Modern Slavery Statement for the financial year 1 January to 31 December 2017
Business and supply chain overview
citizenM is publishing this statement in compliance with the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 for its financial year 1 January to 31 December 2017. It covers all companies in the citizenM group. The statement details citizenM’s approach towards modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour in its business and supply chain.
citizenM is an owner-operator of hotels designed around a new type of traveller – one who values a luxury hotel experience in central city locations, but at an affordable price. citizenM is headquarted in the Netherlands.
Our policy on modern slavery and human trafficking
citizenM wants to do right things for its guests, employees, business partners, the community and, where possible, those involved in its supply chains. Behaving appropriately and ethically in all of our dealings and under all circumstances is an essential part of this. No modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour will knowingly be permitted, supported or endorsed through our business or supply chain at any time. Our policy is to act ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships.
Steps taken to ensure modern slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in our business or supply chains
All our employees are required to comply with the citizenM Rules, which define desired attitudes and provide guidance on appropriate behavior within citizenM, and cover amongst other things our commitment to human rights.
New employees receive the citizenM Rules as part of their immersion documentation. Furthermore, employees receive regular training on interpreting and understanding the citizenM Rules.
We expect our suppliers to commit to the fundamental principles underlying our citizenM Rules and to act in accordance with the spirit of the citizenM Rules. We are implementing controls to ensure that we verify our suppliers’ compliance with such commitment thus helping to ensure that modern slavery, human trafficking and child labour is not taking place anywhere in our supply chain.
This statement is provided in compliance with s.54 Modern Slavery Act 2015 and has been approved by the board of directors of citizenM Holding B.V.
15 August 2018
Klaas van Lookeren Campagne
Director, on behalf of the board of directors of citizenM Holding B.V.