Slavery and human trafficking remain a hidden blight on our global society. We all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in our wider supply chain. Tindle CI Broadcasting is committed to ensuring slavery and human trafficking are not taking place anywhere within our business or our supply chain.
Tindle CI Broadcasting is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Tindle Press Holdings and operates Channel 103 in Jersey and Island FM which broadcasts to Guernsey.
The company can be traced back to the 1950s when Sir Ray Tindle started the group with the £300 demob money he was given at the end of the Second World War. Our oldest papers predate the formation of the Tindle Group – most of our paid-for titles are over 100-years-old.
Today, Tindle is one of the largest privately-owned media companies in the UK, with publications stretching from Aberystwyth to Westerham. The group also owns radio stations in the Channel Islands and Ireland.
Tindle Newspapers began life when Sir Ray bought a small weekly paper in Tooting, south London, with a circulation of 700. Through launches and acquisitions, the company now has over 150 titles covering much of South and West England, Wales, and the Isle of Man.
Sir Ray says his successes are attributed to a dedicated and loyal staff led in recent years by Brian Doel and Wendy Craig, as well as the superb managing directors and general managers who run their newspapers locally. Brian retired from the company in April 2014 and sadly died in August 2016.
Tindle Newspapers became involved in local radio in 1972 when Sir Ray led a delegation to Westminster to make the case for local papers’ involvement in the new media.
The following year, he was part of a company chaired by Robert Stiby which invested in the then newly-formed Capital Radio. 25 years later, Ray Tindle took this money out of Capital and purchased Island FM in Guernsey, Channel 103 in Jersey, and, later, Midlands 103 in Ireland.
Sir Ray has always maintained an ultra-local philosophy in all his newspapers and radio stations, reporting on strictly local news and events which are important to the community.
The company has embraced new technology and now each publication is able to offer a complete media package to their customers, encompassing print and digital.
In the Channel Islands, we reach 86,000 listeners every week.
This statement is made on behalf of Tindle CI Broadcasting Limited and its respective subsidiaries including Channel 103 and Island FM.
Our Channel Islands businesses are Channel 103 in Jersey and Island FM in Guernsey.
Responsibility for anti-slavery initiatives
The primary responsibility for understanding modern slavery risks and putting in place process and training lies with our Pan-Island Station Director and is responsible for the production of the Modern Slavery Statement. Any identified instances of slavery will be reported to the Pan-island Station Director.
Department heads are directly responsible for ensuring that new suppliers in areas identified as being a risk are audited prior to use.
Our supply chain
Our CI supply chain includes:
- Commercial Production suppliers
- Freelance editorial suppliers
- Freelance radio suppliers
- Technology suppliers
- Event and award suppliers
- Professional services
- Facilities services
Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Supplier Conduct 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.
Our objective is to ensure that we only work with suppliers who treat their obligations towards modern slavery with the same importance as we do.
Due diligence processes
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we have systems in place to:
- identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains
- mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains
- monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains
- protect whistle blowers
Supplier adherence to our values
We have a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking. We expect contractors and all those in our supply chain to comply with our Supplier Conduct Policy.
We send annual Supplier Code of Conduct questionnaires to all our suppliers.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we will communicate our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and provide mandatory annual training to all members of staff.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.
This statement has been approved by
Pan-island Station Director
Channel Radio Limited registered in Jersey under company number 48685
Registered address: 15 Britannia Place, Bath Street, St Helier, Jersey JE2 4YS
Island FM Limited registered in Guernsey under company number 25506
Registered address: 12 Westerbrook, St Sampsons, Guernsey GY2 4QQ