Tackling modern slavery and human trafficking needs a lot of collaboration. We work with experts and others to use technology to drive positive change.
Modern slavery is an increasing global issue. It includes human trafficking, slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
No form of modern slavery is acceptable in our operations, or in those of companies who work with us or on our behalf. And neither is child labour. No one should be made to work against their will. No one should be deprived of their identity papers, nor have to pay to work with us. Yet an estimated 40 million people around the world are exploited and forced into work. They often suffer physical, psychological or sexual abuse in the process.
We only work with people who choose to work freely. We respect the right to equal opportunity, freedom of association and collective bargaining. We also live it every day through our supplier standard on working conditions.
At Zlpha, we aim for the highest standards of integrity, transparency and fairness in all we do - whether we’re dealing with customers, our employees or our suppliers. We also expect these standards to flow through our supply chain, which means we put a lot of effort into selecting, and working with, suppliers who aim for the same standards we set for ourselves.
We want to make sure modern slavery isn’t taking place in our own business or supply chain. The risk of modern slavery within our own operations is low as around 80% of our people are based in the UK, they're highly skilled and we do most of our recruitment ourselves. But risks of modern slavery are higher within our supply chains. We use risk factors to determine the modern slavery risk for each of our direct suppliers. These include the type of product or service being provided, the country it’s being provided in, and the workers’ skill levels.
The Statement is updated annually and describes in a lot more detail the steps that Zlpha take to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are prevented in our businesses and supply chains.