Modern Slavery Statement
The Kite Factory Limited is an award-winning independent agency working with a diverse group of largely UK based clients providing media planning, buying and related consultancy services.
Where clients are not UK based, they are located in the US, Canada, Australia, Germany, Switzerland and Chile.
The Kite Factory operates out of one office in London, and we are managed by a Board of directors who ensure that the business commits to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
The Kite Factory is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or any part of our business. The Kite Factory is an equal-opportunities employer, and we are committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our staff.
Our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
The Kite Factory recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and provides safeguards from abuse once in our employment.
The Kite Factory maintains the following policies which are accessible to all staff in our handbook which are published on our Intranet. All staff are required to read our policies when they join The Kite Factory:
- Ethics Policy
- Whistleblowing policy
- Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Policy
- Anti-Bribery & Corruption Policy
- Equal Opportunities Policy
- Recruitment and Selection policy
Contractors working in our premises also have the right to protection under our whistleblowing policy.
Our supply chain
Owing to the nature of our business being service related, our supply chain is limited and predominantly consists of goods and services purchased in order to enable us to deliver our services in an effective and efficient way. The main categories we procure for our clients are media space from a range of Media Owners, including TV, radio, press and digital. Internally we have suppliers related to our information technology, facilities management and property space.
We procure goods and services from a limited range of UK and overseas suppliers. The overseas suppliers and partners, based in the US, Canada, Australia, Germany, Switzerland and Chile, that we work with are sourced via a third-party consultancy and prior to appointing that third party consultancy we confirmed that they have their own set of procedures to mitigate any risk of modern slavery and human trafficking.
Embedding the principles
Over the past 12 months, The Kite Factory have undertaken the following activities.
- Made staff aware of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 during the Induction Training and informed them of the appropriate action to take if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking.
- Ensured that consideration of the modern slavery risks and prevention form part of our procurement process.
During 2022-2023 financial year, The Kite Factory will undertake the following activities.
- Continue to develop a staff awareness strategy for the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and reporting mechanisms if a case of slavery or human trafficking is suspected.
- Embed the Modern Slavery Act 2015 into our Whistleblowing Policy and other related processes.
- Conduct a regular audit of current suppliers to ensure that they are upholding the highest standards regarding their approach to the risks of modern slavery.
- Review our procurement process to ensure that managing the risks of modern slavery are central to our processes.
This statement was approved on 1st January 2023 by our board of directors, who review and update it annually.