DPR Group Modern Slavery statement
Our Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
This statement sets out what steps we, DPR Consulting Limited, Reg. no. 03178610 and all group and subsidiary companies (DPR), have taken during the financial year ending 6th April 2019 to ensure that slavery and human trafficking did not occur within any part of our own business or supply chains.
Slavery and human trafficking are abuses of a person’s freedoms and rights. DPR are totally opposed to such abuses in our direct operations, our indirect operations and in any of our supply chains. Building on our existing policies, we have chosen to publish an annual slavery and human trafficking statement. This will allow us to share our efforts against slavery and human trafficking and improve and measure our success each financial year.
Our business and supply chains
DPR Group is a fast growing Private Equity-backed leading provider of origination and servicing software comprising Core banking Software and Broker CRM Software for banks, building societies and specialist lenders in the UK and Europe. DPR employs approximately 200 people.
We use a vast range of suppliers, ranging from network, software and hardware providers. Some of these products and services we use in our own business and some we use as part of what we sell to our customers. Approximately 150 suppliers sell to us.
Like most organisations, our suppliers use their own suppliers and our supply chain is therefore large and complex. As a result, we prioritise our attention on companies that supply high value products or services, or business critical suppliers – key suppliers that DPR would struggle or fail to operate without.
For further information about what we do, please refer to the “About Us” section on our website.
Policies and procedures
DPR is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking. In keeping with our commitment to act with integrity in all our business dealings, many of our existing policies and procedures are relevant to ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or any part of our business. To this end, our relevant policies and procedures include:
- Risk Management Policy
- Recruitment Guide
- On-boarding Guide – Background Checks
- Vendor Risk Management Policy
- Whistle Blowing policy, and
- Fraud, bribery and corruption policy.
We provide guidance, education and training to support employee understanding of expected behaviour, particularly in respect of their business decisions. If employees have concerns, we encourage them to raise them directly with their line manager or Human Resources, however, if they are not comfortable doing this we have a whistle-blowing policy which employees can use to raise any issues. We will focus on helping people understand and identify slavery and human trafficking risks, and remind them how they can report any concerns they may have.
All our policies and procedures are underpinned by our corporate values;
- We put the client first, from development and delivery through to support
- We are positively disruptive, committed to innovation and work with a sense of adventure
- We are forward-thinking, digitally native and constantly evolving
- We work with agility and speed, powered by best-in-class technology and people
- We set new standards, get it right and deliver on our promises
- We respect, enable and empower others
We are always reviewing and updating our policies and procedures and we are looking at how we can strengthen certain sections of them to include more explicit references to slavery and human trafficking, where necessary.
We intend to review and, where appropriate, build on the above steps year on year to combat slavery and human trafficking. We will continue to follow the steps set out above (or similar) and we will collaborate with suppliers to ensure that they hold the same values that we hold against slavery and human trafficking. Longer term, we will look at ways of measuring the effectiveness of the steps we have taken as an organisation.
This slavery and human trafficking statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for and on behalf of DPR for the financial year ending 6th April 2019.
This statement has been approved by the DPR board of directors (as at 12/11/2018). It will be reviewed and updated annually.