ANTI-SLAVERY AND ANTI-TRAFFICKING STATEMENT 2021/2022
Social Ikon is dedicated to ensuring that the way we conduct our business reflects our values and our belief that everyone should be treated with dignity and mutual respect in an environment that is free from harassment and discrimination. We are committed to practices that combat modern slavery and human trafficking, and to working with and encouraging any suppliers and clients to uphold the principles in this statement
Social Ikon is a social media platform which connects creators and fans. The site is inclusive of all content creators from all genres and allows them to develop relationships with their fan base. Social Ikon allows creators to earn an income from the content they want to share and how they share it in a secure environment ensuring full compliance with relevant laws, rules and regulations.
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. Social Ikon has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and, taking into account our creator/fan platform structure to implementing and enforcing effective systems to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our business or in any of our supply chains.
We are committed to ensuring that there are no modern slavery or human trafficking activities taking place on our platform or via our third-party suppliers. Our Anti-Slavery and Anti-Trafficking Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within the Social Ikon community.
On discovering child sexual abuse material (CSAM) we immediately report to the relevant authorities and provide them with as much information as possible to support their investigations and their efforts to safeguard any minors.
The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or throughout our supply chain is the responsibility of all those working for us, with us or under our control.
Our employees are required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this statement. All employees are required to read, understand and comply in full with our Anti-Slavery and Anti-Trafficking Policy. Internally we brief and encourage our employees to report any concerns or wrongdoings which extends to any human rights violations like modern slavery. All reports will be fully investigated, and appropriate remedial action taken. We enforce our Terms of Service and comply with our obligations as a host to remove content once reported. For our users we have a community reporting process which allows fans and creators and any concerned people to report any breaches of policy and regulations and law. This can be done by contacting [email protected]
We have a whistleblowing policy which encourages our employees to report any concerns or wrongdoings which extends to human rights violations like modern slavery. All reports are investigated, and appropriate action taken. If any employee or user or third party raises a genuine concern, they will not suffer any detriment as a result of doing so even if they turn out to be wrong.
5. Areas of Risk
We understand that our biggest exposure to modern slavery is within our own business. We are committed to report on key points of action that we intend to take going forward.
Our Executive Management have overall responsibility for ensuring that all those under our control comply with this statement and our related policies. Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring their teams understand this statement and comply with our Anti-Slavery and Anti-Trafficking Policy. We will continue to monitor and develop our practices in respect of combatting slavery or human trafficking. Our legal function is responsible for checking and testing the success of our commitments, and will work to ensure we meet our expectations.
Training on the risks Social Ikon faces from modern slavery in our business and if appropriate our supply chain are mandatory for all key individuals who work for us and is provided annually.
Our approach to modern slavery will continue to be communicated throughout our business and to any suppliers at the outset of any business relationship with them and shall be reinforced as appropriate thereafter.
We are committed to maintaining and improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.