Bauer Media Group:
Modern Slavery Act 2015 Statement
INTRODUCTION FROM THE CEO
Slavery and human trafficking remain a hidden blight on our global society. We all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in our wider supply chain. Bauer Media UK is committed to ensuring slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere within our business or our supply chain.
Bauer Media UK is part of the Bauer Media Group, Europe’s largest privately owned media group. Our parent company is Heinrich Bauer Verlag KG based in Hamburg, Germany. The Group has a global workforce of circa 11,000 employees in 20 countries and a global annual turnover of circa £2 billion.
This statement is made on behalf of Bauer Media UK, the trading name for our UK operations undertaken by H Bauer Publishing, HBVB and their respective subsidiaries including Bauer Consumer Media Limited and Bauer Radio Limited.
Our Bauer Media UK business is organised into three main divisions: magazines, radio and digital. In the UK we reach over 25 million consumers. Our portfolio includes heat, KISS, Grazia, Empire, Motor Cycle News, Parkers, TV Choice, Take a Break, Bella, Magic and Absolute Radio.
OUR SUPPLY CHAINS
Our UK supply chain includes:
Print and logistics suppliers
Freelance editorial suppliers
Freelance radio suppliers
Event and award suppliers
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 Supplier Conduct 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.
Our objective is to ensure that we only work with suppliers who treat their obligations towards modern slavery with the same importance as we do.
DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES FOR SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have systems in place 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 whistle blowers
SUPPLIER ADHERENCE TO OUR VALUES
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect contractors and all those in our supply chain to comply with our Supplier Conduct Policy.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we will communicate our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and provide annual training to all members of staff.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.
This statement has been approved by
Bauer Media UK
1st March 2019