Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

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Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement2017-11-30T10:21:13+00:00

For financial year ending 31 May 2017

Introduction

Open GI is one of the leading technology partners to general insurance brokers in the UK and Irish markets. It is a highly successful and growing organisation with a strong track record of innovation that stretches right the way back to 1979. Today, the Group employs nearly 600 people across a number of businesses and locations.

As part of our culture of good governance and good business practice, Open GI is committed to opposing modern slavery and human trafficking in any form and preventing this by whatever means we can. We have a zero tolerance approach to the exploitation of individuals and any offences covered by the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Supply Chains

Open GI is a UK-based operation sourcing goods and services from predominantly UK-based suppliers whose supply chains extend globally. We acknowledge that no supply chain can be considered entirely free from the potential for slavery or human trafficking to occur and we have therefore assessed potential high risk areas; and are taking appropriate action where necessary to ensure we are only working with suppliers who share our zero tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking. As well as assessing our current suppliers, we follow a process for assessing new suppliers that aims to ensure they are compliant themselves.

As we mainly source goods relating to office supplies, building materials and IT equipment, we continue to pay particular attention to our supply chains in these areas as well as focusing on our recruitment partners, catering and cleaning suppliers.

Employees

Open GI launched the My OGI Learning Academy in January 2017 and this hosts our mandatory Equality in the Workplace Course. This course is essential for all employees to complete when they join Open GI and then at regular intervals during their career with us. Within the course is a module dedicated to educating our employees about the existence of slavery and human trafficking and how each employee can contribute to eradicating this from society. Our Equality in the Workplace course compliments our established and regularly reviewed suite of HR policies and procedures, which we believe mitigate the potential for slavery and human trafficking associated to the business.

Open GI’s employees are encouraged to report any concerns related to its direct activities or those of its supply chain, and to provide further assurance to employees wishing to do so. Open GI continues to operate a best practice whistle blowing policy.

Charlie Ralph

Chief Financial Officer

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