Modern Slavery Transparency Statement

This modern slavery and transparency statement is published by Diamond Resorts (Europe) Limited (Diamond), in accordance with the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 for the period ending 31 December 2016.

Diamond is the main European operating company of the Diamond Resorts International® group of companies. We manage various timeshare clubs across Europe and own/ manage resorts in amazing holiday destinations across Europe.

As part of one of the world’s leading vacation ownership companies, we aim to exceed expectations consistently with our high quality resorts and incomparable hospitality. We are committed to conducting our business affairs fairly and in an ethical and proper manner.

We require the highest possible standards of ethical and business conduct of our team members in the performance of their corporate responsibilities and all of our team members are obliged to undertake yearly training in ethical business practices.

We condemn modern slavery and human trafficking in all of its forms and are committed to working to ensure that no such activity takes place within our sphere of influence.

We engage most team members directly and ensure that the appropriate checks are carried out on our directly employed team members in accordance with applicable laws in the countries in which we operate. Where we use agency workers, relationships are managed by our HR teams who are supported by our own legal function as well as external specialists.

At our resorts, we enjoy many close relationships with our smaller suppliers and providers of services who are often personally known to our resort managers and local to the resort. Often, such relationships have endured for many years. Larger projects are sourced centrally using the expertise of our purchasing and legal teams.

In the last financial year, we enjoyed membership of the International Tourism Partnership, which, by facilitating collaboration across the tourism sector, has developed the Industry Position Statement on Human Trafficking. Access to this group and the information it provides assists us with our own policy development and risk assessment activities.

We also looked at our business and supply chains with a view to identifying any potential areas of risk.  We reviewed vendors and services providers, and carried out related due diligence activities. We renegotiated contracts with existing service providers to facilitate greater transparency and to mandate ethical practices in their working and sourcing practices and (to the same end) reviewed our contractual standard documentation with new suppliers and service providers.

We look forward to developing policy further in this area, to working more closely with our key suppliers and to training our team members to raise awareness of potential issues within our business and industry.

Signed on behalf of:

Diamond Resorts (Europe) Limited