Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
Blackhawk Network delivers branded payment programs to meet our partners’ business objectives. We collaborate with our partners to innovate, translating market trends in branded payments to increase reach, loyalty and revenue. With a presence in over 26 countries, we reliably and securely execute branded payment programs worldwide.
Our policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking
Our Supplier Code of Conduct details what we expect from our suppliers with regards to:
- Business Practices and Ethics
- Labour Practices and Human Rights
- Environmental Protection
- Compliance and Reporting
We encourage our suppliers to require their subcontractors to acknowledge and implement equivalent standards of conduct.
We have a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics. This Code serves to guide the actions of our employees consistent with the values of Blackhawk Network. The Code emphasises our commitment to doing business responsibly, ethically and honestly. This is about more than staying out of the headlines and avoiding legal issues – it’s about fostering a workplace that values trust, quality and fairness within the company, and with our customers, suppliers and business partners. Our Code outlines principles to help employees do the right thing and encourages employees to speak up and report any Code violations that they see or suspect.
We also have a process for all employees to be able to report a ‘Serious Incident’, which includes any concerns over slavery and human trafficking.
Our supply chains
We are using our best efforts to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. The relationships with most of our suppliers have been established over a number of years and have been built on integrity and mutual trust. We have taken steps to ensure that due diligence is performed on suppliers through research at the initial set up phase, by including relevant clauses in contracts, and sending questionnaires to suppliers. We monitor the outputs of these and take appropriate action when we believe it is necessary. Due to the nature of our business and that of our supply chain, we have assessed that there is minimum risk of Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.
We are committed to ensure all employees are trained on any legislative requirements which impact our business. We regularly communicate Compliance Policies through our intranet, and roll out relevant training courses throughout the year.
Board of Directors
This statement is made pursuant to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending December 2018.
This statement relates to Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries.
Within the Blackhawk Network Europe region, this statement includes, but is not limited to the following – Blackhawk Network (Europe) Limited, Blackhawk Network (UK) Limited, Hawk Incentives Limited and Cyclescheme Limited.
It has been approved by the Blackhawk Network (Europe) Limited Board, who will review and update it as necessary on an annual basis.
Date: 3rd July 2019
Matthew Howe, Director