Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios Ltd.

Registered Company Number: 08820160

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

2020-2021

Introduction

This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year <<2020- 2021>>.

The statement sets down Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios Ltd. commitment to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our business activities and the steps we have put in place with the aim of ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our own business and supply chains. We all have a duty to be alert to risks, however small.  Staff are expected to report their concerns and management to act upon them. 

Organisational structure and supply chains

This statement covers the business activities of Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios Ltd. which are as follows: 

Founded in 2009, Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios designs experiences for you to become an astronaut in your living room while dark energy is being created in your kitchen sink and a volcano erupts on your couch.We are an interdisciplinary design studio which devises subversive events, experiences and feature-length films. We work on multimedia, highly ambitious projects to empower countercultures and communities by building platforms for them to challenge power structures, while also allowing for change and critical thinking through multi-faceted immersive experiences.The team of architects, graphic designers, textile designers, philosophers and more are based in an artist collective in a train carriage on top of a nightclub.

Plurality is one of our core tenet and this means that this is also the way and mean by which we structure our studio.Each of us empower different craft and communities in our projects. Edna Pletchero, our head of music for example, also run apprentice initiatives for youths all around the UK,while working on all our music collaborations and stage design for bands such as Sigur Ros, Shabazz Palaces and others.We support the training of youths,through the University of the Underground,a charity we founded in 2017;which support free, pluralistic and transnational education.

The Company currently operates in the following countries: Europe and USA for the most part on multimedia projects.

The following is the process by which the Company assesses whether particular activities or countries are high risk in relation to modern slavery or human trafficking:

Our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015

Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios Ltd. is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking.

As an equal opportunities employer, we’re committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our staff. We want all our staff to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves.

Our 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.

We do not enter into business with any organisation, in the UK or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.

Our supply chain

Due to the nature of our business, we assess ourselves to have a low risk of modern slavery in our business and supply chains.

Our supply chains are limited and we procure goods and services from a restricted range of UK and overseas suppliers, mainly through UK government frameworks.

The UK SBS (our shared services provider) has also published its statement on slavery and human trafficking. This includes mechanisms for guarding against modern slavery in its clients’ supply chains.

Our policies in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015

The following policies are available to all staff through Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios Ltd intranet:

  • Code of conduct
  • Ethics policy
  • Whistleblowing policy
  • Bullying and harassment policy
  • Diversity and inclusion policy
  • Recruitment and selection policy

Embedding the principles

We will continue to embed the principles through:

  • providing awareness training to staff on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and informing them of the appropriate action to take if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking
  • ensuring that consideration of the modern slavery risks and prevention are added to Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios Ltd ‘s policy review process as an employer and procurer of goods and services
  • making sure Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios Ltd and UK SBS procurement strategies and contract terms and conditions include references to modern slavery and human trafficking
  • continuing to take action to embed a zero tolerance policy towards modern slavery
  • ensuring that staff involved in buying or procurement and the recruitment and deployment of workers receive training on modern slavery and ethical employment practices

This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement will be regularly reviewed and updated as necessary. The executive director- Nelly Ben Hayoun Studios Ltd.- endorses this policy statement and is fully committed to its implementation.

This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement has been approved and authorised by:

Nelly Ben Hayoun Ph.D

12th April 2020.

London- NBH.