Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc.

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Our business
Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ: HAWK) is a global financial technology company and a leader in connecting brands and people through branded value solutions. Blackhawk platforms and solutions enable the management of stored value products, promotions and incentive programs in retail, ecommerce, financial services and mobile wallets. Blackhawk's Hawk Commerce division offers technology solutions to businesses and direct to consumers. The Hawk Incentives division offers enterprise, small to medium businesses and reseller partners an array of platforms and branded value products to incentivise and reward consumers, employees and sales channels. Headquartered in Pleasanton, California. Blackhawk operates in 26 countries.

Our policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking
Our Supplier Code of Conduct details what we expect from our suppliers with regard to:

  • Business Practices and Ethics
  • Labour Practices and Human Rights
  • Environmental Protection
  • Compliance and Reporting 

We encourage our suppliers to require their subcontractors to acknowledge and implement equivalent standards of conduct.

We have a Code of Business Conduct and Ethics. This Code serves to guide the actions of our employees consistent with the values of Blackhawk Network. The Code emphasises our commitment to doing business responsibly, eithically and honestly. This is about more than staying out of the headlines and avoiding legal issues - it's about fostering a workplace that values trust, quality and fairness within the company, and with our customers, suppliers and business partners.

Our Code outlines principles to help employees do the right thing and encourages employees to speak up and report any Code violations that they see or suspect. We also have a process for all employees to be able to report a ‘Serious Incident', which includes any concerns over slavery and human trafficking.

Our supply chains
We are using our best efforts to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. The relationships with most of our suppliers have been established over a number of years and have been built on integrity and mutual trust. We have taken steps to ensure that due diligence is performed on suppliers through research at the initial set up phase, by including relevant clauses in contracts, and sending questionnaires to suppliers. We monitor the outputs of these and take appropriate action when we believe it is necessary.

Training
We are committed to ensure all staff are trained on any legislative requirements which impact our business. We regularly communicate Compliance Policies through our intranet, and roll out relevant training courses throughout the year.

Board of Directors
This statement is made pursuant to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending December 2016.

This statement relates to Blackhawk Network Holdings, Inc. and its subsidiaries. It has been approved by the Blackhawk Network (UK) Ltd. Board, who will review and update it as necessary on an annual basis.

Matthew Howe, Director
Jonathan Paul Andrew Kenny, Director
Patrick Gurney, Director
Mabel Wilson, Director