Entertainment Magpie Group Limited (the ‘Group’) recognises that modern slavery and human trafficking are significant global issues presenting a challenge for businesses worldwide. The Group has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and is committed to playing its part in eradicating this within its business and supply chains.
Through identifying the risk, increasing the transparency of supply chains and working collaboratively with suppliers we are committed to ensuring our organisation operates ethically. This will involve the continuous monitoring of the risks, continuous improvement of our supply chain and improved training.
The Group is a market leader in the ‘re-commerce’ field, enabling millions of customers to sell their unwanted CDs, DVDs, Games and Tech items quickly and easily. The items purchased are then refurbished and sold through various channels including online and through wholesale partnerships.
The largest supplier to the company is the public, selling their unwanted items, however to enable the Group to operate it has an extensive supply chain including a wide range of suppliers, subcontractors and partners of which each also have their own suppliers, subcontractors and partners. The Group is therefore connected to multiple supply chains through supply relationships across many countries.
The company employs approximately 800 staff who are based in the UK and the US. The majority of our staff are directly employed by the company, with a number of agency staff complementing our staff levels. With the majority of our staff being directly employed, the greatest risk of slavery and human trafficking to the Group is outside of its organisation and in the supply chain.
A large proportion of the consumables used within the company are manufactured in the UK. This includes cardboard boxes, bubble lined envelopes and other packaging items. Having reviewed our business operations and supplier relationships, we believe that the area which are at highest risk in relation to modern day slavery and human trafficking is that of the purchase of technology parts and accessories. To that end, we have ongoing and open communication with our suppliers to reinforce our values in relation to taking steps to remove the risk of slavery or human trafficking within our business or supply chain.
In terms of due diligence, we have processes in place to highlight potential risk areas. Suppliers to the business have been requested to submit their own statements in relation to modern day slavery and complete a modern day slavery due diligence questionnaire. The aim of this questionnaire is to clarify the nature of their supply chains, confirmation of any programs they are operating in relation to slavery and human trafficking and further details of due diligence they conduct. This information will be retained on file and continually updated and monitored.
Training in relation to modern day slavery has been completed by key personnel to enable them and us as a business to identify the risks, and respond appropriately.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Entertainment Magpie Limited’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st May 2018.
Chief Executive Officer
10 January 2019