We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
Ancestry®, the global leader in family history empowers journeys of personal discovery to enrich lives. With our unparalleled collection of more than 40 billion records, over 3 million subscribers and over 23 million people in our growing DNA network, customers can discover their family story and gain a new level of understanding about their lives. For over 40 years, we’ve built trusted relationships with millions of people who have chosen us as the platform for discovering, preserving and sharing the most important information about themselves and their families.
Ancestry offers a suite of family history products and services including AncestryDNA®, Archives®, AncestryProGenealogists®, Newspapers.com™, Forces War Records and Fold3®. AncestryDNA is owned and operated by Ancestry.com DNA, LLC, a subsidiary of Ancestry.com Holdings LLC.
Ancestry provides its services in the UK via the ancestry.co.uk website.
Our Mission & Purpose
At Ancestry®, our mission is to empower journeys of personal discovery to enrich lives. We strive to mobilise our resources and products to build more connected and resilient communities for future generations.
We are committed to fuelling progress through our diversity, equity, and inclusion initiatives, privacy and data stewardship policies, sustainability efforts, and Community Impact Programs. As the global leader in family history, we have a responsibility to set the bar for ethical industry innovation. For 40 years, we have built trusted relationships with millions of people who have chosen us as the platform for discovering, preserving, and sharing the most important information about themselves and their families.
We believe innovation thrives when there are diverse voices, perspectives and backgrounds at the table. Ancestry is building a product for a global, diverse community, and that requires attracting and fostering a workforce that reflects those we seek to serve. We believe that our purpose, our people, and our products are strengthened every day by our unyielding pursuit of an inclusive and diverse workplace community centred on equity and creating a true sense of belonging for all. We are committed to the lifelong journey of cultural competency, and we know that our intentional efforts today will result in outcomes that benefit future generations.
Our Community Impact Program mobilises Ancestry’s workforce and products to build more connected and resilient communities by preserving and amplifying at-risk history, empowering the next generation of history makers, and supporting our employees and the causes they care about.
We take our role in protecting and promoting human rights seriously. We expect our suppliers to adopt the same high standards that we adhere to and have fair employment practices. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing processes and controls to ensure that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.
It is our policy that our supply contracts require compliance with applicable laws and regulations. We have processes in place to ensure our suppliers comply with our ethical standards.
These processes include conducting visits to the sites our suppliers operate in and the appointment of an independent third party to conduct audits of our suppliers and to establish best practice principles. Physical visits to our suppliers’ sites resumed in 2022 and independent third party audits were commenced in 2023.
We are committed to continuing our focus on modern slavery and human trafficking. We will continue to work with our suppliers to mitigate these risks and we will take steps to review and, where appropriate, further improve our processes to ensure that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Ancestry Ireland Unlimited Company’s and Ancestry Global Holdings Limited’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2022 and is approved by the board of directors of Ancestry Ireland Unlimited Company and Ancestry Global Holdings Limited.