Human Rights and Modern Slavery Statement

2016/2017

Playtech is committed to upholding human rights in its operations and supply chain. This is a core element of the Group’s overall commitment to responsible business practices.  

This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and sets out the steps which the Group has taken during 2016 as well as plans for 2017.

Overview

Playtech plc and its subsidiaries (the “Group’’) are committed to upholding human rights in their operations and supply chain. This is a core element of the Group’s overall commitment to responsible business practices.

The Group supports and adheres to the principles embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labour Organisation’s Declaration on Fundamental Principles and Rights at Work.

The Group is committed to ensuring that it is not complicit in the violation of human rights. This includes human trafficking and slavery which can occur in many forms, such as; forced labour, child labour, domestic servitude, sex trafficking and workplace abuse.

This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and sets out the steps which the Group has taken during 2016 as well as plans for 2017.

Governance and Accountability

The Group's Risk and Compliance Committee has ultimate responsibility for reviewing the effectiveness of this statement.

Every employee has the responsibility to uphold the principles set out in this statement; in addition to complying with the Group’s Ethics and Business conduct policies. The Group requires all employees to adhere to these principles, and to all related policies, practices and procedures.

Risk Assessment

During 2016, the Group initiated a compliance “health check” covering a range of issues including human and labour rights, and modern slavery risk. The objective was to understand the level of risk for operations, as well as how these topics are factored into decision making.

As a provider of software and services to the gambling and financial trading industries, human and labour rights and modern slavery issues do not pose the same level of risk for the Group as for companies in manufacturing or industrial sectors. However, the Group does note that the most salient human and labour rights issues are related to employment, procurement of goods and services, as well as anti-money laundering (ensuring that individuals involved in human trafficking and slavery are not laundering their money through the Group’s operations). In addition, the Group continuously reviews these issues as part of its risk assessment and due diligence processes.

In 2017, the Group will review these areas further and ensure that its commitment is explicit in related policies, such as in the Code of Ethics and Business Conduct and in the Anti-Money Laundering policy, as well as in our due diligence, employment and procurement processes.

Communications, Training and Awareness

This statement will be disseminated to employees on an annual basis and will be available on the Playtech plc website and intranet.

During the course of 2016, Playtech identified key staff who require awareness and training. In 2017, the Group will include these issues in a compliance training programme for these relevant staff.

Monitoring and Reporting

In 2017, the Group will monitor and track these issues as part of its overall compliance risk management.

This statement was approved by the Board on April 26, 2017.

Mor Weizer, CEO, Playtech plc

 

 


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