Modern Slavery Statement

Portland PR Limited and its affiliates and subsidiaries (collectively, “Portland”) is committed to ensuring its business operates ethically and with integrity. This statement is made in accordance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act and constitutes Portland’s modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 31 December 2020.

Portland is a fully integrated public relations and communications consultancy that provides public relations and communications advice to brands and individuals.

Portland does not tolerate slavery or human trafficking in its business or its supply chain. Portland will never knowingly deal with any organisation that is in any way connected to slavery or human trafficking.

Portland is a professional services firm with a supply chain that includes media agencies, software companies, professional services companies and office facilities services. Given the nature of services Portland provides and the industry within which it operates, Portland has determined that there is a low risk of exposure to modern slavery or human trafficking in its operations or supply chain.

Portland actively and continuously mitigates risk by reviewing its HR policies and procedures at least annually to ensure compliance with all applicable laws and to protect the rights and freedoms of those working with Portland. Portland’s employment policies address issues such as working hours, working conditions, whistle blowing, discrimination, health and safety in the workplace, holiday and sick pay and the protection of personal data.

Portland further only engages suppliers and contractors when it can be satisfied that safeguards and protocols are in place to prevent any modern slavery or human trafficking from taking place in their own operations or supply chain. Portland’s supplier and contractor policies address issues such as compliance with applicable laws, including modern slavery laws.

Portland periodically reviews its compliance with the Act, together with the effectiveness of its processes, policies and systems. Any changes will be reflected in future annual statements.