31 March 2020 News
This slavery and human trafficking statement is made on behalf of Lanyon Communications Ltd (trading name Lanyon Group), pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act) for the financial year ending 30 April 2020. It sets out the steps that Lanyon Group has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Lanyon Group has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
Lanyon Communications Ltd
LANYON COMMUNCATIONS LTD (trading name Lanyon Group) is a limited company in Northern Ireland with registered number NI062387 Its registered office address is 1st Floor, Grand Central, Franklin Street, Belfast, BT1 3FF. Lanyon Group offers a wide range of corporate communications services including public relations, public affairs, marketing, event management, crisis/reputation management, stakeholder engagement and creative services (including design and videography). The firm works for a diverse range of private, public and third sector clients in Northern Ireland, Republic of Ireland and Great Britain.
Our supply chains
Given the sectors in which we operate, Lanyon Group considers its directly employed staff to be low risk in relation to the potential for modern slavery and human trafficking.
Lanyon Group’s primary high risk area with regards to any kind of modern slavery is when utilising third parties that we are trusted to buy external services from on behalf of many clients. These services can include printing, photography, videography, web design, venue hire, catering, and sound/AV production services. We have established a Supplier Code of Conduct with which we expect our suppliers to comply with. We may impose contractual obligations requiring compliance. We review our supply chains annually to evaluate forced labour risk and, if a risk is identified, we will take appropriate steps to address it. We will consider the conduct of each supplier against the Supplier Code of Conduct when awarding and/or renewing business with the supplier.
Lanyon Group has a number of policies and procedures which are relevant in relation to modern slavery and human trafficking and these set out our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in our business dealings. These policies include a Modern Slavery Policy, an Anti-Bribery Policy, a Gifts and Hospitality Policy and a Whistle-blowing Policy.
Lanyon Group employees have access to online resources which provide information on modern slavery compliance on a periodic basis. Lanyon Group raises awareness of the need for modern slavery compliance by discussing the code of conduct and what more can be done to ensure that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking. Lanyon Group also makes available to its employees guidance on where employees can access free and confidential advice in relation to workplace concerns or issues.
Lanyon Group periodically reviews its systems to ensure that it has robust policies and processes in place to mitigate the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking.
This statement has been approved by Lanyon Group’s founders and partners. This statement will be reviewed annually and made available on our website.