This statement sets out Know Nothing Nomads’ actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to our business and to put in place steps to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our business or supply chains. This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024.
As part of the digital marketing industry, the risks relating to modern slavery are not prominent. Still, Know Nothing Nomads recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking.
Know Nothing Nomads is 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 section provides insight into the organizational structure and operational dynamics of Know Nothing Nomads.
Know Nothing Nomads is a foremost outdoor platform based in North Carolina, dedicated to serving outdoor enthusiasts worldwide. Our primary mission revolves around equipping our audience with reliable hiking guides, trail recommendations, tailored gear suggestions, and comprehensive education in hiking, camping, and climbing.
Our approach is rooted in understanding the passion, needs, and aspirations of the outdoor community. We are not just a mere information conduit; we ensure that our content and recommendations resonate with the authentic experiences that enthusiasts seek. This approach helps us bridge the gap between individuals and reputable outdoor brands, ensuring that our audience receives guidance that is both expert-driven and personalized.
While we have a global outreach, our operational core remains in North Carolina, where our dedicated teams focus on content creation, digital strategy, data analysis, and research. Our partnerships span a range of sectors, including gear manufacturers, trail and conservation experts, research entities, and digital service providers.
We take pride in ensuring the ethical standing of our operations. We prioritize collaborating with entities that uphold high standards of corporate responsibility. As such, we assert with confidence that the risks associated with modern forms of slavery are minimal in our operational and supply chain realms.
By engaging with Know Nothing Nomads, users acknowledge the context in which we operate and the values we uphold.
Our People & Culture director writes policies to reflect the values and ethical standing of the organisation across all areas. It is signed off by our Chief Executive Officer, Derek Vitiello
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:
The organisation encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to its direct activities or supply chains. This includes any circumstances that may increase the risk of slavery or human trafficking. Employees, customers or others who have concerns can speak to their line manager or our People & Culture team if they have any concerns.
Employee handbook and induction
Our Handbook clarifies to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing the organisation. The organisation strives to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when operating abroad and managing its supply chain.
New employees are given the handbook when they first join and made aware of how to identify signs of modern slavery and the next steps to take if they suspect it is taking place within our business or supply chain.
Recruitment / Agency workers policy
The organisation uses only specified, reputable employment agencies to source labour and always verifies the practices of any new agency it is using before accepting workers from that agency.
The organisation undertakes due diligence when considering new suppliers and regularly reviews existing ones.
Chief Executive Officer approval
This statement was approved by the organisation’s Chief Executive Officer, who reviews and updates it annually.
Derek Vitiello, Chief Executive Officer – Know Nothing Nomads