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Anti-Slavery Policy


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 (“modern slavery”), all of which include the deprivation of a person's liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain

At Novum Audio Visual LTD, we have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and are fully committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our operation and supply chain. We have taken concrete steps to tackle modern slavery, as outlined in our statement. This statement sets out the actions that we have taken to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to our business, and to implement steps to prevent slavery and human trafficking during the financial year 2020.

Our business and supply chains

Novum Audio Visual Ltd, Unit 1 Plot 7F Claymore, Tame Valley Industrial Estate, Tamworth, Staffs B77 5DQ.

Novum Audio Visual Ltd are Events and Installations professionals. We specialise in conference and technical event production and detailed installations within numerous organisations, venues and locations.

We operate within the UK solely.

Our policy applies to all (ALL), including employees, directors, freelancers, contract staff, suppliers, contract staff, third party representatives and external consultants.

Here at Novum Audio Visual Ltd we (ALL) are committed to implementing and enforcing effective working systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our business or in any of our supply chains. We ensure we are clear in our policy and our expectations with regards to modern slavery within our business and within our supply chain. We will always ensure we are acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships with regards to this issue and our policy.

We establish a relationship of trust and reliability with all our suppliers, which is built upon mutually beneficial factors. Our supplier selection and on-boarding procedure includes due diligence of the supplier's reputation, respect for the law, compliance with health, safety and environmental standards, and references. We expect our suppliers


Identifying Modern Slavery

There is no typical victim of modern slavery, and some victims do not understand they have been exploited and are entitled to help and support.

However, the following key signs could indicate that someone may be a victim of modern slavery or human trafficking:

(a) The person is not in possession of their own passport, identification or travel documents.

(b) The person is acting as though they are being instructed or coached by someone else.

(c) The person allows others to speak for them when spoken to directly.

(d) The person is dropped off and collected from work.

(e) The person is withdrawn or appears frightened.

(f) The person does not seem to be able to contact friends or family freely.

(g) The person has limited social interaction or contact with people outside of their immediate environment.

The above list is not exhaustive. A person may display a number of the indicators set out above, but they may not necessarily be a victim of slavery or trafficking.


Novum Audio Visual Ltd operates the following policies for identifying and preventing slavery and human trafficking in our operations:

Whistleblowing Policy - we encourage all employees, customers and suppliers to report any suspicion of slavery or human trafficking without fear of retaliation.

Staff Handbook - our handbook encourages employees to do the right thing by clearly stating the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing the business. We strive to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when operating abroad and managing our supply chain.

Awareness and Implementation of our policy

All Directors and Managers within Novum Audio Visual Ltd are responsible for implementing and overseeing all responsibilities for this policy.

All group staff members must comply with this policy.

All suppliers must comply with this policy.

Any member of staff or a supplier must report any suspicion or incidence of modern slavery at the earliest stage to a line manager or account manager in the case of a supplier.

Our Modern Slavery Policy is available for all staff member to view internal policy documents.

Breaching our Modern Slavery Policy

Any Group Staff member who breaches this policy may face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct.

The relevant member of the Group may terminate its relationship with a Supplier if it is in breach this policy. Alternatively, the relevant member of the Group may elect to work with the Supplier to resolve such issues.

This policy does not form part of any contract of employment and may be amended at anytime.

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