Impression is committed to maintaining high ethical standards, protecting human rights and acting with honesty and integrity. We do not tolerate any form of modern slavery or human trafficking.

Introduction

Impression Digital Limited (“Impression”) is a leading digital marketing and media agency. We deliver paid, owned and earned media services to business clients worldwide.

We are serious about our brand because it’s part of our identity and so is our commitment to corporate social responsibility. We believe transparency is the best way we can assure our clients and the public that we are doing our best as an ethical corporate citizen. In that spirit, we have published our slavery and human trafficking statement in line with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, in which we explain how slavery and human trafficking can affect our business and the steps we are taking in the fight against it. Our staff are expected to highlight concerns that they may have, using the appropriate reporting channels, and management are expected to act accordingly.

This statement is intended to fulfil the legal requirement for a slavery and human trafficking statement. Our efforts against slavery and human trafficking complement our broader CSR Policy.

Impression’s turnover is less than £36 million. Impression employs not more than 100 full time employees.

Our supply chain and risk

We estimate our supply chain to number not more than 250 workers at any one time. Impression’s software suppliers are located in the USA, Canada, EU and India. India and Poland represent low risks to modern slavery as a consequence of Impression’s business due to the skill of software development being a high skill career for these workers. These have been identified through the use of The Global Slavery Index.

Our supply chain due diligence processes

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we have reinforced the systems in place to:

These systems have been strengthened by:

Our People

Impression’s HR function is provided by the directors and external HR consultant(s). All workers are subject to pre-employment checks including the right to work in the UK. Impression also complies with the National Living Wage which became law on 1 April 2016.

Staff awareness of modern slavery is promoted periodically internally. Impression’s Directors and/or its HR advisors will protect whistleblowers.

This policy statement concerning slavery and human trafficking is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and was approved by the board of directors.

November 2018

Aaron Dicks, Tom Craig