Modern Slavery Act 2015

Policy Statement

Introduction

Kin + Carta is an international marketing services group comprised of 9 dynamic marketing services businesses. Kin + Carta’s head office is based in London, United Kingdom and the Group employs over 1,400 employees.

Our business

Kin + Carta is an international marketing services group comprised of 9 dynamic marketing services businesses. Kin + Carta’s head office is based in London, United Kingdom and the Group employs over 1,400 employees.

Our supply chains

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we have reinforced the systems in place to:

  • Identify and monitor risk areas in our supply chain
  • Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains
  • Protect whistle blowers

These systems have been strengthened by:

  • A new supplier approval process in our businesses
  • Supplier audits being carried out on key suppliers within the Group
  • Updating the General Terms of Purchase to state that suppliers are required to adhere to the Group’s Ethical Trading Policy and Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy.

Our policies

The Group will not knowingly do business with any organisation or body involved in slavery or human trafficking. Our commitment to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 is reinforced by the Group’s following policies:

  • Ethical Trading Policy
  • Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy Whistleblowing Policy
  • Grievance Procedure
  • Sustainability Policy

Our People

Each business within the Group has a local HR function to address employee issues and a formal recruitment process which includes pre-employment checks. For our UK based businesses this includes processes to ensure that employees have the right to work in the United Kingdom and Kin + Carta complies with the National Living Wage which became law on 1 April 2016.

Staff awareness initiatives are conducted within the Group facilitated by training for specific roles. The Group’s whistleblowing policy is reviewed periodically and rolled out to each of our businesses.

This policy statement concerning slavery and human trafficking is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and was approved by the Board of Kin and Carta plc.

October 2018

J Schwan
CEO, Kin and Carta plc