Modern slavery and human trafficking statement
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Real Deals Media Limited’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 January 2024.
Real Deals Media provides publishing and events management services relating to private equity, financial services and business-to-business sectors. The company is based wholly in the United Kingdom, distributes globally and organises events in the UK and Europe.
Our supply chains
Our supply chains relate to two main branches of the business: publishing and events.
- Publishing: Outside of our in-house employees, we utilise freelance journalists, a printing/mailing service and a fulfilment service.
- Events: We use numerous suppliers including hotels, conference centres and catering. These are often on a per-case basis.
- Other: Further suppliers of general office supplies and IT services.
These areas are periodically assessed for risk.
Modern slavery is a violation of fundamental human rights under the ECHR. Real Deals Media is committed to ensuring the eradication of modern slavery from its supply chain. We have reviewed our existing policies and determined the protections are sufficient for the prevention of slavery within the business itself. All individuals working for us directly do so under contracts signed before their first day.
All suppliers providing services valued in excess of £7,000 per contract will be queried for their statements on their compliance with the above act. This query should be carried out by the manager negotiating the contract. Any supplier not able to provide satisfactory reassurance will not be awarded business.
Failure to investigate a suppliers compliance with the act will be considered misconduct under company policy. Whistleblowers are protected under the company whistleblowing policy concerning legal compliance issues.
Code of conduct
Queries suppliers lacking a clear modern slavery statement should be asked to confirm the following;
- [The supplier] does not use any form of forced or coerced labour.
- [The supplier] takes reasonable steps to ensure it does not use forced labour in its supply chains.
- Workers are not required to pay recruitment or similar fees related to their employment or provide security deposits.
- Workers must not be required to surrender identification such as passports or work permits for any period longer than that required for legitimate processing.
- The free movement of workers is not restricted, and they are not required to reside in employer-owned residences.
- All workers are paid at least the minimum wage of the territory in which they are employed, paid at regular intervals.
- Maximum working hours to not exceed any legally defined limit for the territory in which the worker is employed.
- Overtime is voluntary, unless part of a legally recognized collective bargaining agreement, and is not conducted under coercion.
- All workers must have clear, understandable contracts in a language they understand.
- [The supplier] must ensure these policies and local employment laws, are actively promoted and enforced.
This statement is approved by Dave Bryan, CFO