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Introduction from the Founder & CEO.
Canopy are committed to ensuring our practices limit the risk of combat slavery and human trafficking and this is reflected in our guiding principles. We will strive to apply the necessary controls within our organisation that endeavour to minimise the risk of modern slavery and humans rights violations across our business operations and supply chains. Neither we nor, to the best of our knowledge, our supply chain make use of forced labour.

Canopy’s Business and Structure
For over 15 years, Canopy have been strategically partnering with many of the largest publishing groups in the UK to enhance and recapture their coverage of the media sales market. At a time when the modern media landscape is harder than ever to navigate, Canopy Media specialise in driving results by identifying and securing increasingly hard-to-reach advertiser budgets. Our business is focused on managing the sales and fulfilment for revenue lines where our partners no longer have the resource or reach, enabling them to focus on the core, high growth revenue lines. Our employees operate out of our offices in London and Manchester. We have an annual turnover in excess of £25 million.

Our supply chains
We at Canopy are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our supply chains include established media owners and the various supply chains needed to ensure both their print and digital inventory are printed and published every day of the year. Due to the nature of our work and the industry we are in, that the risk of modern slavery in operation within our supply chain is low.
We have taken the following steps to assess and manage any risk associated with modern slavery:

  • Undertaking due diligence for all suppliers appropriate to the level of risk identified in terms of the territory and industry in which they work.

  • Training and awareness of staff on the Modern Slavery Act 2015

  • Monitoring and Risk Assessment / evaluation through questionnaires our service providers to help identify potential risk

  • Our standard terms of business templates or those of the suppliers we use, contain modern slavery provisions which prohibit suppliers and their employees and sub-suppliers from engaging in modern slavery.

Within Canopy
Within our own business we take the following actions:

  • We always ensure all staff have a written contract of employment.

  • We always ensure staff have the right to work in the UK.

  • We provide information to all new recruits on their statutory rights including sick pay, holiday pay and any other benefits they may be entitled to.

  • We continue to invest in the professional development, health and wellbeing of our staff.

  • We conduct due diligence checks on any recruitment agency that we use to ensure that it is reputable and conduct appropriate checks on all staff that they supply to us.

  • Protect whistle blowers

Our team collate results and through this policy will ensure any new business or project is monitored for compliance to the act.

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to our staff.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement as approved by the Board for the financial year ending 31st March 2022.

Chris Grey
Founder & CEO, Canopy Media Management Ltd

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