Anti-Slavery & Human Trafficking Policy

Effective as of March 23, 2020

Introduction

Headquartered in Minneapolis, MN, Datasite Global Corporation (“Datasite”) is the preeminent leader for providing cloud-based technology to participants in the M&A lifecycle.  Our business solution applications and services bring together parties from all points on the globe to make deals happen faster, easier and with greater security.  

Datasite is serious about our products and serious about our commitment to corporate social responsibility wherever and whenever we engage in business. Datasite recognizes that this commitment must also include actions intended to lead to the eradication of slavery and human trafficking worldwide.

Structure, Business and Supply Chain

The Datasite Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking policy statement applies to all employees and management of Datasite Global Corporation, Datasite LLC and its worldwide subsidiary legal entities.  In performance of its core business, Datasite engages with suppliers, vendors, contractors, partners and other entities or individuals who perform services or provide resources for Datasite and its subsidiaries.  Datasite intends that the policy herein be applied to any entity that works with Datasite.

Policies On Slavery and Human Trafficking

Datasite has a responsibility to be alert to slavery and human trafficking in our business and in our work with third party vendors and suppliers. Where acts of slavery or human trafficking are identified, Datasite employees and management are to follow company policy regarding reporting.  Employees are expected to report such concerns and management are expected to act upon them.

Datasite is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in our business dealings and relationships and to putting in place controls that ensure modern slavery is not taking place in our own business or in our supply chains.  We expect the same standards from our contractors, suppliers and other business partners.  Datasite expects our suppliers and their employees, agents and subcontractors to respect labor rights.  

Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, Datasite is committed to building and maintaining long-standing relationships with qualified customers, third party vendors and suppliers and to make clear our expectations of business behavior.  Datasite has established a framework for business accountability to allow for raising issues, and reporting slavery and human trafficking.  In furtherance of these goals, Datasite has in place systems that are intended to encourage and to protect whistle blowers.

With regards to our national or international vendors or suppliers, we expect these entities to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes. We expect each entity in the supply chain to adopt ‘one-up’ due diligence on the next link in the chain. 

Datasite has zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those that we engage in business with to comply with our values and the law. We require this contractually.

Key Performance Indicators

In order to assess the effectiveness of our modern slavery measures we review annually the following key performance indicators:

  • Management training levels
  • Employees understanding and awareness of this policy
  • Number of incidents reported 

Training

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and with our customers, third party vendors and suppliers, we include training and this Policy to all relevant individuals and entities. All employees have been informed of Datasite’s expectations regarding slavery and human trafficking via Annual Security & Compliance Training.

In addition, we use the following systems to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or with our vendors or suppliers:

  • Completion of contracts audits by area managers
  • Use of payroll systems

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.