Corporate
Social Responsibility

Modern Slavery Act Statement

This statement is published in accordance with the Modern Slavery act 2015 for the year ended 31 December 2018.  Talon recognises that we have a responsibility to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking from existing in either our business or our supply chain.

While we believe that both the business and the industry sector in which we operate are relatively low risk, and we have not identified any modern slavery concerns during the 2017 review, this statement reflects and sets out our commitment to developing and implementing policies and practices to ensure that we do not allow modern slavery and human trafficking to take place in our business or supply chain.

Our Business

Talon is an independent specialist media agency operating primarily in the UK out-of-home advertising sector.  We work with advertisers, advertising agencies and media owners to deliver industry leading advertising campaigns across a range of formats.

The main office for the business is in London –with centralised management, recruitment and procurement functions - but we provide services across the UK as well as in a number of international markets.  It is our intention to expand the scope of our international activities further and any due diligence in relation to this will include ensuring the prevention of modern slavery and human trafficking within these expanded operations.

Our supply chain

The company has established strong, long-term relationships across our supply chain.  We believe that this ensures the standards of our services remain at the highest level and we work closely with these suppliers to achieve this.  As part of this, we believe that these long-term relationships ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain and we will look to develop this further

Policies

Talon has clear employment policies and process in place including policies to help protect individuals from exploitation.  The employment policies include carrying out identity checks on new employees, ensuring that new workers have the right to work in the UK and maintaining copies of the relevant identity documentation.

We also have a whistle-blowing policy in place, which encourages our employees to report any wrongdoing in our business, including any matters related to modern slavery or human trafficking. If we receive any reports in relation to whistle-blowing such matters will be fully investigated and the appropriate action taken.

We expect our suppliers to have appropriate anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes and we are taking steps to ensure that the key contractual relationships reflect this requirement.  We will be carrying out a risk assessment of our key suppliers on an annual basis and will address any areas of concern with them.

As part of ensuring continuous improvement, Talon will review its policies on an annual basis to ensure that these reflect best practice and the policies will be updated as required.

Training

To ensure that there is an understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking, all member of the senior management team have been briefed on the subject and training is being provided to relevant members of our team involved in managing our supply chain relationships.

Eric Newnham
CEO