Mobica

Director’s Statement - Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“MSA 2015”)

This statement sets out Mobica’s actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains. We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. Our internal procedures and policies support the objectives of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and we place a high expectation on our customers and suppliers to do the same.

We are a global service provider in the software and technology sector. Across six Mobica companies we have over 1,000 employees worldwide and operate in many regions across Europe and the USA.

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-Slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in out supply chains.

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have in place systems to:

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
  • Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
  • Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
  • Protect whistle blowers

We have a dedicated compliance team, which consists of involvement from the following departments:

  • Legal
  • Human Resources
  • Administration
  • Board

High-risk activities
We do not view any activities at high risk.

Relevant policies
Mobica operates the following policies that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations:

Modern Slavery Act Policy In accordance with the MSA 2015, Mobica has adopted a group led policy relating to anti-slavery and human trafficking. The policy confirms Mobica’ commitment to tackling slavery and human trafficking throughout our supply chains and to ensuring transparency in Mobica’s business. We expect the same high standards from all our contractors, suppliers and other business partners. Mobica includes specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude. The policy is reviewed and updated annually.

Anti – Bribery Policy Mobica has an existing group level Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy. This policy outlines how individuals can recognise a situation where bribery might arise and how they should address this

Improvement Programmes
Mobica will adopt improvement measures in the following areas:

Supply Chain Management Mobica will perform due diligence on its existing supply chain to ensure it only uses ethical and responsible suppliers. This programme of due diligence will be integrated into the current procurement process to ensure all new suppliers undergo thorough checks. Standard procurement contracts will be developed to include an MSA 2015 compliance clause and all existing contracts will be updated to include such a clause.

Awareness Mobica will identify areas within its business where there is a particular risk of modern day slavery. Employees who work within those areas of the business will undertake mandatory modern day slavery awareness training and will complete a compulsory modern day slavery exam to ensure they can identify potential occurrences of modern day slavery and act appropriately.

 

Simon Wilkinson
17th September 2018