Modern Slavery Statement
S.J.M. Limited trading as S.J.M. Concerts
This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps taken by SJM Ltd, to ensure that slavery and human trafficking (together known as modern slavery) are not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains.
S.J.M. Concerts Is one of the UK's leading promoters, working in partnership with some of the UK's most prominent artists and concerts to provide promotion and ticketing.
S.J.M. Concerts currently operates solely in the UK and Ireland and employs circa 73 employees. The financial year ends 31st December, and this statement is published for the calendar year 2021.
During the course of most of 2020 the coronavirus pandemic prevented S.J.M. Concerts from operating. We were able to build our business up again during the course of the financial year 2021 although clearly it was also not a normal trading year and that has had an impact on our ability to focus on new initiatives to refine our risk assessments and risk measures. This statement therefore sets out the steps which we have continued to keep in place to manage our risks in this important area. We are yet to conclude our strategy for the future but we propose to renew our focus on it during the course of the financial 2022 with the aim of improving on the steps outlined in this statement.
At S.J.M. Concerts we have a zero tolerance rule in relation to modern slavery. We recognise that it can take many forms and can appear at all levels of both supply chains and recruitment processes but what is common to them all is the impact on their victims and their families.
In order to minimise the risk of modern slavery infiltrating our business, we are taking a number of steps across our operations, the main ones being:
- We have a policy in place, that applies to all staff at all levels, which sets out our zero tolerance rule and the proactive approach that all staff must take to help ensure that modern slavery Is not present in our business or supply chains.
- All suppliers are expected to achieve high standards of regulatory compliance, particularly in relation to modern slavery.
- Via our relationship with those suppliers we seek to ensure that each and every single supplier:
- takes all necessary actions to ensure the health and safety of all labour engaged in their business and supply chain;
- is vigilant of, and adopts a zero tolerance approach to issues of modern slavery;
- complies with all laws and regulations in relation to working conditions;
- has and adheres to an anti-bribery policy; and
- works with us to allow us to audit areas of potential risk and then takes the necessary actions to reduce that risk.
- Together with the policy referred to above, all staff have now completed a program of training and we intend to require new staff joining the company during the course of 2022 to also carry out training in relation to their responsibilities to be vigilant to the risks of modern slavery and guiding them on key signs that could indicate risks of modern slavery being present.
We will continue to review the steps we have taken and consider what else we can do to minimise the risk further. To date we have not found any instances of modern slavery in our business or its supply chain.
This statement has been approved by the board of directors of S.J.M Concerts Limited.
Date: 04 May 2022