Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy
This statement is made pursuant to the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
It constitutes Datachoice Solutions Limited t/a “Geckoboard” slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial years ending 31 March 2019.
Modern slavery is a crime and a breach of fundamental human rights. Slavery can take various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour, child labour and human trafficking, all of which involve the depriving of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
We at Geckoboard are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business.
This Policy applies to all staff members (employees and contractors).
Geckoboard is a leader in TV dashboards for businesses that serves thousands of customers around the globe, headquartered in London. Our staff members are largely directly employed and are not in any category which is generally seen to be vulnerable to modern slavery, so our focus is to ensure there are policies and procedures in place for our suppliers and business partners.
We expect the same high standards as we adhere to at Geckoboard from all of our suppliers and other business partners. As part of our processes we will be introducing checks to ensure against the use of forced, compulsory, or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children. We expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
Compliance with the Policy
We have a set of values which set out our commitment to ensuring that our staff members are treated fairly and with dignity. We recognise that our staff members continuing success as individuals, colleagues, and a company depends on all of us treating each other with respect and upholding the highest professional and ethical standards. As part of our induction process our CEO explains our values and as a business we will be reaffirming these on an annual basis through our Performance Review Process.
The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for us or under our control. All staff members are required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.
In the event of a potential breach please must notify your Line Manager or any member of the Leadership Team as soon as possible if you believe or suspect that a conflict with this policy has occurred or may occur in the future at any place of the supply chain.
We encourage staff members to speak up or raise concerns when they see conduct which could be viewed as dishonest, unethical, or unlawful. If you are unsure about whether a particular act, the treatment of workers more generally, or their working conditions within any tier of our supply chains constitutes any of the various forms of modern slavery, notify either your Line Manager or any member of the Leadership Team.
Weaim to encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken. We are committed to ensuring no one suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion that modern slavery of whatever form is or may be taking place in any part of our own business or in any of our supply chains. Detrimental treatment includes dismissal, disciplinary action, threats or other unfavourable treatment connected with raising a concern.
We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We expect the same high standards from all our suppliers and other business partners. And we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
Over the course of 2019 we will be reviewing our suppliers and undertaking a process to evaluate their obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. In addition we have written a Supplier Code of Conduct that documents the principles, guidelines, and expectations for establishing and maintaining a business relationship with us.
We are committed to partnerships with suppliers that share our dedication to conducting business in a legal, ethical, and socially responsible manner, and expect suppliers who don’t already have a Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy to agree to our Supplier Code of Conduct.
Communication of this Policy
Training on this policy, and on the risk our business faces from modern slavery in its supply chains, will form part of the induction process for all individuals who work for us, and training will be provided as necessary.
Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy.
Our commitment to addressing the issue of modern slavery in our business must be communicated to all staff members, suppliers, and business partners at the outset of our relationship with them and reinforced as appropriate thereafter.
Responsibility for this Policy
We encourage staff members worried about any sort of potential modern slavery to report this to either their Line Manager, or any member of the Leadership Team, as soon as possible.
Overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations, and that all those under our control comply with it, rests jointly with Thaisa Money (for staff members) who can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org, and Luis Hernandez (for suppliers and business partners) who can be contacted at email@example.com.
Breach of this Policy
Any employee who breaches this policy will risk facing disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for gross misconduct.
Any contractor who breaches this policy will risk facing disciplinary action, which could result in the termination of their agreement with immediate effect.
We are proud of our stance as an ethical company which believes in doing well by doing good for society. We endorse the principles of the Act and have a number of policies in place which include provisions designed to eradicate modern slavery from our business.
This statement has been approved and signed by Paul Joyce, Chief Executive Officer, Datachoice Solutions Limited t/a “Geckoboard”