This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“MSA”). This statement sets out the steps to be taken by Fenix International Limited (“FIL”) and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.
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Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and, taking into account our creator/fan platform structure to implementing and enforcing effective systems to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our business or in any of our supply chains.
We are committed to ensuring that there are no modern slavery or human trafficking activities taking place on our platform or via our third-party suppliers. Our Anti-Slavery and Anti-Trafficking 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 is not taking place within the OnlyFans community.
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We work with a range of NGOs, helplines and charities in order to support our strict policies on safeguarding. We are also engaged with the Safer Internet Centre which is a combination of SWGfL (which includes the revenge porn hotline) and ChildNet (part of the Internet Watch Foundation). OnlyFans is also linked into a total of 31 helplines (including the Internet Watch Foundation, the Mix, StopHateUK, the INSAFE network of helplines and the three UKSIC helplines).
On discovering child sexual abuse material (CSAM) we immediately report to the relevant authorities and provide them with as much information as possible to support their investigations and their efforts to safeguard any minors.
The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or throughout our supply chain is the responsibility of all those working for us, with us or under our control. Our employees are required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this statement. All employees are required to read, understand and comply in full with our Anti-Slavery and Anti-Trafficking Policy. Internally we brief and encourage our employees to report any concerns or wrongdoings which extends to any human rights violations like modern slavery. All reports will be fully investigated and appropriate remedial action taken. We enforce our Terms of Service and comply with our obligations as a host to remove content once reported. For our users we have a community reporting process which allows fans and creators and any concerned people to report any breaches of policy and regulations and law. This can be done by contacting [email protected] or [email protected]
We have a whistleblowing policy which encourages our employees to report any concerns or wrongdoings which extends to human rights violations like modern slavery. All reports are investigated, and appropriate action taken. If any employee or user or third party raises a genuine concern, they will not suffer any detriment as a result of doing so even if they turn out to be wrong.
We understand that our biggest exposure to modern slavery is within our own business. We are committed to report on key points of action that we intend to take going forward.
We will continue to consider and take the following actions which are appropriate and proportionate to the risk profile for Fenix and OnlyFans.
Our Executive Management have overall responsibility for ensuring that all those under our control comply with this statement and our related policies. Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring their teams understand this statement and comply with our Anti-Slavery and Anti-Trafficking Policy. The FIL Legal Team have primary and day to day responsibility for dealing with this statement and any queries about it and considering internal control systems and procedures to ensure they are effective in countering modern slavery.
Training on the risks FIL faces from modern slavery in our business and if appropriate our supply chain are mandatory for all key individuals who work for FIL and is provided annually.
Our approach to modern slavery will continue to be communicated throughout our business and to any suppliers at the outset of any business relationship with them and shall be reinforced as appropriate thereafter.
We are committed to maintaining and improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
This statement has been approved by the Board of FIL.