Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement May 2019 (v1.00)
In accordance with the Modern Slavery Act (MSA) 2015, Star Racing Limited (“Star Sports”) is required to publish an annual statement detailing the procedures and controls that we have in place to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking practices, both in our own business and within our supply chains.
Until recently, we did not believe that this legislation applied to our business and as such, for the financial year 2018/19 we have not undertaken any measures to ensure our business and supply chains are free from modern slavery or human trafficking.
In March 2019 it came to light that this legislation absolutely does apply to Star Racing Limited and we are now committed to taking this responsibility seriously. We immediately began a risk assessment of all areas of the business and supply chains.
The first part of this allowed us to conclude that our business is generally “low risk” in terms of modern slavery and human trafficking, due to the fact that our operations are carried out exclusively in developed territories, which are generally low risk areas according to the Global Slavery Index (https://www.globalslaveryindex.org/)
The second part of our risk assessment will begin in May 2019, where will assess our suppliers, partners, contractors and employees.
In addition to carrying out a thorough risk assessment of all suppliers, partners, contractors and employees, we are committed to the following future practices:
• Implementation of a zero-tolerance policy to modern slavery and human trafficking
• Continuous assessment and strengthening of our mitigation and due diligence procedures
• Publication (at least annually) of our progress made in relation to our MSA objectives
About Our Business
The majority of Star Racing Limited operations take place in our Hove headquarters, located at The Knoll Business Centre, 325-327 Old Shoreham Road, Hove, Sussex, BN3 7GS.
Additionally, we run two fully licensed retail outlets – one situated on Deanery Street in London’s Mayfair, the other in Woodley, Berkshire – and we stand at various UK race courses, including pitches at Ascot, Cheltenham and Aintree.
We employ approximately 80 people and have an annual turnover in the region of £200 million.
Our transparency statement for the financial year ending April 5th 2019 is issued in accordance with Section 54 (Transparency in Supply Chains) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
This statement has been reviewed and approved by our Managing Director Russ Candler.
26 April 2019