At SocialOptic, we are committed to upholding the highest ethical standards and promoting social value in all aspects of our operations. As a small UK technology business, we recognize the importance of addressing the issue of modern slavery and human trafficking. This statement outlines our commitment to combating modern slavery and the steps we are taking to ensure it does not exist within our business or supply chains.
SocialOptic operates as a registered company in the United Kingdom, established in 2009. We specialize in delivering software and service solutions that capture feedback that helps people to make better decisions. We do not fall under the jurisdiction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and make this statement on a voluntary basis. Our commitment to ethical practices and social responsibility forms the foundation of our business values.
We are dedicated to maintaining the highest ethical standards and social responsibility in our business practices. We unequivocally condemn any form of modern slavery, including forced labor, human trafficking, child labor, and any other violations of fundamental human rights. We have zero-tolerance for such practices and are dedicated to preventing them in our business and supply chain.
As a smaller technology business, our supply chain is relatively limited, but we recognize the potential risks associated with modern slavery. While we primarily deal with a limited number of suppliers, we conduct rigorous due diligence on all prospective suppliers to ensure their alignment with our values and compliance with the Modern Slavery Act. We expect our suppliers and partners to adhere to the same ethical standards we uphold, which we reference via the Good Business Charter.
Training and Awareness
We believe that raising awareness among our employees is key to effectively addressing modern slavery. All staff members undergo regular training on recognizing the signs of modern slavery and understanding their role in preventing it. We encourage open communication, and employees are encouraged to report any concerns they may have related to modern slavery.
While we strive to maintain a responsible supply chain, we acknowledge that no system is entirely risk-free. Therefore, we regularly assess and analyze our supply chain to identify any potential risks of modern slavery. If we identify any areas of concern, we take immediate action to rectify the situation and work closely with the suppliers to ensure compliance with our ethical standards.
Monitoring and Compliance
Our commitment to combating modern slavery extends beyond mere statements. We actively monitor our supply chain and conduct periodic audits to verify compliance with our policies. If we discover any non-compliance issues, we take corrective measures promptly and, if necessary, sever ties with suppliers who fail to meet our standards.
Reporting and Collaboration
At SocialOptic, we understand the significance of collaborative efforts in eradicating modern slavery. In the event of any identified instances of modern slavery within our supply chain, we will promptly report these to the relevant authorities, as mandated by the Modern Slavery Act.
At SocialOptic, we understand that combating modern slavery is an ongoing effort. We are committed to continually improving our processes, policies, and practices to ensure that we remain effective in eradicating modern slavery and human trafficking, and at the forefront of ethical and social responsibility.
Our modern slavery statement reflects the unwavering commitment of SocialOptic to ensuring that modern slavery has no place in our operations or supply chain. We firmly believe that by taking a strong stance against modern slavery, we contribute to a fairer and more just society. We will continue to work diligently to ensure that our business remains free from any association with this crime. We aim to make a positive impact and be an exemplar of responsible business practices in the technology sector.
3rd August 2023.