Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Please note: This policy was last reviewed in November 2021.

Introduction

This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year 1 April 2021 to 31 March 2022.

The statement sets down Happy Hour Productions’ commitment to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our business activities and the steps we have put in place with the aim of ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our own business and supply chains. We all have a duty to be alert to risks, however small. Staff are expected to report their concerns and management to act upon them.

Organisational Structure and Supply Chains

This statement covers the business activities of Happy Hour Productions which are as follows:

  • Production of television and radio advertising
  • Production of marketing and communications videos
  • Creative production services

The Company currently operates in the following countries:

  • United Kingdom

We have published our Anti-Slavery Policy to all staff. Our Management Team have the responsibility of ensuring that our Anti-Slavery Policy is complied with and addressing any issues. Our Whistleblowing Policy ensures all employees can highlight concerns about practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of personal consequences. Our recruitment procedure includes eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking.

Responsibility for the Company’s anti-slavery initiatives is as follows:

  • Policies: The Agency Partner is responsible for creating and reviewing policies. Policies are developed by looking at best practice and adapting to the needs of the Company.
  • Risk assessments: The Production Manager is responsible for risk assessments in respect of human rights and modern slavery.
  • Due diligence: The Management Team is responsible for due diligence in relation to known or suspected instances of modern slavery and human trafficking.

Training

To ensure a good understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains, the Company makes Modern Slavery training available to all staff via an external training provider.

Policies

The Company is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our business or our supply chains. This Statement affirms its intention to act ethically in our business relationships.

The following policies set down our approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our operations:

  • Whistleblowing policy - the Company encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to its direct activities or its supply chains.
  • Code of Conduct - The Code of Conduct sets down the actions and behaviour expected of employees when representing the Company.
  • Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy - The Company’s CSR policy summarises how we manage our environmental impacts and how we work responsibly with suppliers and local communities.
Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking

The Company undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers. The Company’s due diligence process includes building long-standing relationships with key suppliers and casting agents and making clear our expectations of business partners.

Performance indicators

The Company uses key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we are in ensuring slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains, including offering courses in how to identify modern slavery to all staff and in-sourcing wherever possible rather than outsourcing.

This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement will be regularly reviewed and updated as necessary. The Management Team endorses this policy statement and is fully committed to its implementation.

This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement has been approved and authorised by Tom George, CEO. 1 November 2021.

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