The Board understands its role in setting the tone of the DWF Group’s culture, ensuring it aligns with our purpose, values and strategy. This year has further highlighted how fundamental the combination of a strong culture and values are in guiding the Group towards achieving its purpose. On that basis, we are rolling out an updated Code of Conduct globally to colleagues, incorporating changes to internal policies and processes aligned to our ESG integration and external best practice. Our suppliers must confirm they accept our ethical, labour, human rights and environmental standards aligned to the United Nations Global Compact.
As a business we have a zero tolerance approach to:
DWF supports the principles of Human Rights set out in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Labour Organisation (ILO) core labour standards and is a signatory of the United Nations Global Compact. To find out more information about our position on Human Rights please read our 2022 statement.
Our goal is to build trust and open relationships with our supply chain and work together to develop our approach to responsible sourcing and sustainable procurement. Additionally, a mandatory Ethical Sourcing Questionnaire is required and assists with identifying potential areas of risk within our supply chain, and aligns to our Ethical Sourcing Policy, draws from the International Labour Organisation (ILO) and the Ethical Trading Initiative Base Code, and consolidates input from other stakeholders. It also enables us to track the diversity of our supply chain.
Read our 2021 Modern Slavery Statement. This is our sixth annual statement and covers the financial year ended 30 April 2021 and outlines the steps we have taken in the last twelve months to combat the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking taking place in either our business or our supply chains, and our focus areas for the year ahead.
We have no offices in Russia or Ukraine, but we are doing all we can to support any of our colleagues and communities who are affected by this conflict. For the avoidance of doubt, we do not and will not act for the Russian government, Russian state-controlled entities or sanctioned entities or individuals.