etc.venues Modern Slavery Statement for the year ended 31st December 2022.

This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out etc.venues' actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains.

This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, agency workers, contractors, consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.

etc. venues is an operator of non-residential training, conference, meeting and event venues in the UK. We currently operate in London, Manchester and Birmingham in the UK. We consider our operations and supply chain to be at a low risk level for modern slavery. However, as part of hospitality industry we recognise that we have a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking and we continue to take our responsibility very seriously during the coronavirus pandemic.

Our Modern Slavery policy (publicly available on the company website and available to employees on the company intranet) is one of zero tolerance to modern slavery and human trafficking and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and implementing and enforcing appropriate systems and controls to seek to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our business or supply chain. We also require our business partners to provide training to their staff, suppliers and providers.

This annual review ensures our suppliers are compliant or working towards compliance with the requirements of the Act as they apply in relation to the size of each suppliers' business. We continue to work with our suppliers to achieve 100% compliance in our supply chain and support our suppliers to become compliant. We will continually review our existing procedures and supply chain for compliance. This will determine associated risk, detection and prevention of modern-day slavery and human trafficking within our supply chain for products and services. 

If a supplier is found to be demonstrating unacceptable practices they will be investigated and provided with guidance regarding immediate required improvements. If no improvement is implemented or they indicate an unwillingness to cease unacceptable practices they will be reported to the appropriate authorities and ultimately trading with this supplier would cease.

Onboarding and auditing process

We have zero tolerance in relation to all our employees regarding slavery and human trafficking which also applies to our dealings with staff agency companies. Etc.venues has strict HR policies and procedures which support the Act to protect against modern slavery and human trafficking. These include carrying out pre-employment face to face interviews and checks of identification and right to work documentation. Reference checks are required for all new employees and it is also essential that all employees can speak and understand the English language, so we can be confident that our people will understand our policies and procedures, internal communications and will be able to ask for help should they require it. We also carry out regular audits of its right to work and payroll information. 

This statement was approved on 17th January 2023 by our board of directors, who review and update it annually.

etc.venues gender pay gap figures

Mandatory Gender Pay Gap Figures - Snapshot date 31 March 2022

  1. Mean gender pay gap -  Ordinary pay 16.5%
  2. Median gender pay gap -  Ordinary pay 2.0%
  3. Mean gender pay gap -  Bonus pay in the 12 months ending 31 March - 94.2%
  4. Median gender pay gap -  Bonus pay in the 12 months ending 31 March - 87.9% 
  5. Proportion of employees paid a bonus in the year to 31 March: Male 8.8% Female 21.9%
  6.  Proportion of male and female employees in each quartile
    • Lower quartile - Female 40.6%, Male 59.4%
    • Lower middle quartile - Female 44.4%, Male 55.6%
    • Upper middle quartile - Female 41.3%, Male 58.7%
    • Upper quartile - Female 39.7%, Male 60.3%