Dart Group plc (the ‘Group’) recognises that modern slavery and human trafficking are significant global issues presenting a challenge for businesses worldwide. The Group is committed to continually reviewing its practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. The Group has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in its business dealings.
The Group has revised this statement to reflect activities undertaken in the financial year ended 31 March 2019 in accordance with the Act.
The Group is a Leisure Travel and Distribution & Logistics business specialising in:
Jet2.com Limited, the provision of scheduled holiday flights to leisure destinations in the Mediterranean, the Canary Islands and to European Leisure Cities.
Jet2holidays Limited, the provision of ATOL licensed package holidays.
Fowler Welch Limited, the provision of distribution throughout the UK of fresh produce, and temperature controlled and ambient products on behalf of retailers, processors, growers and importers.
The Group has over 8,000 suppliers and sources its goods and services globally; it encourages transparency in its supply chains and has implemented measures to mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking.
A number of our uniform items are supplied by factories in Asia and the Indian sub-continent and the Group works collaboratively with those suppliers to improve supply chain standards. Our suppliers are active members of Sedex (Suppliers Ethical Data Exchange) and proactively share audit results to drive improvement.
The Group is committed to having an ongoing and open dialogue with its suppliers. Confirmation is requested from supplier senior management that they are satisfied that key operations (both in the UK and overseas) have suitable preventative measures in place to prevent modern slavery and, where applicable, the Group works with its suppliers to ensure robust preventative measures are in place. In addition, contractual terms are regularly reviewed to ensure suppliers are contractually obliged to implement and manage processes to prevent modern slavery. The Group continues to monitor its suppliers on an ongoing basis.
The Group has in place the following policies reflecting its commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all its business relationships:
• Anti-Corruption & Bribery policy
• Equality & Diversity Policy
• Whistleblowing Policy
The Group identifies and mitigates the risk of slavery and human trafficking by:
• Identifying, assessing and monitoring potential risk areas in our supply chains.
• Commissioning reports to audit supply chains which are deemed highest risk.
The Group has a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking and expects its suppliers and contractors to uphold the same values. It will not conduct business knowingly with anyone engaged in slavery and human trafficking practices or knowingly permit them to be carried out in any part of its business. Our standard supplier terms and conditions include applicable anti-slavery provisions and similar protection has been secured in all relevant supply arrangements.
To ensure colleagues have a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we assist them by providing relevant training in identifying and preventing exploitation.
We have updated our cabin crew manual to include human trafficking reporting procedures and details of the Modern Slavery reporting helpline. We also ensure that training on human trafficking is delivered to cabin crew through new entrant and recurrent training. In addition, posters are also displayed in crew rooms, ground operations and engineering areas at our airport bases and at our head offices to raise awareness of modern slavery and human trafficking.
The Group has a clear framework of rules and behaviours and encourages the reporting of any concerns or breaches so that they can be dealt with appropriately in accordance with our policies and procedures. We also offer an independent and confidential Whistleblowing hotline where colleagues can raise concerns confidentially and anonymously if they wish.
The Group checks and confirms that colleagues, contractors and agency workers can demonstrate their eligibility to work in the UK before commencing work with the Group.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2019.
Dart Group plc
Date: 12 September 2019
Previous versions of our Modern Slavery Statement