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Caesars Entertainment UK

MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR 2016-2017

At Caesars Entertainment UK we take our responsibility to society seriously. Doing business with integrity is one of our fundamental corporate values.


We are committed to understanding more about modern slavery and ensuring that there is no modern slavery in our business or supply chain.


The following statement is made pursuant to Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.

Our structure

Caesars Entertainment UK is the UK subsidiary of Caesars Entertainment Corporation (a company resident in the US)


Caesars Entertainment UK operates 8 casinos and entertainment venues in the UK as well as properties in Egypt and South Africa.


This statement is made on behalf of our UK operations; all principles, policies and processes referenced are shared with our overseas subsidiaries.

Our supply chain

We want to ensure that companies from which we purchase products and services are operating in an ethical and responsible manner. We have put in place a responsible sourcing policy that communicates our expectations in these areas and are assessing their performance through a variety of engagements.


In pursuit of our responsible sourcing goals, we have used the CIPS’ (Chartered Institute of Procurement Supply) document on Ethical and Sustainable Procurement as a guide as well as the Government’s “Modern Slavery: A Briefing For The Hospitality Industry (Hotels, Restaurants)”


Our UK supply chain consists of:


  • Large and small technology suppliers based in the UK and worldwide
  • Live event suppliers based predominantly in the UK
  • Print and logistics suppliers based predominantly in the UK
  • Food & drink suppliers based predominantly in the UK
  • Outsourced Facilities Management based predominantly in the UK (i.e cleaning services, security, pest control, building maintenance, laundry services)
  • Goods suppliers based predominantly in the UK (e.g. catering equipment, furniture, marketing collaterals, stationery, staff uniforms)
  • Freelance editorial suppliers based predominantly in the UK


We have ascertained that the main risks we have in our supply chain are:


  • the use of agency/outsourced labour
  • the use of food products that are sourced abroad by our suppliers
  • the use of beverages that are manufactured abroad or are produced with ingredients produced abroad.

Our policies on slavery and human trafficking

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain or in any part of our business. Our anti-slavery policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking are not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.

Supplier adherence to our codes

We have a zero approach to slavery and human trafficking. Our Procurement Policy is owned by the Group Compliance Director and/or the Head of Procurement and/or the Chief Financial Officer. Our policy states that we only work with suppliers that comply with laws and regulations that apply to the jurisdiction in which they operate. As part of our monitoring, a risk assessment questionnaire is completed by all new suppliers


We are also approaching all current direct suppliers in the identified areas of risk to ascertain their policies, approach and processes on:


  • corporate social responsibility,
  • processes and use of agency labour.
  • environmental policy and accreditation,
  • staff policies,
  • ethical supply chain policies


Direct suppliers in the identified areas of risk are also being required to sign our Supplier Code of Conduct

Training

The primary responsibility for understanding risks associated with modern slavery and putting in place process and training lies with our Group Compliance Director , the Head of Procurement and the HR Director. To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to relevant members of staff.


We will ensure that all internal departments are following the agreed processes. Updates will be given at frequent intervals, led by the Head of Procurement.

Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking

We will meet with other Casino operators as well as hospitality companies to discuss our approach, and share best practice.


We will take advice from CIPS (Chartered Institute of Procurement and Supply) on how to identify and mitigate risks.


We will endeavor to get further insight into our supply chain through prequalification and understanding our suppliers’ supply chains.


All Directors have been briefed on the Modern Slavery Act and endorse this statement.


Modern Slavery Act Code of Conduct