Here at idhl we believe that accountability is a key corporate value and this statement is a demonstration of our commitment to good corporate governance, ethical behaviour, diversity and inclusion and sustainability.
i. idhl is a connected digital agency group with locations in Harrogate, Leeds, Newcastle, London and Manchester, housing a growing team of over 420 professional, creative, marketing and technical employees. From 1 January 2023, the group is made up of three trading entities: Webevents Limited which trades under the names WMG, Ingenuity Digital (ID) and Equation, IDHL Web Limited which trades under the names Netconstruct, Pinpoint, Statement, Fostr and Ampersand and IDHL Technology Limited which trades under the names Wired Plus and Snow.
i. Our ESG Committee, which was formed in 2021 has overall responsibility for this statement and is committed to continuing to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in the business or our supply chain.
ii. We have several policies in place which show a commitment to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place. These include our:
i. Employee handbook (code of conduct)
ii. Whistleblowing policy
iii. Grievance policy
3. Supply Chain
i. The majority of our expenditure is the cost of our own employees. The greatest risk of slavery and human trafficking is in our supply chain, which is relatively small and limited to a few services.
ii. Within our supply chain, we use reputable firms for items such as computer hardware and software services, cleaning and maintenance consumables and services.
iii. Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery is communicated to all relevant suppliers, contractors and business partners at the outset of our business relationship with them and reinforced as appropriate thereafter. When onboarding new suppliers input from various teams including Legal, HR and IT is required. As standard all supplier contracts are reviewed by the legal team who conduct due diligence on a supplier before they are signed off at Director level. This process is followed to ensure any potential risks can be identified before we enter into a contractual relationship with anyone in our supply chain.
i. As part of our ongoing efforts to ensure there continues to be no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain, we intend to continue to review and monitor and, where necessary, enhance our systems, policies and procedures, as well as improve our training and communications about the Modern Slavery Act across the business.
i. This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes IDHL's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2022. It was approved by the board on 20 December 2022.