ASM GLOBAL ANTI-SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT
1: Statement from Chris Bray, Executive Vice President, ASM Global (European Region)
The European Region of ASM Global (comprised of AEG Facilities (UK) Limited, SMG Europe Holdings Limited, SMG (UK) Limited, CGC Events Limited and other associated companies) is committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within its business and supply chain and imposes the same high standards on its suppliers. Our Anti-Slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implement effective systems to ensure slavery and human trafficking do not take place anywhere within our supply chains.
2: Structure of the organisation
The European Region of ASM Global is one of Europe’s largest venue management operators with over 5,300 workers (including full and part time employees as well as casual staff). ASM Global operates AO Arena (Manchester), OVO Arena Wembley, First Direct Arena (Leeds), Utilita Arena (Newcastle), The Bridgewater Hall (Manchester), Bonus Arena (Hull), The Barbican (York), P&J Live (Aberdeen), The Playhouse (Whitley Bay), Olympia (London), Avicii Arena (Stockholm), Annexet (Stockholm), Friends Arena (Stockholm), Tele2 Arena (Stockholm), Södra Teatern (Stockholm), Mosebacketerrassen (Stockholm), Hovet (Stockholm) and Rudolf Weber Arena (Germany). The ASM Global European Region also includes CGC Events Limited, an events catering company based in Yorkshire.
As the annual turnover of the European Region of ASM Global is in excess of the £36M threshold set out in the Modern Slavery Act 2015; it is required to publish a statement setting out the measures it takes to prevent modern slavery.
As part of our commitment to combating modern slavery, we have implemented an Anti-Slavery Policy. A copy of our policy is available upon request.
4: Due diligence
As part of our efforts to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring within our supply chains, we have adopted various due diligence procedures, including a Supplier & Partner Due Diligence Questionnaire, (details of which are set out in our Anti- Slavery Policy).
Our procedures are 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
- provide adequate protection for whistleblowers
5: Risk and compliance
The European Region of ASM Global regularly evaluates the nature and extent of its exposure to the risk of modern slavery occurring in its supply chain. ASM Global has established a Corporate Risk Committee to oversee and ensure effective risk management occurs across the European business. The Corporate Risk Committee is responsible for ensuring the corporate risk register is kept up to date, regularly reviewed and that effective mitigations are in place. Supply chain risks, including the risks of modern slavery, are considered by the Corporate Risk Committee as part of its function. However, we do not consider that we operate in high-risk sectors or locations at present.
We ensure all our suppliers adhere to our Anti-Slavery Policy. We enforce a strict code of compliance and do not tolerate slavery and human trafficking within our supply chains. For example, if we were to find evidence of a failure to comply with our Anti-Slavery Policy, we would immediately seek to terminate our relationship with the relevant supplier.
We invest in educating our staff to recognise the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains. Through our training programmes, employees are encouraged to identify and report any potential breaches of our anti-slavery and human trafficking policy. Employees are taught the benefits of stringent measures to tackle slavery and human trafficking, as well as the consequences of failing to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from our business and supply chains. An example of a training course we will administer is: “Modern Slavery 3.0” via our e-learning platform, which is a course designed to help employees understand what modern slavery is, who is affected, and what to do if signs of modern slavery are spotted.
7: Further actions and sign-off
ASM Global ensures that modern slavery and human trafficking issues are kept under regular review by the Corporate Risk Committee.
This statement is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 2022 in respect of ASM Global’s European Region.
Executive Vice President, ASM Global European Region