This statement sets out Total Media’s actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to our business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our business or supply chains. This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

As part of the Media industry, the risks relating to modern slavery are not prominent, but Total Media recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking.

Total Media is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.

Organisational structure and supply chains

This statement covers the activities of Total Media:

Total Media is a leading independent and international media agency that connects people to brands. Our media strategies are based on people’s behaviours – understanding how audiences think, feel and act – so that we reach them contextually, during the moments that matter. 

We work across the full spectrum of media planning and buying, with media teams dedicated to client servicing, broadcast, publishing, digital, data and content production. 

Our key suppliers are media owners, research companies and software service providers. Modern forms of slavery are not prevalent in the industries in which these suppliers operate. 

The organisation currently operates in England and Estonia.

Relevant policies

Policies are written by our People & Culture team to reflect the values and ethical standing of the organisation across all areas, and are signed off by our Chief Executive Officer, Guy Sellers.

The organisation operates the following policies that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations:

  • Whistleblowing policy The organisation encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of, the organisation. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking. Employees, customers or others who have concerns can speak to their line manager or our People & Culture team if they have any concerns.
  • Employee Handbook & Induction Our Handbook makes clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing the organisation. The organisation strives to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when operating abroad and managing its supply chain. New employees are given the handbook when they first join and made aware of how to identify signs of modern slavery and next steps to take if they suspect that it is taking place within our business or supply chain. 
  •  Recruitment/Agency workers policy The organisation uses only specified, reputable employment agencies to source labour and always verifies the practices of any new agency it is using before accepting workers from that agency. 

Due diligence

The organisation undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers. 

Chief Executive Officer approval

This statement was approved on 14th November 2018 by the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer, who reviews and updates it annually.

Guy Sellers

CEO – Total Media Ltd & Group