GoDaddy Inc. is the world’s largest technology provider dedicated to small businesses, offering a number of digital products including domain names, email and web hosting. This statement applies to GoDaddy EMEA as it has a global annual turnover of more than £36m with the financial year ending in December of each year.
Slavery and human tracking remain an affliction on global society. GoDaddy EMEA is committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring, either within our business or supply chains, and we impose high standards on our suppliers.
In order to offer hosting and domain services, we work with a range of suppliers and over the coming year will identify a top 10 supplier list to better understands each of their commitments in this area. This will be expanded throughout the year.
GoDaddy EMEA takes seriously its responsibility to be alert and vigilant to such risks. We are committed to ensuring that our employees and our wider supply chain are alerted to any such risks of slavery and human trafficking.
A key value of our business is an open culture where staff should feel comfortable to report any concerns that they may have in this area. To ensure all directors, managers and staff feel at ease when dealing with issues that may arise, this year we will develop a modern slavery policy in order to educate all employees.
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We do not consider that we work in high-risk sectors or locations because the majority of our products and services are online and we have strong vetting of external suppliers. To this end, GoDaddy EMEA places importance on only working with those organisations that treat their obligations towards modern slavery and human trafficking with the same importance as GoDaddy EMEA does. This year we intend to review our suppliers, processes, policies and training materials as part of our efforts to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
We intend to introduce a group-wide Anti-slavery and human trafficking policy and aim to ensure our suppliers are aware of our policies, and adhere to the same high standards.
We will invest in educating our staff to recognise the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains. Through our training programmes, employees will be encouraged to identify and report any potential breaches of the organisations anti-slavery and human trafficking policy.
We shall develop and distribute a questionnaire to our top ten material suppliers and recruitment agencies and draft contractual clauses to embed within our mutual agreements.
This statement is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes GoDaddy EMEA's slavery and human trafficking statement for the 2016/17 financial year commencing January 2016 and ending December 2016.
SVP, Head of GoDaddy EMEA