Anti Slavery & Human Trafficking Policy

Our hope is to see a world where no one is left behind. That world can only be built if we have the right foundation: respect for human rights. We aim to advance and promote respect for human rights in everything we do – within our workplaces, through our supply and distribution chains.

Human rights are fundamental rights and freedoms belonging to everyone. As the societal context does not stand still and we are faced with new challenges, it is critical that our policies and measures address these to ensure human rights are respected, particularly for the most vulnerable. We must always be vigilant in respecting artists’ rights in our value chains.

With the world’s ever-accelerating pace of change and speed with which we operate, we must not compromise on doing things the right way. Everyone who works for or with us has a responsibility to live and uphold our values, day in and day out.

But, despite laws and systems, the sad reality is that people all around the world remain vulnerable to modern slavery and human trafficking. We’re seeing borderless labour and the changing world of work contributing to the genesis of an often informal and invisible workforce. As a result, people are exposed to unregulated working hours and fluctuating pay, without access to benefits or representation.

Our studio has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.

We respect and value human rights for the following reasons:

  • All companies have a responsibility to respect human rights, which means to avoid infringing on the human rights of others and to address these impacts where they occur, as set out in the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights;
  • Companies that are participants of the United Nations Global Compact make a public commitment to respect and support human rights and comply with international standards;
  • Respecting human rights is the right thing to do;
  • Companies that respect human rights earn and secure their ‘social license to operate’, and avoid potentially costly company-community conflicts;
  • Companies that respect human rights may better anticipate and manage operational and regulatory risks, and are well poised to comply with future legal and regulatory requirements.

Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person's liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.

The studio is also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners.

As part of our contracting processes, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.

What do we mean by modern slavery?

Modern slavery can take many forms. It is a complex and multi-faceted problem. The MSA covers four key criminal activities:

Slavery: where ownership is exercised over an individual.

Servitude: involves the obligation to provide service imposed by coercion.

Forced and compulsory labour: all work or service, not voluntarily performed, which is obtained from an individual under the threat of force or penalty.

Human trafficking: involves arranging or facilitating the travel of another with a view to exploiting them.

How we seek to embed our anti-slavery policy in practice

To underpin our policy commitments, we are in the process of implementing the following measures:

• We will conduct regular risk assessments to determine which parts of our own business and which of our supply chains are most at risk from modern slavery.

• Where appropriate, as informed by our risk assessment, we will engage directly with suppliers in respect of our anti-slavery policy in order to gain a proper understanding of the measures they have in place to ensure that modern slavery is not occurring within their own businesses, and, where appropriate, agree how such measures could be enhanced.

Communication and Awareness of this Policy

Training on this policy, and on the risk our business faces from modern slavery in its supply chains, forms part of the induction process for all individuals who work for us, and regular training will be provided as necessary. Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery must be communicated to all suppliers, contractors and business partners at the outset of our business relationship with them and reinforced as appropriate thereafter.

To date, we haven’t been made aware of any human trafficking or slavery activities within the supply chain. However, if any were highlighted to us, we would act immediately in accordance with our legal and moral obligations.

We are committed to ensuring that human rights are respected, upheld and advanced across our operations and value chain, wherever we do business.

We respect all internationally recognised human rights that are relevant to our operations. We prohibit discrimination, forced, trafficked and child labour. We are committed to safe and healthy working conditions, the right to freedom of association and collective bargaining, and to effective information and consultation procedures. We expect our partners to adhere to business principles consistent with our own. We recognise the importance of dialogue with employees, workers and external stakeholders who are, or could potentially be, affected by our actions.

We continue to build our employees’ and workers’ awareness and knowledge of human rights, encouraging them to speak up, without retribution, about any concerns they may have, including through our grievance channels. We continually evaluate and review how best to strengthen our approach to addressing human rights.

Breaches of This Policy

The breach of this policy by an employee, director or officer of the Company may lead to disciplinary action being taken in accordance with the Company’s Disciplinary Procedure. Serious breaches may be regarded as gross misconduct and can lead to immediate dismissal.

All colleagues will be expected to co-operate to the fullest extent possible in any investigation into suspected breaches of this policy or any related processes or procedures.

If any part of this policy is unclear, clarification should be sought from us by contacting us via email.

Status of This Policy

This Anti-Slavery Policy will be reviewed by the proprietors and the management of the company on a regular basis.

This notice reflects the Company’s current practice. will update the notice from time to time to reflect legal and operational requirements.

Size Guide

Centimeters (CM)

Inches (IN)

50CM x 40CM

19 11/16 in X 15 3/4 in

50CM x 50CM

19 11/16 in X 19 11/16 in

60CM x 60CM

23 5/8 in X 23 5/8 in

70CM x 50CM

27 9/16 in X 19 11/16 in

80CM x 60CM

31 1/2 in X 23 5/8 in

100CM x 80CM

39 3/8 in X 31 1/2 in

140CM x 110CM

55 1/8 in X 43 5/16 in