At VortexIQ, we are committed to operating our business in a manner that upholds the highest standards of ethics and integrity. We recognize the pervasive and destructive impact of modern slavery and human trafficking, and we are dedicated to taking proactive measures to combat these violations of human rights within our operations and supply chains.

Our Commitment

  1. Zero Tolerance Policy: VortexIQ maintains a zero-tolerance policy towards modern slavery, forced labor, human trafficking, and any form of exploitation. This policy applies to all employees, contractors, suppliers, and business partners.
  2. Ethical Sourcing and Procurement: We are committed to ethical sourcing and procurement practices. Our suppliers and business partners are required to adhere to our Supplier Code of Conduct, which explicitly prohibits the use of forced, bonded, or involuntary labor and requires compliance with all applicable labor laws and regulations.
  3. Due Diligence: We conduct rigorous due diligence processes to identify, assess, and mitigate the risks of modern slavery within our operations and supply chains. This includes risk assessments, audits, and regular reviews of our suppliers and business partners.
  4. Training and Awareness: We provide regular training to our employees and stakeholders to raise awareness about modern slavery and human trafficking. This training equips them with the knowledge to identify and report any potential risks or violations.
  5. Reporting Mechanisms: VortexIQ has established clear and accessible reporting mechanisms for employees, suppliers, and other stakeholders to report any concerns related to modern slavery. Reports can be made confidentially and anonymously, and we are committed to investigating all reports thoroughly and taking appropriate action.
  6. Continuous Improvement: We continuously review and improve our policies, practices, and procedures to ensure they effectively address the risks of modern slavery. This includes staying informed about emerging risks and best practices through industry collaborations and partnerships with relevant organizations.
  7. Compliance and Accountability: We ensure compliance with all relevant anti-slavery and human trafficking laws, including the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and other applicable legislation. VortexIQ holds all employees and business partners accountable for adhering to our anti-slavery policies.

Supplier Engagement

  • Supplier Code of Conduct: Our Supplier Code of Conduct outlines our expectations regarding labor practices, including the prohibition of modern slavery. We require all suppliers to acknowledge and comply with this code.
  • Supplier Audits: We conduct regular audits and assessments of our suppliers to ensure compliance with our standards. Non-compliance may result in corrective action or termination of the business relationship.
  • Collaboration and Support: We work collaboratively with our suppliers to promote ethical labor practices and support them in implementing improvements where necessary.

Employee Responsibilities

  • Awareness and Vigilance: All VortexIQ employees are expected to be vigilant and report any concerns related to modern slavery. Training and resources are provided to ensure employees understand the signs of modern slavery and how to respond.
  • Ethical Conduct: Employees are required to conduct business ethically and in compliance with our anti-slavery policies. Any breach of these policies will result in disciplinary action.

VortexIQ is steadfast in our commitment to combating modern slavery and human trafficking. We believe that every individual has the right to live and work freely and with dignity. Through our comprehensive policies, practices, and partnerships, we strive to create a business environment that respects and promotes human rights.

This statement has been approved by the Board of Directors and will be reviewed annually to ensure its continued relevance and effectiveness.