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Anti-Slavery Policy

Development Consultants International Distribution LTD
Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy
1. Introduction
Development Consultants International Distribution LTD ("DCID") is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships. We are dedicated to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery and human trafficking are not taking place anywhere within our business or in any of our supply chains.
2. Purpose
The purpose of this policy is to outline DCID’s commitment to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our operations and supply chains, in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
3. Scope
This policy applies to all employees, officers, directors, contractors, suppliers, and any other third parties acting on behalf of DCID, regardless of location.
4. Definitions
• Modern Slavery: Encompasses slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labor, and human trafficking.
• Human Trafficking: The act of recruiting, transporting, transferring, harbouring, or receiving persons by improper means, such as force, abduction, fraud, or coercion, for an improper purpose including forced labour or sexual exploitation.
5. Policy Statements
• Zero Tolerance: DCID has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery or human trafficking within our operations and supply chains.
• Compliance: We are committed to complying with all applicable laws and regulations related to anti-slavery and human trafficking.
6. Responsibilities
• Board of Directors: The board is responsible for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations and that all those under our control comply with it.
• Management: Managers at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy.
• Employees: All employees are expected to read, understand, and comply with this policy and are encouraged to report any concerns regarding modern slavery.
7. Due Diligence Processes
DCID will implement due diligence procedures to identify, assess, and mitigate risks related to modern slavery and human trafficking. This includes:
• Risk Assessment: Regularly assessing the risk of modern slavery within our business and supply chains.
• Supplier Audits: Conducting audits of suppliers to ensure compliance with our anti-slavery policies.
• Contracts: Including anti-slavery clauses in contracts with suppliers and business partners.
8. Training and Awareness
DCID will provide training to all employees to ensure they understand the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking, as well as their role in preventing it. Training will be included as part of the onboarding process and updated regularly.
9. Reporting and Whistleblowing
Employees and others working in our supply chains are encouraged to report any concerns or suspicions of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chains. DCID provides multiple channels for reporting, including a confidential whistleblowing hotline. No one who reports a concern in good faith will suffer any detrimental treatment.
10. Monitoring and Review
DCID will regularly monitor and review the effectiveness of this policy and its implementation. This includes reviewing our due diligence processes, training programs, and supplier contracts to ensure they are effective in preventing modern slavery and human trafficking.
11. Breaches of this Policy
Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for gross misconduct. We may terminate our relationship with other individuals and organizations working on our behalf if they breach this policy.
12. Conclusion
DCID is committed to maintaining the highest standards of integrity and ethical conduct. Adherence to this Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy is essential to ensure that our business and supply chains are free from modern slavery and human trafficking.
Approved by: Board of Directors, Development Consultants International Distribution LTD
Effective Date: JUNE 23
For further information or to report concerns, please contact the Compliance Department at