Built as a force for good, from day one
We were built from a strong ethical framework, which is at the heart of everything we do.
Our seven ethical principles guide our everyday decisions and ensure we always strive to do the right thing:
Our Guardian Council
A different kind of governance
Our independent ethics board is made up of influential individuals from relevant fields such as human rights, data privacy and last mile tech. They help us to navigate the complex world of identity and ensure we always strive to do what’s right by our community.
Founder and Executive Director of Glitch
Seyi is the Founder and Executive Director of Glitch, a non-profit organisation determined to end online abuse through advocacy, campaigning and education.
Gavin is a serial entrepreneur with 20+ years of experience creating data-driven businesses. He was the Founding CEO of the Open Data Institute and also founded Dgen, a decentralised network for the digital generation.
Founder of Rel8 and Open Global Mind
Jerry is the founder of Rel8 and Open Global Mind, projects designed to help humans make better decisions together. He is an expert on building trust and using it to solve some of the world’s most challenging problems.
Guardians at work
Stay informed on the topics discussed in Guardian meetings by downloading the meeting notes. You can also bring Yoti–related issued (e.g. company behaviours, user safety) to the Council’s attention by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Business as a force for good
We have been a certified B Corp since 2015, internationally awarded for our commitment to rigorous standards of social, environmental performance, accountability and transparency. Since 2015, we have incorporated specific B Lab articles into our ‘Articles of Association’ for Yoti Ltd.
Ethics and trust committee
A citizen-centric approach to technological innovation
Our internal committee makes sure that we stick to our core principles in day-to-day work. They determine our public commitments on ethical and moral issues and devise practical solutions for the company.
Committee members serve on a number of boards and hold numerous events at Yoti HQ to advance the conversation around digital identity in an inclusive manner.
Our public commitments to building ethical technology
We support the 5Rights framework and their mission to create a digital environment fit for children and young people.
We support the seven ethical principles for building biometric technology, as laid out by the Biometrics Institute.
Fair Tax Charter
We are committed to paying the right amount of tax, at the right time, and in the right place.
We are aligned with Responsible 100 and have used their frameworks to host roundtable discussions on our age estimation technology.