Modern Slavery Statement
Modern Slavery Act 2015, annual transparency statement
Workiva Inc. is a fast growing global editor of software-as-a-service (“SaaS”) products and services (the “Workiva Platform”). In the UK, Workiva UK Limited is the sole distributor of the Workiva Platform for UK based customers. Additionally, Workiva Inc. has several wholly owned subsidiaries around the globe. Workiva Inc.’s Class A common stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the symbol “WK”.
Workiva Inc. and its subsidiaries have adopted a Supplier Code of Conduct, which sets the expectation that our suppliers conduct their business in accordance with all applicable laws and to the highest ethical standards. We are committed to upholding the human rights of workers in our supply chain and treating them with dignity and respect, ensuring safe working conditions, and conducting responsible ethical operations.
As an editor and provider of SaaS products and services that are hosted in the public cloud, our main suppliers are our cloud infrastructure providers, followed closely by facilities and office supplies. In addition, on customer’s request, we sometimes subcontract the setting up of documents to a global provider of these services.
We are committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within both our business and our supply chain. In pursuit of this goal, we are taking the following actions. With selected vendors, our vendor management leaders communicate with and visit our suppliers, and are in conversation about expected workload.
Our values commitment from the very top of management is to prioritize personal growth, excellent working conditions, and supportive interpersonal relations. We are committed to high standards of ethical, moral, and legal business conduct. To show our commitment, we train our employees at least annually on various topics including our code of conduct, anti-corruption and bribery and data privacy. We expect the same from our suppliers and strive to enable and influence their management to develop, maintain and follow their own policies.
In accordance with the United Nations Global Compact on human rights, labor standards and environmental protection (January 1999) we seek to observe the following ten principles that fall into four categories:
1 – Human rights
- Support and respect the protection of internationally proclaimed human rights within the realm of our influence;
- Ensure that we are not complicit in human rights abuses.
2 – Labor
- Uphold the freedom of association and the effective recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
- Eliminate all forms of forced and compulsory labor;
- Effective abolition of child labor;
- Elimination of discrimination in respect of employment and occupation.
3 – Environment
- Support a precautionary approach to environment challenges;
- Undertake initiatives to promote greater environmental responsibility;
- Encourage the development and diffusion of environmentally friendly technologies.
4 – Anti-corruption
- Work against corruption in all its forms, including extortion and bribery.
Workiva Inc. recently received a “AAA” rating in the 2022 MSCI ESG assessment. This coveted “AAA” rating represents MSCI’s highest rating and signifies Workiva Inc.’s industry-leader status in managing the most significant environmental, social, and governance (ESG) risk and opportunities.
Whilst we continue to develop our approach to truly global ethical employment standards for our employees and our suppliers, we will continue to assess and manage risk of unethical behavior in all respects, including but not limited to the framework of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and other applicable law in regions in which we operate.
This statement is made in accordance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Workiva UK Limited’s modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year commencing 1 January 2023 and ending 31 December 2023.
Signed Brandon Ziegler, EVP & Chief Legal & Administrative Officer, on 20th January 2023 (signature on file)
Review the 2022 edition of this statement here.