Modern Slavery Statement
Statement pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015
Under the Modern Slavery Act 2015, commercial organizations doing business in the UK with an annual turnover exceeding £36 million are required to publish an annual slavery and human trafficking statement setting out the company’s efforts in the financial year to eradicate modern slavery from its business or supply chain. This statement covers Reputation Pros LLC and all relevant subsidiaries (Market Pros) for the year ended 30 September 2017.
Market Pros is a global platform for specialist media and has a portfolio of 120 brands across online, magazines and events. We pride ourselves on the heritage of our brands and loyalty of our communities. Offering core expertise, we help dedicated enthusiasts follow their passion through high-quality content, unique experiences and innovative technology.
OUR SUPPLY CHAINS
Our supply chains include freelance content suppliers; print and digital production and logistics suppliers; cover gift suppliers; subscription fulfillment and magazine distribution and mailing services; venues for live events; large and small technology suppliers based in the UK and worldwide; IT and other office equipment; professional services from our lawyers, accountants and other advisors; and office cleaning and other office facilities services.
ACTS TO ADDRESS RISK
Market Pros is not aware of any slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business or supply chain.
Market Pros regularly visits its key production suppliers in the UK and, as a result of this frequent contact, has no concerns with this segment of its supply chain.
Market Pros is committed to running its business responsibly and, in an effort to increase visibility over its supply chain, Market Pros is introducing a Supplier Code of Conduct to address, among other things, issues of child labor, compulsory labor and human trafficking. The Supplier Code of Conduct is being rolled out to our suppliers and provisions requiring adherence to the Code are being phased in to commercial agreements, either when Market Pros enters into contracts with new suppliers and/or when contracts with existing suppliers are renewed.
As part of Market Pros efforts to ascertain and reduce any risk of human slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains, we are conducting a review of suppliers across Market Pros. We seek to only work with suppliers who take their obligations towards modern slavery as seriously as we do and who will adhere to the tenets of our Supplier Code of Conduct. We are striving to better understand, identify and assess areas of potential risk in our supply chains.
Training and guidance for Market Pros employees will emphasize the importance of ethical conduct and the principles of our Supplier Code of Conduct. A communication addressing Market Pros commitment to mitigating the risk of compulsory labor and human trafficking in its business and supply chain will be distributed companywide and Market pros will be making materials available to its employees on its company intranet.
This Statement has been approved by the Board of Directors, Market Pros.
Don Thomas Troiano