GRAVITY MEDIA GROUP LIMITED, TRADING AS GRAVITY MEDIA, MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT
FINANCIAL YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2019
Gravity Media Group Limited, trading as Gravity Media (“GMG”) issues this statement on behalf of its group of companies that trade under Gravity Media.
GMG was formed in 2000 and owns and operates businesses predominantly serving the live broadcast sector globally. Further information on the companies in the Group can be found on our website. GMG has offices in the United Kingdom, Australia, USA, Qatar, France and Germany.
This statement has been published in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It sets out the steps taken by GMG and its other relevant group companies during the year ending 31 December 2019 to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains.
For more detailed information on our businesses and operations see: http://www.gravitymedia.co.uk/
GMG is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-slavery 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 out supply chains.
Understanding the risks within GMG operations
In assessing how we can best address issues of modern slavery within our supply chain, we have assessed each area of business to determine which parts are likely to be affected.
Due to the nature of its services, live broadcast in the global sector, this may involve using complex and diverse global supply chains and operating in international locations. This has been identified as being a particular risk.
Where a contract is identified as being within a particularly high-risk area (whether by product or geographical location) suppliers will be asked to confirm they will adhere to GMG’s Anti-slavery Policy and, where relevant, may be asked to provide details to ensure any products or services comply.
Ensuring the effectiveness of GMG Policy
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 whistle blowers.
How we treat our people
We actively and annually review our HR and recruitment policies to ensure that we comply with all applicable laws and protect the rights and freedoms of all those working within our operations. Our recruitment and employment policies address issues such as whistleblowing, discrimination, health and safety in the workplace, holiday and sick pay. Each business area throughout our global operations has a dedicated HR team to provide continuous support and guidance on all these policies.
Over the next year GMG intends to build on the work that has already been carried out in identifying risks in the GMG supply chains and take this forward to inform an enhanced programme of supplier due diligence as part of our efforts to ensure there is no compulsory labour and human trafficking within the GMG supply chains. Responsibility for progressing and monitoring this will be included in the remit of the GMG board. Contractual provisions and management protocols will be reviewed to ensure they are effective in managing the risk of modern slavery being present in the GMG supply chains
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 financial year ending 31 December 2019.
Gravity Media Group Limited, trading as Gravity Media
Date: 31 March 2020