Uncommonly Ltd Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement
This statement, made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (‘Act‘), sets out steps Uncommonly Ltd (‘Uncommonly‘) has taken and is continuing to take to understand and minimise the potential risk of modern slavery in its business and supply chains.
Our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015
Uncommonly is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, to understanding modern slavery risks, and to the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking.
Uncommonly is a small, UK-based independent content agency, founded in the summer of 2018 by three founding partners who are also directors. Our turnover is considerably below the legal threshold outlined in the Act, but we recognise the importance of every business, big or small, doing everything it can to adhere to the principles that inspired the Act – and ensuring that there is no modern slavery in our business supply lines.
As an equal-opportunities employer, Uncommonly is committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for its staff. Uncommonly wants all its staff to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves. Uncommonly’s recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and to safeguard employees from any abuse or coercion once under our employment.
Most of our work is in content, in print, online and in video, along with some work in branding, events, ideation and copywriting. As such, many of our suppliers are freelance writers, photographers and illustrators – who work freely, by choice, and who we believe behave ethically in the way they work, which is important to us as a business.
We are undertaking due diligence with regard to our other key suppliers. These are UK-based businesses that provide repro-house and print services and who have policies on modern slavery in place. We enforce a strict code of compliance and do not tolerate slavery and human trafficking within our supply chains. For example, if we find evidence of a failure to comply with any modern slavery policy, we will immediately seek to terminate our relationship with the relevant supplier.
We also work with model agencies from time and are now committed to working solely with model agencies committed to stopping modern slavery and people trafficking.
We have appointed our managing partner, Sarah Glyde, who is in charge of the implementation of this ongoing process, but we are keen that everyone in the business understands what this involves and why this due diligence is important.
Our process is designed to:
- Establish and assess areas of potential risk in our business and supply chains;
- Monitor potential risk areas in our business and supply chains;
- Reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring In our business and supply chains; and
- provide adequate protection for whistle-blowers.
Uncommonly does not knowingly enter into business with any organisation, in the United Kingdom or abroad, which supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
Updated January 2023