Modern Slavery Act Statement

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Our Statement

Clarion Events (Clarion) is a global events business. We have a number of employees worldwide, and our events take place on an international scale. This statement sets out Clarion's commitment to ensuring the prevention of slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities. We are committed to delivering high standards of corporate governance and a key element of this is managing the Group in a socially responsible way. The Group aims to employ the highest ethical and professional standards and to comply with all local laws and regulations applicable to our business.

Organisational Structure & Supply Chain

Clarion's events serve 11 different market sectors including:  defence & security, rertail gaming and energy. Due to the nature of our business and our approach to governance, we asses there is a low risk of slavery and human trafficking in our business. This is because Clarion does not manufacture and directly sell goods. However we do work with businesses that exhibit and sell goods at our events. Therefore Clarion also epects the same high standards which we set for ourselves from those parties with whom we engage.

Our Policies & Procedures

Whistleblowing Policy

Clarion encourages all its workers and business associates to report any concern related to the direct activities, o rthe supply chains of Clarion. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of skavery or human trafficking. Our whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation.

Employee Code of Conduct

Clarion's employee handbook makes clear to all employees the actions and behaviour expected of them. Clarion strives to maintain the highest standard of employee conduct and ethical behaviour.

Dignity at Work Policy

This policy is implemented to ensure that all of our employees are treated with both dignity and respect.

HR Procedures

The organisation has strict HR policies and procedures which support the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the 'Act') to protect against modern slavery and human trafficking. This includes ensuring all our staff have appropriate right to work documents, are paid fairly and enjoy a competitive remuneration package.

Due Diligence / Area of Risk & Risk Management

Clarion aims to periodically review the effectiveness of the relveant onboarding processes that we have in place with business partners. We aim to ensure all business partners uphold their commitments in line with our values and that we only work with companies free of any form of modern slavery in their supply chains. We are currently midifying our terms of engagement for work with business partners and identifying whether additional due diligence is required to ensure companies we work with are compliant with the requirements of the Act. We will explicitly set out our expectations of our business partners and include a sections in our terms and conditions of engagement on modern slavery providing a definition of the conduct and explaining the responsibilities of Clarion employees and the companies we work with.

Enforcement

In the event of the discovery of non-compliance with our policies we reserve the right to terminate our relationship with a business partner. Employees who violate our modern slavery or other principles of our Code of Conduct may be subject to disciplinary proceedings, up to and including dismissal.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Acct 2015 and constitutes Clarion's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 31 January 2020.