Modern Slavery Statement 2020
Modern Slavery Act 2015, annual transparency statement
Workiva, Inc. is a fast growing global Software editor that markets Saas products and services under the brand names Wdesk and Wdata. Workiva UK Limited is the main distributor of the Workiva, Inc. Saas products and services for UK based customers. Currently, we are also incorporated in The Netherlands and maintain significant sales offices in Germany, France and Spain, as well as several countries in APAC. All global entities are fully owned subsidiaries of Workiva, Inc. that is publicly listed at the NYSE under the ticker symbol WK.
As a Software editor and provider of Saas products and services that are hosted in the public cloud we have the following supply chain. Our main suppliers by costs factors are our hosting solution providers followed closely by facilities and office supplies (such as wework). In addition, on customer’s request, we sometimes outsource 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. Our vendor management leaders visit our above named suppliers several times per year, and are in constant conversation about expected work load, and of course, pay and ethical guidelines in people management. Our global structure as a startup means that we are the “new and coming competitor” in the markets that we serve and that we can and aim to maintain a personal relationship with our relevant suppliers.
Our values commitment from the very top of the management is to prioritize personal growth, excellent working conditions, and supportive interpersonal relations, as well as fun during the workday. We maintain and follow ethical HR policy and we train our employees at least annually in different aspects of ethical behavior. We expect the same from our suppliers and strive to enable and influence their management to develop, maintain and follow their own ethical HR 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 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.
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 Modern Slavery Act 2015.
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 2020 and ending 31 December 2020.
Signed Troy Calkins, EVP, CLO, on 10 January 2020 (signature on file)