Modern Slavery Act 2015
SD Worx Mission Statement
SD Worx UK Limited is wholly committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities. Our company ethics reflect our commitment to acting with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
This statement relates to the financial year 1 January 2022 to 31 December 2022.
In today’s new world of work, people want to be inspired by what they do and have the freedom to focus on what matters. Organisations need a dynamic, motivated workforce empowered by smart technology. As a leading European provider of people solutions, SD Worx turns HR into a source of value for their customers’ business and the people that work for them. SD Worx delivers people solutions across the entire employee lifecycle, from paying employees to attracting, rewarding and developing the talent who make businesses succeed. SD Worx powers performance through four core capabilities: technology, outsourcing, expertise and data-driven insights.
More than 82,000 small and large organisations across the globe place their trust in SD Worx and its +75 years' worth of experience. SD Worx offers its people solutions in 150 countries, calculates the salaries of approximately 5.2 million employees and ranks among the top five worldwide. The more than 6,800 employees at SD Worx operate in nineteen countries: Belgium (HQ), Austria, Croatia, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Luxembourg, Mauritius, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland and the UK. In 2021, SD Worx achieved a consolidated turnover of more than EUR 870 million (pro forma).
Due to the nature of the services that SD Worx provides, SD Worx believes that the risk of modern slavery across its operations is low. SD Worx is not aware of any situations in which modern slavery exists within its own operations, or in the operations of its direct suppliers.
Our sustainable procurement commitment is the process of sourcing goods and services responsibly to satisfy our commercial and operational needs in a way that creates a positive impact to society whilst minimising damage to the environment.
This commitment is detailed in the ESG report within our annual reports on the SD Worx website.
During our due diligence (Onboarding of a new supplier) our procurement department will ask specific questions to a supplier aligned to our ESG initiatives. If it is found that a supplier does not have the right basics in place to support this, we will halt any further onboarding, subject to review.
The following describes some of the initiatives that we have adopted.
SD Worx operates many important policies across its organisation. Dedicated teams are responsible for putting in place and reviewing policies and procedures to ensure compliance relevant laws and regulations such as the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
In 2022, a new procurement policy was created which underlines the need for due diligence from our partners and suppliers.
Suppliers and Partners
Structural partners of SD Worx are invited to participate in an extensive questionnaire before collaborations begin. SD Worx only partners with key suppliers, relying on thorough advance screening to ensure that they share the SD Worx principles. Where SD Worx suspects that (potential) customers and suppliers has breached a statutory requirement or has been negligent regarding the fundamental principles and rights that apply, (further) collaboration is not possible. Abroad, SD Worx operates through fixed partner companies, which we have thoroughly screened.
SD Worx safeguards human rights within our own organisation by complying with all national and international laws. In doing so, we prevent our complicity in human rights violations, avoid discrimination and protect vulnerable groups.
SD Worx understands the importance of making year-on-year progress in tackling modern slavery and human trafficking. SD Worx shall build on efforts to ensure modern slavery is not present across its operations and supply chain.
Head of Procurement
SD Worx UK Limited