Modern Slavery Statement 2017
This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps taken by Live Nation (Music) UK Limited, and its subsidiaries including (but not limited to) Academy Music Group Ltd, D F Concerts Ltd and Festival Republic Limited, to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains.
Still to this day, slavery and human trafficking are a scourge on our society and can affect anyone, regardless of age, gender, race or nationality. We, at Live Nation, do not believe that there is a place for such practices in today’s world and we recognise our responsibility, as a global company, to tackle such risks. We are committed to working ethically and with integrity in our business dealings to ensure that all individuals are treated with dignity and respect. Our aim is to continue to scrutinise and enhance the policies that we have in place to, one day, eradicate such practices altogether.
Live Nation (Music) UK Limited is a private limited company registered in England and Wales with registered offices at 2nd Floor, Regent Arcade House, 19-25 Argyll Street, London, W1F 7TS.
We are part of a group of companies that make up Live Nation Entertainment, Inc, which has over 20,000 employees globally and operates in 41 different countries.
Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment company comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. We are dedicated to helping live music fans find concert tickets and information about their favourite artists and venues. We always work to the highest standards to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and regulations and expect these standards to be mirrored by anyone that we work with. We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking anywhere in our supply chain.
We are continuously working to minimise the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking across our whole operation. Our Anti-Slavery Policy reflects this dedication and a copy of the policy can be found on our website.
Our due diligence process
Each of our suppliers is expected to adhere to our high standards. Our procurement process ensures that key suppliers comply with all necessary laws and regulations; they are required to:
- take reasonable steps to protect the health and ensure the safety of their own workforce and all workers in their supply chain;
- not use or allow to be used any slavery in the performance of their obligations to us;
- comply with all local laws and best practices with regard to the suitability of employee working conditions;
- allow their workforce the freedom to leave their employment without the threat of deterrents;
- take steps to prevent the illegal treatment of their workforce by their management or any third party;
- have an anti-bribery policy;
- where necessary, work with us to identify, audit and eradicate areas perceived to be at risk of modern slavery and human trafficking; and
- show a continued commitment to work with us to rectify any risk of modern slavery.
Areas of risk
We work hard to identify areas within our business that may be at risk of modern slavery and pay particular attention to the complexities of engaging temporary staff and the type of work that they may undertake. We are committed to ensuring that such staff are treated fairly and with respect and that any risks are minimised and eradicated completely in a timely way.
Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking
We are confident in our policy’s ability to combat modern slavery and human trafficking and aim to ensure that our suppliers are aware of it and remain compliant with it. We will endeavour to ensure that our suppliers emulate our values in relation to modern slavery.
To ensure a complete understanding of the issues and risks associated with modern slavery and human trafficking, our aim is to provide training to all members of staff who may work in areas exposed to a high level of risk in relation to modern slavery and human trafficking. The training programme will be reviewed annually and we will ensure refresher courses are available to any staff member who requests them.
Chief Operating Officer
UK and Ireland
Date: 30 June 2017
Modern Slavery Policy 2017
Our Policy Statement
We, at Live Nation, recognise that slavery and human trafficking remain a blight on today’s society. We have a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to working ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships. We are dedicated to implementing and enforcing controls to ensure that all individuals are treated with dignity and respect to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.
Our commitment to doing everything we can to combat modern slavery means we all have an obligation to ensure legal compliance, to uphold ethical standards, and to combat human rights violations. We expect everyone in our supply chain to adopt the same high standards. To ensure compliance and as part of our contracting processes, we require that the following statement be included:
“[Third party] warrants and undertakes to Live Nation that it:
- i. will not engage in any activity, practice or conduct which would constitute an offence under the Modern Slavery Act 2015; and
- ii. has and will maintain in place adequate procedures, as referred to in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and any guidance issued by the Secretary of State, designed to prevent any person (including an employee, agent, subsidiary, supplier or sub-contractor) who performs services or provides goods for or on its behalf from undertaking any conduct that would give rise to an offence under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.”
This Policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including all our employees, directors, volunteers, agents, contractors, consultants, suppliers, and business partners.
Responsibility for Our Policy
The board of directors has the overall responsibility of ensuring our compliance with all legal and ethical obligations, and for ensuring that all those in the business comply with this policy.
Management at all levels is responsible for ensuring that their teams understand and comply with this policy and are given access to suitable and regular training, when necessary.
The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery is the responsibility of all of us.
Compliance with Our Policy
All persons working for us or on our behalf must read, understand and comply with this Policy and avoid anything that might lead to a breach of it.
Individuals should raise concerns or suspicions of modern slavery in any part of our business with their manager as soon as they become aware of it and must notify their manager if they believe or suspect a conflict with the policy has occurred.
If individuals are unsure whether a particular activity constitutes a breach of this policy, this should be raised with their manager. We always encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken.
Communication and Awareness of Our Policy
We are working on providing training on the policy to all employees who are deemed to be working in areas of the business that may be exposed to the risk of modern slavery and trafficking.
All staff involved with engaging third parties on behalf of the business must communicate our zero tolerance approach to prospective parties at the outset of any business relationship and reinforce our approach as appropriate thereafter.
Breaches of Our Policy
We may terminate our relationship with third parties working with us or on our behalf if they fail to comply with our policy.
Chief Operating Officer
UK and Ireland
Date: 30 June 2017