Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

dotdigital Group plc. is a global organisation in the provision of intuitive Software as a Service (SaaS) technology and tools for digital marketing professionals. It is the parent company of the dotdigital Group and employs approximately 320 people worldwide and has business operations in the United Kingdom, Belarus, the United States of America, Australia and South Africa.

The dotdigital Group has a global annual turnover of £43.1m. To find out more about the nature of our business, please visit https://www.dotdigitalgroup.com/.

Our Commitment

Slavery and Human Trafficking remains a hidden blight on our global society. We all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain.

The dotdigital Group is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.

We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and taking reasonable steps to ensure slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in any business or organisation that has any sort of a business relationship with our organisation.

Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking

The dotdigital Group has zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values.

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk the dotdigital Group has in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistleblowers.

We expect our suppliers to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes.

In order to implement our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we will be conducting a full internal audit of our supply chain to be reviewed annually going forwards.

Training

The management team are responsible for compliance within their respective departments and in their supplier relationships. As part of our process review, we will be introducing a training programme accordingly.

All employees receive an induction into the business where our policies, procedures and expectations are outlined. Our training and practices will be reviewed to ensure those working with suppliers are aware of our requirements.

Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking

The dotdigital Group has determined the following key performance indicators to measure effectiveness to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:

  • A review of supply chain policies, codes of conduct and our working practices to show commitment.
  • Ensuring we maintain a level of communication and personal contact with the next link in the supply chain to ensure their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations.

This statement is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Company's slavery and human trafficking statement.

Reporting suspicions of slavery

Employees can report any suspicions of slavery either through the dotdigital Group's Public Interest Disclosure (Whistleblowing) policy or externally to the Modern Slavery Helpline.
Details are set out below:

https://modernslavery.co.uk/contact.html
0800 0121 700.

This statement was approved by the Board of Directors on 24 July 2018.


Date: 24 July 2018
Name: Milan Patel
Position: Chief Executive Officer