Modern slavery and human trafficking policy & statement


This document sets out Zebra MTD Ltd’s (and its subsidiaries) policy and statement of actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains. This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year 1 February 2018 to 31 January 2019.

As part of the publishing, distribution and retailing industries, the organisation recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking.

The organisation is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.

Organisational structure and supply chains

This statement covers the activities of Zebra MTD Ltd and its subsidiaries (The Calendar Club Ltd, Calendarclub.co.uk Ltd, Otter House Ltd, Vista Stationery and Print Ltd).  Companies within the group publish, distribute and retail calendars, cards, stationery, Halloween products and other gift products, as well as providing products and services to the charity sector.

Countries of operation and supply

The group is based in Exeter, Devon, UK, and has direct operations in the United Kingdom and Republic of Ireland.  Products are sourced both in the UK and overseas, as appropriate.

The assessment of whether or not particular activities or countries are high risk in relation to slavery or human trafficking is done by Group staff who are experienced in sourcing products from around the world, and supplement their existing knowledge with relevant webinars, regular (normally annual) visits and widespread research.

High-risk activities

The activities which are undertaken by the group that are considered to potentially be at high risk of slavery or human trafficking are the sourcing of products in certain less-developed areas of the world, such as the Far East and India, where historically more incidents have arisen.


Responsibility for the group’s anti-slavery initiatives is as follows:

Relevant policies etc

The organisation operates the following policies that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations:

Due diligence

The organisation undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers. The organisation's due diligence and reviews include:

Performance indicators

The organisation has reviewed its key performance indicators (KPIs) in light of the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. As a result, the organisation is:


The organisation requires relevant staff within the organisation to complete training on modern slavery.

The organisation's modern slavery training covers:

Awareness-raising programme

As well as training staff, the organisation has raised awareness of modern slavery issues by internal briefings (meetings and email communications).


This statement has been approved by the organisation's board of directors, who will review and update it regularly.