Gamesys Limited and its group companies are committed to preventing modern slavery and human trafficking from affecting any part of our business and the suppliers to the Gamesys group.
Gamesys and its group companies have offices in Gibraltar, the United Kingdom, the United States of America and Malta and the vast majority of our suppliers are based in the United States of America, Canada and the European Union. The group develops and operates online gambling and gaming services. In light of where we do business, where our suppliers are based and the industry in which we operate, we consider that there is a very low risk that modern slavery and human trafficking may affect our business.
Nonetheless, we adopt policies and procedures which are designed to:
- Ensure all relevant staff are alert to the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and supply chains;
- Monitor potential risk areas in our business and supply chains;
- Reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chain; and
- Provide protection to whistleblowers.
Our process for contracting with suppliers includes checks to remain vigilant to any risk of modern slavery and human trafficking. We require staff engaged in the process for the selection of suppliers to conduct reasonable checks and due diligence to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking does not affect any supplier or partner. This due diligence may include (but is not limited to) raising enquiries with the supplier / partner, asking them to provide a copy of relevant policies and their employee handbook and, where necessary, verifying the physical working conditions for the supplier’s / partner’s staff and contractors.
Our staff are advised to take particular care for organisations that provide services from higher risk territories. Staff are also advised to notify the Gamesys legal and HR teams immediately if they have any concerns so that the Gamesys group can then take appropriate action.
We also include appropriate contractual commitments and protections in our agreements with our suppliers where necessary, requiring those suppliers to implement effective systems and controls to prevent slavery and human trafficking from affecting any part of their business and supply chain. We also require them to provide us with a summary of the steps they take from time to time to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking (including details of any relevant staff and supplier policies and details of due diligence conducted on their suppliers.
In respect of staff employed by Gamesys Limited and its group companies, our Employee Handbook makes clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing the organisation (including that we will not tolerate modern slavery and human trafficking affecting any part of our business or supply chain). We strive to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when operating and managing our supply chain.
In addition, our HR team continues to ensure that we comply with all applicable laws in the territories in which we are based and we only use specified, reputable employment agencies to source labour. We are proud of the work environment we provide to our staff and the vibrant culture that permeates our business.
For more information on the structure and business of the Gamesys group of companies, please see http://www.gamesyscorporate.com/about-gamesys/companies/
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2016 for Gamesys Limited and all of its group companies.
4th April 2016