Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement

Introduction
Brandfuel is committed to upholding the human rights of workers and to treating them with dignity and respect as understood by the international community. This applies to all workers, including temporary, migrant, student, contract, direct employees, and any other type of worker.

Our supply chains
Our supply chains includes the sourcing of resource and materials principally relating to the creative industry and event management.

Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
Our Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement reflects our commitment to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place.

As such, all of our suppliers are expected to uphold the following labour standards:

  • They will not use or permit any form of forced, bonded (including debt bondage) or indentured labour, involuntary prison labour, sex trafficking, slavery or trafficking of people in any stage of its business operations. This includes transporting, harboring, recruiting, transferring or receiving any person by means of threat, force, coercion, abduction or fraud for the purpose of exploitation. All work must be voluntary and all of their workers, including student interns, must be free to leave work at any time or terminate their employment without reprisal. Workers will not be required to surrender any government ­issued identification, passports, or work permits as a condition of employment. Excessive fees are unacceptable and suppliers will disclose all fees charged to workers.
  • They will not use child labour in any stage of their business operations. The term “child” refers to any person under the age of 15, or under the age for completing compulsory education, or under the minimum age for employment in the country, whichever is greatest. The suppliers may use legitimate, voluntary workplace apprenticeship programs, such as student internships, as long as they comply with all laws and regulations. Workers under the age of 18 will not perform work that is likely to jeopardise their health, safety or well­being.
  • Workweeks will not exceed the maximum set by local law. Suppliers must ensure that workers receive at least one day off per seven­ day week.
  • Compensation paid to their workers must comply with all applicable wage laws, including those relating to minimum wages, overtime hours and legally mandated benefits. The supplier will compensate workers for overtime consistent with applicable local law. They will not permit deductions from wages as a disciplinary measure. They will provide workers with the basis on which workers are paid via pay stub or similar documentation.
  • All of the supplier’s employees, including migrant and foreign workers, must be employed in full compliance with applicable immigration and labour laws.

Compliance
The Board of Directors is responsible for compliance with this statement and the heads of the respective departments are responsible for the management of their supplier relationships.

If Brandfuel has reason to believe that a breach of this certification has occurred or may occur, Google may terminate its relationship with the supplier immediately.

Training
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 relevant members of staff. All Directors have been briefed on the subject.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.