This statement is made with regards to the Modern Slavery Act 2015, which requires employers to be transparent about their efforts to eliminate slavery and human trafficking in their supply chain. Escape Technology is proud of the steps it has taken to combat slavery and human trafficking. This statement details our policies and practises in recognising and preventing these issues within our own supply chain.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking, and forced labour. Escape Technology has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all aspects of business and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
Our headquarters are located in the UK with offices in Germany. Having a presence worldwide highlights to us the importance of and our obligations towards prioritising and protecting Human Rights.
As an international business with suppliers and customers worldwide we recognise that the highest risk to our business with regards to modern slavery lies within countries in which we or our suppliers operate where Human Rights are less protected. We believe that the actions we take to regulate our supply chain help to offset and negate this risk.
Escape Technology is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We conduct due diligence on all suppliers and maintain an approved supplier list. As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we ensure that before any supplier is added to our approved supplier list they have provided us with reassurance of their commitment to eradicating slavery and human trafficking.
We ensure that we only work with suppliers who treat their obligations towards modern slavery with the same importance we do. Where suppliers do not meet the standard required we would ask them to demonstrate they are taking action to improve and then subsequently terminate the business relationship if the required improvement is not forthcoming. Where a supplier is found to have had any involvement in modern slavery we would immediately terminate the business relationship and take further action if necessary.
All of our employees share our commitment to eradicating modern slavery. We conduct training for our Management and Procurement teams so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain. All of our employees are encouraged to identify and report any potential breaches of our anti-slavery stance.
This statement has been established and implemented with the approval of the Managing Director as a sign of the company's commitment at the highest level.