Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
Introduction from the Managing Director
We are committed to continuously improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
Digital Automotive Solutions Ltd is working hard to ensure transparency within its organisation and with suppliers of goods and services to the company in respect of modern slavery and human trafficking. We are satisfied that there is no evidence of any modern day slavery or human trafficking within our own organisation.
As part of the company’s due diligence processes, the company is considering the development of a supplier approval process which will incorporate an assessment of the controls undertaken by prospective suppliers against slavery and human trafficking. Imported goods from sources outside of the UK and the EU are potentially more at risk of slavery and human trafficking issues and therefore, the level of management control required for these sources will be continually monitored.
The company will not knowingly support or deal with any business involved in slavery or human trafficking. The Managing Director will be responsible for implementing this Policy Statement and its objectives which will continue to be reviewed.
We are a buyer of used cars and operate in the automotive industry. We purchase and collect used cars from the end user and then sell them back into the trade.
We have 29 employees all based in the UK. We have an annual turnover of £39M.
Our supply chains
Our supply chains include: Organisations that give us vehicle leads, vehicle collection agents and auction houses who sell our vehicles.
Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We are taking active steps to put in place an Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy which reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in out supply chains.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we are actively considering ways in which we can ensure that we are in the best possible position to:
Supplier adherence to our values
- Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
- Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
- Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
- Protect whistle blowers.
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values we are taking steps to implement a supply chain compliance programme which will be actively monitored by our Managing Director who is responsible for ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our business or anywhere in our supply chain.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we are considering the provision of training to our staff specifically geared towards how to spot the signs of modern slavery and human trafficking and what to do if they have concerns that these activities may be taking place.
Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking
We are considering what the best key performance indicators (KPIs) are to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending March 2019.