The purpose of this policy is to define Cority Software’s response to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending _______________, pursuant to section 54(1) of the Act.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, forced and compulsory labour, and human trafficking whereby individuals are deprived of their freedom and are exploited for commercial or personal gain, as enacted in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (‘the Act’).
Cority Software is committed to a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and to acting with integrity in all its dealings, relationships, and supply chains. It expects the same high standards from all its staff, suppliers, contractors, and those with whom it does business. Cority Software acknowledges the risk that a supply chain may involve the use of a hidden or unknown subcontractor reliant on forced labour.
Although Cority Software, as a supplier of software, considers the risk of modern slavery to be low due to the nature of its supply chains, it takes its responsibilities to combat modern slavery seriously, as demonstrated by its promotion and adoption of the following policy measures:
The prevention, detection, and reporting of modern slavery in any part of its business or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for Cority Software or under its control.
Appropriate due diligence processes must be carried out in relation to modern slavery which may include considering human rights in a sector or country, the type of sector in which a service provider operates, the countries from which services are provided, the nature of relationships with suppliers, and the complexity of supply chain(s).
All supply chain lines need to be continually risk assessed and managed in relation to modern slavery and any high-risk suppliers audited.
Cority Software encourages anyone to raise any concerns about modern slavery and will support anyone who acts in good faith.
Wherever possible, Cority Software will obtain warranties from suppliers that they are free of modern
Cority Software will continue to develop its commitment to combat modern slavery and will provide staff training where appropriate.
This policy applies to all employees, consultants, and other persons doing business with Cority Software, including contractors and suppliers. The policy will be communicated to all employees and is available on the shared document environment. This policy will be made available to interested parties, subject to compliance with Cority Software classification restrictions.
Any employee found to have violated this policy may be subject to disciplinary action, up to and including termination of employment.
This document has been verified and formally signed off as correct and fit for purpose by the Cority Software Inc., Vice President, Human Resources.