We are focused on the gaming market in the UK and Spain and have four key strengths to help future growth:
Human Rights and Anti-Slavery Transparency Statement
The below statement has been prepared in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) and sets out steps taken within the business to prevent slavery and human trafficking.
Our Business and its Supply Chains
GAME Digital plc (the “Company”) is the ultimate parent company of GAME Retail Limited (“GAME”) which operates retail stores and concessions across the UK. The products GAME sells are sourced from a broad range of national and some international suppliers. Physical products range from gaming consoles, software and related accessories to merchandise including apparel. International supplier relationships are managed by our dedicated commercial teams.
When sourcing quality products for our business, we endeavour to partner with suppliers that comply with both the spirit and the letter of the law in relation to the prevention of slavery and human trafficking and share our core principles. These include not participating or working with organisations that operate inappropriate or unfair working practices. We look to ensure that our suppliers maintain satisfactory working conditions and comply with all legal requirements with respect to labour practices, health and safety, human rights and environmental protection standards of the countries in which their businesses operate.
Our values apply equally to all companies across the Group and are set out in our Business Code of Conduct which our suppliers are required to comply with. Our Business Code of Conduct sets out our policy on employees, legislation, child labour, conditions of employment, wages and benefits, health and safety and the environment. The Business Code of Conduct has recently been updated to include our policy on modern slavery and human trafficking.
Risk Assessment and Due Diligence
We work with reputable service providers, many of which are also subject to the Act. We take the management of our supply chain seriously and believe that it is important to responsibly select supplier partners.
We have identified our first tier suppliers and undertaken a high level assessment of the businesses’ exposure to the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking. Following which, we are liaising with our suppliers and have issued questionnaires to GAME’s first tier key commercial partners to better understand their relevant policies and procedures. We commenced this step in our process with the largest of our suppliers and those in identified areas where there may be a heightened level of risk.
We are also liaising with service providers covering: temporary staff; logistics and distribution; security and guarding; our customer services centre; and cleaning and catering, to understand their approach to the Act and learn more about their relevant policies and procedures.
Our due diligence procedures for supplier on-boarding, as well as our supplier audit processes to ensure compliance with the Act, are in the process of being reviewed to ensure they identify any risk of modern slavery and human trafficking.
Whilst we are satisfied with the responses to our initial enquiries, GAME plans to continue this work to analyse further the risk that any suppliers may pose and will continue to monitor suppliers in this area. Should any instances of non-compliance with the Act arise in relation to any of our suppliers then this will be reviewed and appropriate action taken.
We have communicated the requirements of the Act to GAME Retail Limited’s key commercial partners in the UK and we will look to roll out training to raise awareness across the teams responsible for liaising with suppliers and the wider Group.
The above statement was approved by our Board of Directors of GAME Retail Limited and GAME Digital plc on 6 December 2016.
For and on behalf of the Boards of GAME Retail Limited and GAME Digital plc.
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