What is Modern Slavery?
Modem slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. Dynata Global UK Limited (“Dynata”) has a zero-tolerance approach to modem slavery in our business and supply chains. As required by the United Kingdom’s Modem Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”), this statement describes the steps which Dynata has taken or the steps Dynata will be implementing to combat slavery and human trafficking from taking place in our supply chains, or in any part of our own business.
Dynata’s Anti-Slavery Policy (the “Policy”) includes a specific prohibition against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children. The Policy applies to all persons working for Dynata or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners. Since Dynata’s last Modem Slavery Statement, the Policy has been rolled out to all Dynata employees.
Dynata does not knowingly deal with any business involved in slavery or human trafficking. Dynata’s key suppliers are mostly in low-risk sectors and when we onboard a new supplier, we only engage with suppliers that are considered to be reputable. However, Dynata still expects our contractors, suppliers and other business partners to uphold the same high standards. Therefore, since our last Modern Slavery Statement, Dynata has begun communicating the Policy to its direct suppliers, contractors and business partners and will continue with its endeavor to receive express acceptance of the Policy from such suppliers. In addition, the Policy will be communicated to Dynata’s new direct suppliers.
Training on protecting human rights and recognizing slavery in supply chains forms part of the induction process for all individuals who work for Dynata, and regular training will be provided as necessary. Through the Policy and the training, we encourage employees at every level to take an active role in our compliance with our legal and ethical obligations and encourage employees to raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of modem slavery in any parts of our business or supply chain at the earliest possible stage.
This is the Modern Slavery Act statement of Dynata UK Global Ltd.
This Statement was approved by Dynata’s board of directors on 4 October 2022.