MODERN SLAVERY IN THE SUPPLY CHAIN
Consistent with the policies and principles referred to above, the DITH Group takes steps to conduct its affairs in a manner which provides for equal opportunities, respects human rights, provides for the highest standards of health and safety and protects the environment. These include efforts by the DITH Group to prevent modern slavery or human trafficking in our business. Such steps include, amongst others: know your counterparty checks; incorporation in our contracts of clauses requiring our counterparties to comply with applicable laws and our policy of business conduct; and education and training for all of our employees on compliance issues.
In addition, the DITH Group has dedicated corporate functions (including risk management, compliance and legal) to which employees can refer to and address any issue relating to the compliance of the DITH Group with applicable laws. The DITH Group’s Director of Risk and Compliance has been designated as our nominated contact for the Modern Slavery Act supported by a CSR & Sustainability Manager.
In 2022, the DITH Group released its Sustainability Report which addresses key issues of paramount importance to the DITH Group. The Sustainability Report followed the ISO 26000 guidelines and is based on the Global Reporting Indicators (GRI) applicable to the DITH Group’s business.
Further, in 2022, the DITH Group’s sustainability performance was the subject of an independent assessment carried out by the reputable EcoVadis platform, which resulted in the DITH Group being awarded the bronze medal rating.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act with respect to the DITH Group’s Financial Year 2022 and its revision was approved as part of the compliance summary presented to the Board Directors of DITH on January 26, 2023.