Modern Slavery Statement

Modern Slavery Statement
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2022 for Time & Daughters Ltd (t/a Source Nine)This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps we have taken to minimise the risk of modern slavery in our business and supply chains.

Source Nine is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking occurring in any of its corporate activities. As a market research and customer insights organisation, our services are delivered to our clients. Our commitment is to ensure that those organisations that we actually contract with to receive goods and services are aware of our policies in order to comply with the Modern Slavery Act.

This commitment is evident through our company policies, which aim to uphold the highest ethical and professional standards. We ensure the adherence to policy commitments and compliance of current Government legislation and regulations

Our organisational structure and operations
Source Nine is an insights and strategy agency, working with businesses, charities, public institutions, NGOs and non-profits and the media and creative agencies that support them.. Source Nine employs 2 full time staff, supplemented by freelance staff as per the needs of projects.The vast majority of our suppliers and contractors are based in the UK.

Our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015
Source Nine is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking.As an equal opportunities employer, we are committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our staff. We want all our staff to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves and as such the company has an established whistleblowing policy which all staff can access alongside all other company policies on the company’s shared drive.

Our recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK, and where applicable subject to DBS checks in order to safeguard employees and apprentices from any abuse or coercion.

We do not enter into business with any organisation, in the UK or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.Our contracts with our clients allow us to terminate for convenience under a wide ranging all encompassing reputational damage contract clause which covers those to be found in breach of the modern slavery act.

Policies relating to slavery and human trafficking
Our Anti-slavery policy is posted on the company’s shared drive together with all other company policies and procedures.  It is an annual agenda item for discussion and consultation with our Board. It reflects our commitment to implementing and enforcing effective procedures and controls to minimise the risks of human trafficking and other modern slavery practices infiltrating our business operations and acting ethically and with integrity in all our business activities and relationships.

Due to the nature of our business, we assess ourselves to have a low risk of modern slavery in our business and supply chains.

Previous action
Source Nine introduced an anti-slavery policy to our board and this was incorporated into our Freelancer Onboarding Handbook.During last year our Directors underwent e-learning training in order to increase awareness of the signs and risks related to modern slavery and the ability to identify where such cases might be occurring.

Current action
We aim to take the following further steps over the course of the next financial year ending September 2024:Sample check a number of smaller suppliers based on risk identification to ensure adherence to the Modern Slavery Act

Run refresher training to ensure that relevant staff are up to speed with the latest on modern slavery and embed as part of induction processes

This statement has been approved by Robert Harrison-Plastow, Chief Executive Officer for the financial year ending 30 September 2023.This statement will be reviewed and updated every year.

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