UHY FDW Modern Slavery Policy
UHY FDW Modern Slavery Policy
UHY Farrelly Dawe White Limited (UHY FDW) is an accounting and consulting firm which currently comprises 6 directors and over 70 professional staff providing a full range of services from our 4 offices across Ireland.
UHY Farrelly Dawe White Limited is a member of UHY International, a network of independent accounting and consulting firms with more than 330 offices in 100 countries around the world. All of these firms are subject to stringent membership codes of practice and membership rules, with regular quality assurance checks, which would prohibit such practices as Slavery and Human Trafficking and would be similarly regulated as UHY Farrelly Dawe White Limited.
As accountants and registered auditors, we offer a range of accountancy services for clients throughout Ireland and internationally via our global network.
We act for clients in all areas of business life, from publicly quoted companies to partnerships, with a range of other not-for-profit and public interest entities, with private individuals and their families, and in all sectors of industry, from manufacturing and wholesaling to financial services and professional practices.
UHY FDW provide services to our clients from our offices in Ireland and from client premises, most of which are in Ireland and Northern Ireland.
Since all of our work is done by our own UHY FDW staff or staff from our international network, and we are regularly audited by ACCA and other regulatory bodies as applicable to our international offices, we consider our supply chain to be very low risk of being supplied by anyone involved in slavery or human trafficking. We have therefore not felt the need to review our existing policies with regards to our supplier relationships.
Where external suppliers or contractors are engaged to assist in the provision of services, we follow a due diligence process to ensure the suppliers are accredited with the necessary qualifications to supply appropriate advice/ work. Many of the relationships with these suppliers are long-standing and predominantly Irish based and we do not, therefore feel the need to revise our supplier approval process.
UHY FDW consider ourselves at low risk of engaging with any services suppliers who might be knowingly involved in slavery and/or human trafficking especially since many of our service providers would also be subject to regulatory body audits therefore we believe our current processes are sufficient.
Goods and Indirect services
We consider that almost all goods and non-regulated services supplied to our offices will be for day-to-day business purposes such as stationery, accommodation and travel and leased office space and are for sole use in our offices. We therefore believe that it is unlikely that anyone providing our firms with these goods and services would be involved in slavery and/or human trafficking and, as such, have assessed this as very low risk. We only deal with businesses we believe to have a good reputation for ethical practices and those who would have adequate processes to safeguard against slavery and human trafficking.
UHY Farrelly Dawe White Limited will undertake to monitor and review any risks associated with slavery/and or human trafficking and will adapt our processes as necessary.