Modern Slavery Statement

MODERN SLAVERY ACT 2015:
SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT

Introduction from the Chief Operating Officer

Medialab  are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking and this is reflected in our guiding principles, ensuring that we apply the necessary controls within our organisation to endeavour to minimise the risk of modern slavery and humans rights violations across our business operations and supply chains. Neither we nor, to the best of our knowledge, our supply chain make use of forced labour.

Medialab’s Business and Structure

We are a data marketing partnership who marketing, media and data services on behalf of our clients across various market sectors. We have 80 employees and operate and are based in the UK.

We have an annual turnover of £64,000,000

Our supply chains

Medialab 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 supply chains include established media owners, publishers ad-tech vendors and believe that, due to the nature of our work and the industry we are in, that the risk of modern slavery in operation within our supply chain is low.

We have taken the following steps to assess and manage any risk associated with modern slavery:

  • Undertaking due diligence for all suppliers appropriate to the level of risk identified in terms of the territory and industry in which they work.
  • Training and awareness of staff on the Modern Slavery Act 2015
  • Monitoring and Risk Assessment/evaluation through questionnaires our service providers to help identify potential risk
  • Our standard terms of business templates or those of suppliers we use, contain modern slavery provisions which prohibit suppliers and their employees and sub-suppliers from engaging in modern slavery.

Within Medialab

Within our own business we take the following actions:

  • We always ensure all staff have a written contract of employment.
  • We always ensure staff are legally able to work in the UK
  • We provide information to all new recruits on their statutory rights including sick pay, holiday pay and any other benefits they may be entitled to.
  • We continue to invest in the professional development, health and wellbeing of Medialab staff.
  • We conduct due diligence checks on any recruitment agency that we use to ensure that it is reputable and conduct appropriate checks on all staff that they supply to us.
  • Protect whistle blowers

Our internal audit team collate results and through this policy will ensure any new business or project is monitored for compliance to the act.

Training

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.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement as approved by the Board for the financial year ending 31st December 2020.

Signed:

Ben Ennis
Chief Operating Officer
Medialab Group Limited
Date: 20th February 2021