Statement 

Contrast Publishing Ltd t/a Pepper Digital is committed to ensuring that our colleagues are not subject to behaviour or threats that may amount to modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, physical and mental harm, and other violations of their human rights. We commit to ensuring that practices throughout our business and supply chains are consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We embrace our responsibility to be alert to risks of human trafficking and modern slavery in our business and our wider supply chain. 

This statement sets out our commitment to avoid any form of modern slavery or human trafficking within our operations and supply chain.

Our Business

Pepper Digital is a creative web design and development agency providing digital products and services to our clients across sectors like financial services, banking, constructions, the creative industries and third sectors.  

Our Supply Chain

Our procurement function is small and centralised. We use fewer than fifty suppliers within the United Kingdom. As professional services providers, modern slavery is not pervasive in our industry, but we remain committed to taking steps to uncover any potential risks within our supply chain. 

Our Practices

Pepper Digital have implemented practices and policies aimed at minimising the risk of modern slavery or human trafficking, and we encourage reporting of any related concerns. Our actions include:

Procurement practice: we procure from reputable suppliers that meet their disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. 

Training: our learning and development policies are robust to ensure that all colleagues are aware of our commitment to avoid human trafficking and modern slavery and are trained on their obligations to report suspicious of abuses within our operations and supply chain your line manager.

Definitions

Slavery –behaviour on the part of the offender as if they owned the victim, depriving the victim of their freedom;

Forced or compulsory labour – work or service of a victim which involves coercion, either direct threats or violence or more subtle forms of compulsion. Work or service is extracted from the victim under the menace of any penalty and for which the victim has not offered themselves voluntarily; and

Human trafficking – arrangements for the travel of the victim with a view to them being exploited.

Our Response to Modern Slavery

We do not tolerate any form of modern slavery within our operations or supply chains. You should notify your line manager as soon as possible if you have any concerns, issues or suspicions about modern slavery in any parts of the business or its supply chains.

We encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken. We are committed to ensuring that no one suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion that modern slavery of whatever form is or may be taking place in any part of our business or supply chain. 

Distribution

This policy has been distributed and communicated to all Pepper Digital colleagues and consultants.