UK Modern Slavery Act Statement
Dyson Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2017
Dyson is a global technology company committed to conducting business in an ethical and environmentally responsible way. Dyson is headquartered in the UK and manufactures in Singapore, Malaysia and the Philippines.
Dyson strongly believes that forced labour in any form is unacceptable. We recognise the complexity of this issue, especially in multi-tiered supply chains and we are committed to tackling these risks through strong policies, internal and independent audits, and supplier training.
Dyson and its suppliers work to the Dyson Ethical and Environmental Code of Conduct which is based on International Labour Organisation standards and national laws. The Code of Conduct sets out Dyson's requirements in relation to labour practices, health and safety, responsible sourcing and environmental standards.
Dyson has a dedicated Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) team based in the UK, Malaysia and China. They work with suppliers through a combination of assessments using Sedex, an ethical database, supplier training and audits. Dyson uses information from Sedex risk assessments to help prioritise suppliers to audit. In addition to audits, Dyson operates a third party hotline for workers to raise any issues relating to working conditions. Audits are conducted by Dyson auditors or by independent CSR auditors. To fully understand the working environment in a supplier facility, the auditors interview a cross-section of the supplier’s workforce without management present to ensure that interviewee’s responses are not adversely influenced.
Since the release of Dyson’s first Modern Slavery Act statement in 2017, Dyson has carried out the following activities to further advance its efforts in addressing modern slavery and human trafficking risks in its supply chain:
- Continue to ensure that the no forced labour provisions in our Code of Conduct are in line with the latest industry standards.
- Increased the number of CSR focused supplier audits by 50%. We also began auditing a wider range of suppliers and auditing on an unannounced basis.
- Introduced quarterly CSR training days for Dyson suppliers.
- Worked in partnership with non-profit organisation Verité to audit, review policies and train suppliers in Malaysia and the Philippines on forced labour risks.
Dyson remains dedicated to continuing efforts to address forced labour and human trafficking risks in its supply chain.
Jim Rowan, CEO
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Dyson’s slavery and human trafficking statement.