Modern Slavery Statement
Slavery and human trafficking statement 2018/19
This statement is published pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 on behalf of the ATP Tour, Inc and its subsidiaries for the financial year ending December, 2019.
The ATP Tour, Inc (the “ATP” or “we”) opposes slavery and human trafficking in all its forms. This statement outlines our commitment to ethical trading principles and sets out the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in our business or our supply chains.
The ATP is the governing body of the men’s professional tennis circuits – the ATP Tour, the ATP Challenger Tour and the ATP Champions Tour. The ATP organises some 63 tournaments in 31 countries each year which attract millions of visitors.
The ATP has approximately 107 employees across its locations in Ponte Vedra Beach, London, Monte Carlo and Sydney and remote locations.
Our supply chains
As the organizer of the Nitto ATP Finals, the ATP has relatively simple supply chains. Our principal suppliers include:
- the hosting venue for the Finals tournament;
- sponsors, sportswear and equipment providers;
- businesses which support the running of the Finals, such as ticketing, catering, security and cleaning;
- technology service providers that provide us with the software, equipment and other technology solutions;
- providers of professional services, such as insurers, professional advisers (legal, regulatory, audit, etc.) and temporary staffing agencies; and
- businesses which support our day-to-day office operations and help us to run our premises, such as facilities management services (cleaning and security providers), couriers and printing services.
In light of our supply chains and the nature of our business, we consider the risk of modern slavery occurring within our business or our supply chains generally to be low.
Our policies and procedures
As the governing body of men’s professional tennis, the ATP is committed towards:
- compliance with applicable laws and regulations;
- acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings; and
- implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains.
The ATP’s whistleblowing policy facilitates the development of controls that will aid in the detection and prevention of any type of illegal activity. It also ensures that our staff can raise concerns they have confidentially with the comfort of knowing that such concerns will be dealt with appropriately.
When recruiting staff directly, we undertake identity checks and ensure staff are aged 16 or above and have the right to work. We adhere to all applicable employment law relating to our employees’ terms and conditions, including pay, and all of our employees are paid at least any applicable minimum wage. We expect all of our suppliers, partners and tournament members to conduct their own businesses in a manner which is both lawful and ethical, including adopting good business practices that prevent and eliminate modern slavery and human trafficking.
We regularly review our procedures to identify additional steps we can take to identify and address the risk of modern slavery or human trafficking taking place within our supply chains.
The Modern Slavery Act
The Home Office is currently issuing letters to organizations registered in the UK that have not yet published anti-slavery and human trafficking statements on their websites. Many businesses who have received these letters were unaware that they might be caught by the requirement under the Modern Slavery Act to publish such a statement.
This requirement applies to business supplying goods or services in the UK with a turnover of £36m or more per year. However, because the turnover test is based on a business’s total global turnover, even businesses with a relatively small UK presence can be caught by the Act.
Overseas-headquartered organizations, including employers with a London office, can be caught by the Act, but may not receive a helpful reminder to publish a statement in the form of a letter from the Home Office. From 31 March 2019, employers risk being publicly named and shamed on the Government’s list of organizations that have failed to publish a statement on their website detailing the actions they have taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in their business and supply chains.
Legal counsel in the UK has reviewed the ATP’s situation and determined that it would be advisable to post such a statement on its website. Other tennis and sport-related organizations such as Wimbledon and Ascot have published their statements on their websites.
Board approval is required prior to publishing the attached which has been prepared and reviewed by UK legal counsel.