Modern Slavery Policy 2023
Written by Charlotte Lamb, Sun 3 December 2023
Here are the steps Togather (Karamu Ltd) has taken and continues to take to understand and minimise the potential risk of modern slavery in its business and supply chains. This statement is published in line with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. For the purposes of this statement, the term ‘modern slavery’ encapsulates slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour, and human trafficking.
Togather (Karamu Ltd) is a booking platform connecting suppliers to event planners across the UK. Founded in 2017, we have 70 people working across our London office and remote UK locations. We handpick the suppliers on platform, who provide services ranging from street food, bars, floristry, marquees and more. You can find out more about us at: https://togather.com/about/about-us
Our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015
Togather 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 include publishing and printing services, IT services, conference and venue suppliers, food, drink and events suppliers and marketing and PR services. We have reviewed the risks that these supply chains can present and whilst we consider our exposure to modern slavery to be limited, we expect our suppliers and contractors to demonstrate a zero-tolerance approach to exploitation.
Our policies in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015
The following policies are available to all staff through the Togather intranet on Notion:
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 Togather’s policy review process as an employer and procurer of goods and services
making sure Togather 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 statement has been approved by Charlotte Lamb, Head of People & Talent, for the financial year ending 31 March 2024.