Modern Slavery

Devoteam’s Modern Slavery Policy

Anti-slavery statement

At Devoteam UK Limited (Devoteam) we prize our ethical approach and are committed to complying with all laws and regulations applicable to our business, including taking steps to ensure that there is no human trafficking or slavery in our supply chain or within any part of our business.

We believe the nature of what we do at Devoteam means that the risk of human trafficking and slavery occurring in our business or in our supply chains is low. However, our continuing commitment to combatting human trafficking and slavery is reflected in our policies and operating procedures which require all Devoteam people to act ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships.

About our organisation

Devoteam delivers innovative technology consulting for business. Devoteam is a subsidiary of Devoteam SA and is part of the Devoteam Group. As a pure player for Digital Transformation of leading organisations across EMEA, our 7,000+ professionals are dedicated to ensuring our clients win their digital battles. With a unique transformation DNA, we connect business and technology. Present in 18 countries in Europe and the Middle East, and drawing on more than 20 years of experience, we shape Technology for People, so it creates value for our clients, for our partners and for our employees.

Devoteam Group achieved yearly revenues of €652 million in 2018.

Our core values

We firmly believe in a positive human future in a technology-driven world. At Devoteam, economic, social and environmental responsibility cuts across everything we do and is enshrined in our processes as good business practice.

Employment practices

Devoteam believes respect for the dignity, rights and ambitions of all people is a cornerstone of business excellence. We treat all our people with dignity and respect and provide a productive working environment free from discrimination, victimisation, coercive pressure, bullying and harassment, and we treat all employees equitably, regardless of local economic conditions, traditions and cultures.

We are committed to recruiting from a diverse talent pool and we invest care, time and effort to attract and hire our people and support them in reaching their maximum potential.

Supplier selection

Devoteam supports sustainable procurement methods, whether prescribed by legislation or through our own policies. As well as the traditional procurement benchmarking criteria of price and quality, we support the ‘triple bottom line’ ideology and considers social, environmental and economic factors in the procurement decision-making process.

We choose suppliers on the basis of fair and transparent principles and we expect all our suppliers to abide by our code of conduct while they are working with Devoteam. Our supplier diversity policy helps ensure that the contracts that Devoteam places with suppliers provide value for money, and that a diverse range of suppliers have fair opportunity to compete for and win new work.

Our policy is to place contracts with suppliers who adopt sustainable practices in line with appropriate international and local guidelines and standards. We assess our suppliers’ compliance with these standards via our supplier pre-qualification questionnaire which includes mandatory sections on compliance with laws and regulations, including the Modern Slavery Act.

Feedback and whistle-blowing

We encourage people across Devoteam to take active responsibility for improving our performance, whether through enhancing working practices or drawing attention to behaviours or other issues that give them concern. As part of the Devoteam Group, all employees are required to comply with the Sapin 2 legislation on anti-corruption and whistle-blowing. This legislation encourages feedback and suggestions. Devoteam has introduced procedures and mechanisms to create a culture that allows people to speak up with confidence and in good faith in the expectation of being heard.

This statement is made by Devoteam UK Limited and its subsidiaries pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Richard Andrews
Devoteam UK Limited