MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT FOR THE FINANCIAL YEAR ENDED 31 MARCH 2017
Dart Group plc (the ‘Group’) recognises that modern slavery and human trafficking are significant global issues presenting a challenge for businesses worldwide. The Group is committed to continually improving its practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. The Group has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in its business dealings.
Our business and supply chains
The Group is a Leisure Travel and Distribution & Logistics business specialising in:
, the provision of ATOL licensed package holidays.
, the provision of scheduled leisure flights to holiday destinations in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands and to European Leisure Cities.
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, the provision of distribution throughout the UK of fresh produce, and temperature controlled and ambient products on behalf of retailers, processors, growers and importers.
The Group has over 4,000 suppliers internationally; it encourages transparency in its supply chains and has implemented measures to mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking.
The Group has written to its key suppliers requesting confirmation from their senior management that they are satisfied that key operations (both in the UK and overseas) have suitable preventative measures in place to prevent modern slavery. The Group is committed to having an ongoing and open dialogue with its suppliers and working with them to ensure robust preventative measures are in place. The Group continues to monitor its suppliers on an ongoing basis.
The Group has in place the following policies reflecting its commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all its business relationships:
- Anti-Corruption & Bribery policy
- Equality & Diversity Policy
- Whistleblowing Policy
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
The Group identifies and mitigates the risk of slavery and human trafficking by:
- Identifying and assessing potential risk areas in our supply chains. Reports are commissioned to audit supply chains which are deemed highest risk.
- Mitigating the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains by regularly assessing suppliers and conducting audits where appropriate.
- Monitoring potential risk areas in our supply chains.
Supplier adherence to our values
The Group has a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking and it expects its suppliers and contractors to uphold the same values. It will not conduct business knowingly with anyone engaged in slavery and human trafficking practices or knowingly permit them to be carried out in any part of its business. Our standard supplier terms and conditions have been updated to include applicable anti-slavery provisions and similar protection has been secured in all relevant supply arrangements.
To ensure colleagues have a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we assist them through relevant training in identifying and preventing exploitation.
Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2017.
Dart Group plc
28 September 2017