Modern Slavery Statement

Modern Slavery Statement

As part of the digital marketing industry, the risks relating to modern slavery are not prominent. Still, Charles Floate Training recognizes that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking.

Charles Floate Training is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.

Organisational structure and supply chains
This statement covers the activities of Charles Floate Training.

Charles Floate Training is a leading performance SEO agency connecting people to brands. Our media strategies are based on people’s behaviors – understanding how audiences think, feel, and act – so we reach them contextually during the moments that matter.

We work across the full spectrum of media planning and buying, with media teams dedicated to client servicing, broadcast, publishing, digital, data, and content production.

Our key suppliers are media owners, research companies, and software service providers. Modern forms of slavery are not prevalent in the industries in which these suppliers operate.

The organization currently operates in England.

Relevant policies
Our People & Culture director writes policies to reflect the values and ethical standing of the organization across all areas. It is signed off by our Chief Executive Officer, Charles Floate.

The organization operates the following policies that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations:

Whistleblowing policy
The organization encourages all its workers, customers, and other business partners to report any concerns related to its direct activities or supply chains. This includes any circumstances that may increase the risk of slavery or human trafficking. Employees, customers, or others who have concerns can speak to their line manager or our People & Culture team if they have any concerns.

Employee handbook and induction
Our Handbook clarifies to employees the actions and behavior expected of them when representing the organization. The organization strives to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behavior when operating abroad and managing its supply chain.

New employees are given the handbook when they first join and made aware of how to identify signs of modern slavery and the next steps to take if they suspect it is taking place within our business or supply chain.

Recruitment / Agency workers policy
The organization uses only specified, reputable employment agencies to source labor and always verifies the practices of any new agency it is using before accepting workers from that agency.

Due diligence
The organization undertakes due diligence when considering new suppliers and regularly reviews existing ones.

Chief Executive Officer approval
This statement was approved by the organization’s Chief Executive Officer, who reviews and updates it annually.

Charles Floate, Chief Executive Officer – Charles Floate Training