Organisational structure and supply chains
This statement covers the activities of DG International:
DG International provides a comprehensive Logistics and Supply Chain service to a number of industries including: Retail, Fashion, Automotive and Furniture. This is via a number of methods including: Road, Rail, Sea Freight and Air Freight. DG International also provides short or long term warehousing services to customers when required.
In addition to this, the Pro Carrier is a subsidiary company which provides a cross boarder parcel delivery service for ecommerce retail customers.
Countries of operation and supply
We currently operate in the following countries:
- Directly UK, China and USA
- ROW via our Partners
Our suppliers are fully vetted and in some cases audited. During the vetting stage the suppliers are requested to confirm if they comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
The Procurement Department keeps a detailed record of DG Suppliers and annually reviews suppliers against specific criteria..
Risk Assessment and Due Diligence
- On an annual basis we map and create a risk profile for our top 100 suppliers rated by annual spend, by reviewing their location, industry sector and potential labour cycle practices using data and findings from internationally recognised organisations. Any suppliers that we believe may have med/high risk elements within their supply chain will be asked to provide evidence that they are able to comply with the requirements of Modern Slavery Act 2015.
- All suppliers are required to complete an annual supplier Self-Assessment Questionnaire which includes sections on Quality, Environment and Modern Slavery. They are required to confirm that they fully understand and comply with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 within their own organisations and that they have taken steps to ensure their own supply chains are free of risk and can supply evidence to support their statement, if requested. Failure to do so would prompt DG to remove them from the approved supplier list.
- Anti-Slavery Policies: Our Head of HR is responsible for putting in place and reviewing policies and the process by which they were developed.
- Investigations/due diligence: The Procurement Department is responsible to vet and ensure suppliers meet DG standards, including Modern Slavery Act 2015
- Training: To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business we provide training to relevant members of staff and Directors.
The Company Directors approve, along with Senior Management, to take responsibility for implementing this policy statement and its objectives and shall provide adequate resources and investment to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within the organisation and its supply chain.
A full copy of this statement and a copy of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 will be accessible to all employees electronically and a copy can be obtained from HR Department upon request.
We operate the following policies that describe our approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations
- Whistleblowing policy: We encourage all our workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of, our organisation. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking. Our whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy for workers to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation. Employees, customers or others who have concerns can speak to our Head of HR.
- Employee code of conduct: Our code makes clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing our organisation. We strive to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when operating abroad and managing its supply chain.
- [Supplier/Procurement] code of conduct: We are committed to ensuring that its suppliers adhere to the highest standards of ethics. Suppliers are required to demonstrate that they provide safe working conditions where necessary, treat workers with dignity and respect, and act ethically and within the law in their use of labour. We work with suppliers to ensure that they meet the standards of the code and improve their worker’s working conditions. However, serious violations of our supplier code of conduct will lead to the termination of the business relationship.
- Recruitment/Agency workers: We have a Preferred Supplier List of Recruitment Agencies, with signed agreed terms. We only use specified, reputable employment