2022 Modern Slavery Statement (under S.5 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015)
This statement is designed to satisfy the requirements of Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Machiavelli Music Srl has taken, and is still taking on an ongoing basis, to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking does not take place within the company's business or supply chain.
Modern slavery includes slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour.
Modern slavery is a heinous crime and a morally reprehensible act that deprives people of freedom and dignity for the gain of someone else. It is a real problem for millions of people around the world, including many in developed countries, who are held and exploited in various forms of slavery. Every company risks being involved in this crime through its own operations and supply chain.
Machiavelli Music Srl has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery, we are fully committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our operations.
Machiavelli Music Srl has been operating for over 30 years in the commercial sector of music publishing, in musical works copyright protection.
The company's resources and assets are therefore not embedded in physical assets and our capital is made up of intangible assets, which fall within the macro category of intellectual property and more specifically Copyright inherent in the music industry.
The human capital we work with (the musicians who entrust us with their creations and the international publishers we exclusively represent in Italy) is valued by us both economically and in terms of promotion.
As a company, we are committed to acting ethically, with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting in place effective systems and controls to avoid any form of modern slavery within the company or our supply chain.
We establish a relationship of trust and integrity with all our suppliers based on mutual respect and fairness.
We have not been made aware of any accusation of human trafficking/slavery activity against one of our suppliers, but if we were, we would take immediate action against the supplier and report it to the authorities.
When, infrequently, we have to produce some physical media (e.g. CDs or Vinyls) to store music for which we are the publisher, we undertake to work only with suppliers who demonstrate their sensitivity and awareness of the issue of modern slavery.
We encourage all employees, customers and suppliers to report any suspicion of slavery or human trafficking without fear of reprisal and to act consciously by clearly indicating the actions and behaviours expected of them when representing the company.
Our company is constantly striving to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour at a corporate and personal level.