Modern Slavery Statement
This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement is a response to Section 54(1), Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and relates to actions and activities for the financial year ending 31 March 2023.
IRSM Media Limited (‘the Company’, ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’) is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking violations in its own operations, its supply chain, and its products. We have zero-tolerance towards slavery and require our supply chain to comply with our values.
IRSM Media Limited has business operations in Hong Kong.
We operate in the Media and B2B Publishing sector. We work with a number of key direct suppliers, who provide us with goods, such as equipment for our premises, and services, IT software and marketing services.
For more information about the Company, please visit our website: https://www.insuranceasianews.com.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include the following:
- Whistleblowing policy – We encourage all workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking. Our whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy for workers to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation.
- Staff code of conduct – Our code makes clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them. We strive to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when operating abroad and managing our supply chain.
- Procurement policy – We are committed to ensuring that suppliers adhere to the highest standards of ethics. Suppliers are required to demonstrate that they provide safe working conditions where necessary, treat workers with dignity and respect, and act ethically and within the law in their use of labour. We work with suppliers to ensure that they meet the standards of the code and improve their workers’ working conditions. However, serious violations of our supplier code of conduct will lead to the termination of the business relationship.
We make sure our suppliers are aware of our policies and adhere to the same standards.
As part of our efforts to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains, we have adopted the following due diligence procedures:
Our due diligence procedures aim to:
- Identify and action potential risks in our business and supply chains.
- Monitor potential risks in our business and supply chains
- Reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and supply chains.
- Provide protection for whistleblowers.
Risk and compliance
We do not consider that we operate in a high-risk environment.
We do not tolerate slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains. Where there is evidence of failure to comply with our policies and procedures by any of our suppliers, we will seek to terminate our relationship with that supplier immediately.
Whilst we are committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking violations, we cannot say with certainty how effective the steps we are taking have been in ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our business and supply chains. As part of our work for the next financial year we will be considering how best to monitor the effectiveness of the actions taken.
Yawar Tharia, Director
IRSM Media Limited
25 July, 2022