The Mill (Facility) Limited (“The Mill”) and its group businesses (the “Group”) is the leading global VFX provider in the advertising sector, at the forefront of creative moving content and ground-breaking emerging technology. The Mill employs around 400 people in in the London head-quarters office and the Group employs a further 700 people in offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and India.
This statement is made on behalf of the UK-based group business, The Mill, but all principles, policies and processes are or will be disseminated to its overseas group companies.
The businesses within The Mill are all in the advertising sector. This sector has straightforward supply chains compared with other sectors in the UK and the majority of the providers of services and goods we use are based in the UK. Operating in the advertising sector, the risk of modern slavery or human trafficking taking place in our supply chain is low. Nevertheless, we understand the importance of combatting slavery and human trafficking and our duty to take steps to tackle the issue.
We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking and to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. The majority of our providers of goods and services are based in the UK and in addition we ensure that we contain the relevant provisions within our contracts to protect against modern slavery or human trafficking. Such processes mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains by placing contractual obligations on suppliers to combat modern slavery and human trafficking. We have also started training internally for appropriate staff to ensure a high level understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking and how to increase transparency in our supply chains. Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we have taken so far to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains we are undertaking the following:
- Reviewing and updating internal policies and procedures in relation to procurement and purchasing;
- Training for all members of staff with procurement and responsibilities.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2017. This statement has been approved by The Mill’s board of director.