Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement for the Autovista Group
We have a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery and are fully committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our corporate activities. This statement sets out the steps we have taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking from occurring within our organisation and our supply chains. We constantly seek to improve our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
The Autovista Group (the “Group”) is a leading provider of automotive pricing insights along the entire lifecycle of a vehicle. The Group provides pricing insights across more than 30 markets. This statement is made on behalf of the UK parent company of the Group, Autovista Holdco UK Limited. The Group has more than 700 employees and operates in 18 countries.
Our Supply Chains
Our supply chain includes suppliers from a number of sectors, particularly the motor industry, IT software and hardware, professional services and office equipment suppliers. We also use agencies to supply agency staff.
Where our relative bargaining position permits, we seek to include in our contractual documentation with our key suppliers appropriate provisions requiring compliance with legislation, including the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
To date, we are not aware of any slavery/ human trafficking activities in our supply chain. If any issue is highlighted to us in the future, then we would undertake an urgent and thorough investigation. If the investigation confirmed the concerns, we would work with our supplier to ensure that appropriate action was taken to address the issue. This action may include the termination of our business relationship with that supplier.
The Group has a dedicated Risk & Compliance team which works closely with the following departments: Executive Management, Legal, Human Resources, Procurement, Sales and Learning & Development.
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. Our anti-slavery and human trafficking policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships. Compliance with the legislation, including the Modern Slavery Act 2015, reflects our company values of respect, openness, trust and integrity.
We ensure that all staff working for us are engaged in accordance with the law and undertake right to work checks on all direct employees prior to them commencing their employment. This includes checking, where applicable, that the employee has a valid work visa and is of an appropriate age to work.
In addition, all staff who have any concerns that modern slavery may be occurring in any part of our organization or supply chain are required to notify management so the issue can be addressed and we have processes in place to protect whistle blowers. These processes and policies are reviewed annually with a view to increase their effectiveness.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, our anti-slavery and human trafficking policy is available on the Group’s intranet.
Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we have taken to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains, we intend to take the following further steps to combat slavery and human trafficking:
Consider the revision of our employee induction process and internal employee training with a view to increasing the awareness of the Modern Slavery Act within our workforce.
Consider referencing our Modern Slavery Statement in future group UK consolidated annual financial statements.
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 31 December 2018.
On behalf of Autovista Holdco UK Limited