MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT

Introduction

This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement is a response to Section 54(1), Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and relates to actions and activities for the financial year ending.

Alex Sandover Ltd (trading as Yummy Magazine) ('the Company', 'we', 'us' or 'our') is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking violations in its own operations, its supply chain, and its products. We have zero-tolerance towards slavery and require our supply chain to comply with our values.

Organisational structure

Alex Sandover Ltd (trading as Yummy Magazine) has business operations in the United Kingdom and distributes content and products in:

  • UK
  • North America
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • Africa
  • South America
  • Oceania

We operate in the publishing and retail sector. The nature of our supply chains is as follows: We work with a number of key direct suppliers who provide us with photographs and video content for our magazine and retail products for sale. We also work with goods, such as equipment for our premises and services such as outsourced business processes, photographic, video, IT software, packaging and marketing services.

Policies

We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner.

These include the following:

  • Recruitment and selection policy - We conduct checks on all prospective employees to verify that they are eligible to work in the UK.
  • Supplier code of conduct - We operate this policy to ensure our suppliers operate in full compliance with the laws,rules and regulations of the countries in which they operate, and to seek similar commitments across their own supplychain.
  • Procurement policy - We want to make sure that potential suppliers are committed to ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within their own supply chains. Our procurement policy and supporting procedures set out controls and checks undertaken to help verify this.
  • Safeguarding policy - This policy highlights the potential risks of modern slavery and human trafficking, including how to identify signs of exploitation and how to report concerns.

We make sure our suppliers are aware of our policies and adhere to the same standards.

Due Diligence

As part of our efforts to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains, we have adopted the following due diligence procedures:

  • Internal supplier audits.
  • Internal Photographer, Agent and Model audits

Our due diligence procedures aim to:

  • Identify and action potential risks in our business and supply chains.
  • Monitor potential risks in our business and supply chains
  • Reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and supply chains.
  • Risk and compliance

The Company has evaluated the nature and extent of its exposure to the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in its UK supply chain through:

  • Evaluating the slavery and human trafficking risks of each new supplier.
  • Reviewing on a regular basis all aspects of the supply chain based on supply chain mapping.
  • Checking all contributors who we publish

We consider that we operate in a high-risk environment because the models in our magazines could be vulnerable to coercive behaviours by photographers and agents.

We do not tolerate slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains. Where there is evidence of failure to comply with our policies and procedures by any of our suppliers, we will terminate our relationship with them and notify the authorities.

Effectiveness

The Company uses Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure its effectiveness and ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in its business and supply chains. These KPIs are as follows:

  • A review of all models to be used in each issue of our magazine
  • An annual review of our suppliers asking them to reconfirm their MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT.

The statement was approved by the board of directors.

 

John Gwyther-Sandover, Director

Alex Sandover Ltd (trading as Yummy Magazine)

May 6th, 2022