the highest standards of business ethics and integrity. We are committed to understanding more about modern slavery and ensuring there are no modern slavery concerns in our business or 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. We are committed to improving practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. In light of the obligation to report on
measures to ensure that all parts of our business and supply chain are slavery free, we have put in place a designated Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy, to demonstrate 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.

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

Keeble Brown Ltd is a public relations agency specialising in media, stakeholder relations and communications services. Our clients include multinational corporations, local authorities, business improvement districts (BIDs), housing associations and developers, most of which are registered in the UK. Our supply chain consists of:

  • Freelance consultants based predominantly in the UK.
  • Large and small technology suppliers and paper and ink suppliers based in the UK.
  • Print and logistics suppliers based predominantly in the UK.
  • Other suppliers of business services based predominantly in the UK.

As our suppliers are based within the UK, which has a developed culture of ethical
business practice and strong labour regulation, we have assessed the overall risk of
Keeble Brown contracting with organisations that engage in slavery or human
trafficking as relatively low.

  • We will review any new suppliers to identify whether they are likely to manufacture goods or provide services in countries and/or sectors where modern forms of slavery are more likely to be prevalent.
  • We will continue to reviewing our existing contractual arrangements and identifying ways these can be strengthened to further reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking in our businesses and supply chains.
  • We will provide antislavery training to key staff in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
  • We will protect whistle blowers and insist suppliers adhere to our values. We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. 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 training to our staff. We also require our business partners to provide training to their staff and suppliers and providers.

This statement was approved by the Directors of Keeble Brown Ltd on 9th September 2019