At doopoll, we believe that while profit matters, there are measures of success that are not financial. One of those is moral, social and ethical responsibility – in this, we aim high!

We go to great lengths to ensure that we create a healthy and sustainable environment for those who work here – whether long term, short term – or provide services to us on a supplier/contractor basis.

We are committed to tackling modern slavery and believes that it can play a small part by understanding modern-day slavery risks and ensuring that there is no modern-day slavery in our business and supply chain. We take a zero-tolerance approach to modern day slavery.

It is our belief that raising awareness of modern-day slavery in our own organisation – through both staff and suppliers – can help to reduce the widespread potential for modern slavery.

Definitions

doopoll considers that modern slavery encompasses:

  • Human trafficking
  • Forced work, through mental or physical threat
  • Being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse, or the threat of abuse
  • Being de-humanised, treated as a commodity or being bought or sold as property
  • Being physically constrained or to have restrictions placed on freedom of movement

Commitment

doopoll acknowledges its responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery and commits to complying with the provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We understand that this requires an ongoing review of practices in relation to our staff and our suppliers.

doopoll does not enter into business with any other organisation, in Wales or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to involve itself that promote modern slavery.

Organisational structure and supply chains

doopoll operates solely from the UK, where all its staff are based, and therefore has tight control over the recruitment and training of all staff.

All new staff are required to provide passports and, if necessary, proof of their validity to work in the UK.

doopoll has a limited supply chain: third parties are used to provide hosting and software services, based in the EEA and US. The products and services which doopoll provides to customers are developed in house by our staff who are all based in the UK.

Potential Exposure

In general, doopoll considers its exposure to slavery/human trafficking to be relatively limited. Nonetheless, we have taken steps to ensure that such practices do not take place in its business nor the business of any organisation that supplies goods and/or services.

Risk assessment

doopoll has undertaken a risk assessment to identify areas which may be at a higher risk for modern slavery. Under this, we have identified the following factors which we believe make the risk of modern slavery in our organisation or supply chain very low.

  • Staff knowledge and resource — our staff are highly skilled in the fields of software development, product knowledge and project management and we only recruit staff who have the skillsets which match our requirements. All staff are paid above the minimum wage requirement, and we actively invest in training and developing our staff providing opportunities for on the job learning and training courses.
  • Geographical markets — our operations are based in Wales and most of our customers are UK-based, where there is greater legislation and awareness of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking.
  • Compliance – we take compliance with Data Protection, Health & Safety and standards very seriously, as evidenced by our IASME and Cyber Essentials Plus certification, with requirements and training routinely communicated to staff.

doopoll has not, to its knowledge, conducted any business with another organisation which has been found to have involved itself with modern slavery.

Responsibility

If a staff member believes that doopoll or one of its suppliers is engaging in modern-day slavery then they should raise this with the CEO (marc@doopoll.co) as soon as they are aware. All issues raised will be thoroughly investigated and the relevant authorities notified. There would be no recourse to the whistleblower.

We reserve the right to terminate our contract without notice and notify the authorities of any of our suppliers is found to be in breach of modern slavery laws.