Here you’ll find our Modern Slavery Statement for 2020. It sets out our approach to dealing with the potential risk of slavery and human trafficking at WorldRemit, as well as within our supply chains. This statement is governed by the laws of England and Wales and is written in English due to this.
WorldRemit Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our statement for the financial year ending in December 2019. It sets out our approach for dealing with the potential risk of slavery and human trafficking in our business or within our supply chains.
WorldRemit is a leading international online money transfer business. Our global headquarters are in London, England and we have regional offices in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, the Philippines, South Africa, Somaliland, Uganda, Kenya, Tanzania, Belgium, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Japan and Poland. We enable our customers, who are located in more than 50 countries, to send money to recipients in over 150 countries.
Our Values and Policies
We are committed to acting ethically, working to the highest professional standards and complying with all applicable laws and regulations. We take a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking and any other illegal or unethical conduct. This commitment is supported by our corporate policies, including our Reporting Concerns Policy, which encourages employees and workers at all levels to report suspected illegal or unethical conduct and provides guidance as to how to raise such concerns and our Anti-Bribery Policy which sets out our responsibilities, and of those working for us, in observing and upholding our position on bribery and corruption.
In addition, all our employees and workers are expected to behave in accordance with our Code of Conduct. This requires them to establish and maintain ethical standards and raise any suspicions of unlawful or unethical conduct to their direct manager in line with our Reporting Concerns Policy and our core values, which include “Doing What’s Right”, so that we act with honesty, integrity, transparency, respect and in a socially responsible manner.
Our Supply Chain
We are committed to ensuring that slavery or human trafficking do not take place in any part of our business or within our supply chains. We will not knowingly support or do business with any organisation that is involved in such practices and we would seek to terminate any relationship immediately where evidence of the same occurred.
Our key suppliers span the globe and include key institutions in the financial, telecommunications and remittance sectors and they are screened by us to ensure that they are a suitable organisation with which to do business. Each of our payment partners is subject to an extensive due diligence process to ensure compliance with appropriate regulatory guidelines, including anti-money laundering and counter-terrorist financing.
We will monitor the effectiveness of the measures that we are taking to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our business or our supply chain, including building upon and improving the policies that we have put in place.
This statement was approved by the board of directors on 26 March 2020, signed by Breon Corcoran, director, on 12 May 2020, and it is reviewed annually.