ANTI-SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT
Beautiful People Group owns and operates the website Beautiful People Only (www.Beautifulpeopleonly.live) ("Beautiful People Only" or the "Company"), a subscription-based social platform revolutionizing creator and fan connections. The site is inclusive of content creators from all genres and empowers creators to own their full potential in accordance with the Company’s values and goals.
Risks of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
All our content moderators are trained to identify and swiftly report any suspected modern slavery including trafficking. Before content can appear on a newsfeed, we inspect it with state-of-the-art digital technologies to check whether the content is allowed on the platform. All content that attempted to be uploaded to Beautiful People Only
We consider the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking to be relatively very low in our direct business operations as our direct workforce is largely comprised of professionally qualified or skilled personnel. However, we are aware that the inherent and potential risks of modern slavery and human trafficking could be present in our supply chains.
These risks exist in our supply chains at various levels depending on factors such as the type of product or service provided and geographic location. For example, contingent workers (whether engaged via vendor partners, independent contractors, consultants, or other staffing suppliers) in certain jurisdictions may be at higher risk than those in other jurisdictions of encountering situations of labor exploitation through force, fraud, debt bondage, or other coercion such as through a third-party labor agent, staffing or recruitment agency, or other intermediaries.
Other potential risks that could exist in our supply chains include forms of excessive or unpaid working hours, lack of rest days, personal identification or passport retention, child or underaged labor, lack of adequate health and safety protection, and discrimination.
EFFORTS TO COMBAT MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Beyond our business operations and supply chains, we strongly oppose the abuse of our products to facilitate any form of human exploitation and have long-standing policies and protocols to combat any such abuse. Efforts we took in 2023 included: Policies BPO policies across our products that prohibit content or behaviors that may lead to human exploitation in all its forms. We developed our policies in consultation with more than twenty organizations and we continually seek to expand and refine our understanding of human exploitation as we amend and update our enforcement guidelines.
We will continue to remove content on BPO that we determine may facilitate or coordinate the exploitation of humans in all its forms. We are increasing our investments and ability to identify the illicit actors, networks, organizations, and businesses that perpetrate these activities and disrupt them accordingly. We look to enact countermeasures - both on our platforms and via our external partnerships - to stop actors and businesses from using our services to commit crimes, and in all stages of the exploitation lifecycle. We are committed to raising human exploitation awareness globally, including by making our Safety Policy available in a number of languages.
The Reporting Mechanisms: We foster a culture of transparency, honesty, and accountability, which encourages our employees to report any concerns or wrongdoings, including human rights violations, modern slavery, and human trafficking. If you have any concerns or suspect a violation of any law by the Company, please report the matter by email.
If a concern is raised regarding a supplier or contractor, we will coordinate with appropriate stakeholders to investigate and address the issue. If a reported concern is substantiated, corrective action will be taken, up to and including termination.
Our Ongoing Commitment to Continuous Improvement Modern slavery and human trafficking are complex challenges for all businesses. BPO efforts to combat these practices are ongoing, evolving, and continually improving. Our approach to modern slavery and human trafficking will continue to be communicated throughout our business and to any suppliers, both at the outset and periodically throughout the business relationship. We are committed to maintaining and improving our practices to combat modern slavery and human trafficking. We will continue to consider and take the following actions which are appropriate and proportionate to the risk profile for Beautiful People Group:
BPO Identify and assess any further risk areas within our business or supply chain. Mitigate the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business or supply chain. Protect whistleblowers and take appropriate remedial action as needed. Stay up to date with any recognized changes to the US Modern Slavery Act, US Modern Slavery Act, and any other laws we noted above or related legislation. Monitor potential risk areas and possible solutions to ensure employees, users, and any third parties are safe from the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking. Responsibility for this Statement.
Beautiful People Only is opposed to all forms of human trafficking, slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labor, and all other trafficking-related activities (together, “modern slavery and human trafficking”). We are committed to fully complying with all applicable international human rights standards, labor and employment laws, rules, and regulations, and to working to mitigate the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business operations and supply chains.
This commitment is set forth in the BPO Corporate Human Rights Policy which sets out the human rights standards that we strive to respect under the United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the International Bill of Human Rights, which includes Article 8 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights: “No one shall be held in slavery; slavery and the slave trade in all their forms shall be prohibited. No one shall be held in servitude. No one shall be required to perform forced or compulsory labor.”
Contractors and Third Parties: We use contractors and temporary staff for our platform services, and third-party suppliers to assist with, among other tasks, user verification and content moderation processes. These contractors and third parties may violate relevant laws or our policies.
Our Risk Assessment: We continually assess modern slavery and human trafficking risks in our business environment by identifying and analyzing higher-risk areas of our business. Our assessment is based on external reports and standards, and country and sector risk profiles, and we adjust our processes and controls, as appropriate, based on changing risks.
Beautiful People fights to combat modern slavery. We are committed to building the safest digital media platform in the world and we do not tolerate modern slavery or human trafficking in any form including on our platform, in our partnerships, or in our supply chain.
We also strive to hold our employees and suppliers to high standards. Any violation of our standards by an employee can result in disciplinary action, including termination of employment. Any violation by a supplier can result in contract termination.