Global modern slavery policy
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. Slavery can take many forms, including servitude, forced or compulsory labor and human trafficking, all forms of slavery share the common characteristic of deprivation of a person’s liberty by another to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
The Helpful Digital Group is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and seeks to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our business or supply chains.
We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and expect the same high standard and commitment from all contractors, suppliers, business partners and clients. We are committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure this is the case. We will uphold all laws relevant to countering modern slavery in the jurisdictions in which we operate, including the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
This policy applies to all personnel working with and for the Helpful Digital Group in any capacity, including Helpful Digital Group personnel at all levels such as directors, employees, agents, seconded employees, interns as well as contractors, consultants, suppliers, and business partners.
Contractors, suppliers, business partners and clients of the Helpful Digital Group will be notified of this policy in the course of contracting or through their business relationship.
This policy does not form part of an employee’s contract and we may amend it at any time.
Responsibility for the Policy
Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand the issue of modern slavery in supply chains and comply with this policy.
Compliance with this policy
You must read, understand, and comply with this Policy. If you have any questions concerning this Policy you should raise them with Helpful Digital Group’s Executive Director or Managing Director.
The prevention, detection and reporting of instances of modern slavery in any part of the Helpful Digital Group’s business or involving its contractors, suppliers, business partners and clients is the responsibility of all those working for the Helpful Digital Group or under the Helpful Digital Group’s control. You must avoid any activity that might lead to or suggest a violation of this Policy.
You must immediately report any conduct you believe may have violated this Policy to the Executive or Managing Director. You are encouraged to provide notification of any suspicion or concern in this regard at the earliest stage and at your earliest opportunity.
We aim 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 that no one suffers any adverse or detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion that modern slavery in whatever form is or may be taking place in any part of the Helpful Digital Group business or any of the Helpful Digital Group’s supply chains.
Helpful Digital Group employees that violate this Policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct. Failing to report an instance of slavery of which you become aware may also become grounds for disciplinary action.
The Helpful Digital Group may terminate its relationship with individuals and organisations working on our behalf if they breach this policy.