The Dream Forward Foundation (the ‘Foundation’) strives to operate to the highest ethical standards in all our work, in our business dealings, and in wider relationships. We recognize that slavery and human trafficking is a real yet hidden issue in our society. We believe we have a responsibility to be alert to modern slavery and human trafficking risks, within our organization and beyond. This statement provides some background to our organization and partners.
Overview and Established Structure
the Foundation is a family-founded, charitable grant-making entity, which supports a wide range of causes across the World and has donated up to twenty-five percent of the earning stream in total to a wide range of charities, from a small community and volunteer projects to large national organizations. The Foundation is governed by a Board of Trustees and, together with senior management, they are highly involved in the work of the Foundation and bring a broad range of knowledge and experience across both commercial and charitable sectors.
We consider the risk of slavery or human trafficking within our supply chain (being staff and services provided to assist with the management and administration of the Foundation) to below. The supply chain involves very few direct partners, contractors, and suppliers, with the majority being based in the EU. We are committed to continuously improving our practices to identify and eliminate any slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains, and to act ethically and with integrity in all our relationships.
Notwithstanding the relatively low risk, we understand the importance of combatting slavery and human trafficking and we are committed to ensuring that modern slavery is not taking place in our organization or our supply chains and that monitoring our business and suppliers is proportionate and risk-based.
We work to the highest ethical standards, maintaining and improving our policies and processes to avoid any potential complicity in human rights violations related to our operations. We encourage an open, transparent, and collaborative culture in all our dealings with suppliers, employees, and other people with whom we come into contact. We believe that all employment should be freely chosen and are opposed to any form of child labor or practices that inhibit the development of children. We have a whistleblowing policy and ensure that all staff is able to demonstrate their eligibility to work in the Countries we operate.