16 September 2019
Gamesys Limited and its group companies (Gamesys) operate in a highly regulated industry and accordingly, legal and regulatory compliance are at the forefront of business operations. Gamesys is committed to preventing modern slavery and human trafficking and it requires compliance from our employees and suppliers with all applicable laws and regulations, including the Modern Slavery Act.
Gamesys has offices in Gibraltar, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Estonia, the Czech Republic, Austria and Malta and the vast majority of our suppliers are based in the United States of America, Canada and the European Union. The group develops and operates online gambling and gaming services. In light of where we do business, where our suppliers are based and the industry in which we operate, we consider that there is a very low risk that modern slavery and human trafficking may affect our business. Our supply chain sectors primarly relate to typical services used in the general operation of our business, such as information technology, marketing and professional services.
Nonetheless, we adopt policies and procedures which are designed to:
We require staff engaged in the process for the selection of suppliers to conduct reasonable checks to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking does not affect any supplier or partner. This may include (but is not limited to) raising enquiries with the supplier / partner, or asking them to provide a copy of relevant policies and their employee handbook.
Gamesys has always looked into working with reputable third parties across into working with reputable third parties across the various sectors that we engage in. Where appropriate we include contractual commitments and protections in our agreements with our suppliers where necessary, Gamesys requires those suppliers to implement effective systems and controls to prevent slavery and human trafficking from affecting any part of their business and supply chain.
Our staff are advised to take particular care for organisations that provide services from higher risk territories. Staff are also advised to notify the Gamesys legal and HR teams immediately if they have any concerns so that the Gamesys group can then take appropriate action.
In respect of staff employed by Gamesys, our Employee Handbook makes clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing the organisation (including that we will not tolerate modern slavery and human trafficking affecting any part of our business or supply chain). We strive to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when operating and managing our supply chain.
In addition, our HR and Recruitment teams continue to ensure that we comply with all applicable laws in the territories in which we are based. We seek to employ our own staff wherever possible which enables us to monitor working conditions and we only use specified, reputable employment agencies to source labour.
We are proud of the work environment we provide to our staff and the vibrant culture that permeates our business. We will continue to maintain zero tolerance of modern slavery across the business.
For more information on the structure and business of the Gamesys group of companies, please see https://www.gamesysgroup.com/about-us/overview/.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2019 for Gamesys Limited and all of its group companies.
16 September 2019