At Klaxon Technologies Ltd we have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and are fully committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our operation and supply chain.
We are serious about our brand because it’s part of our identity and so is our commitment to corporate social responsibility. We believe transparency is the best way we can ensure the public that we are doing our best as an ethical corporate citizen. In that spirit, we have published our annual statement for slavery and human trafficking, made in compliance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, in which we explain how slavery and human trafficking can affect our business and the steps we are taking in the fight against it. This slavery and human trafficking statement also addresses the steps taken by our parent company, Software Cloud Ltd. Our efforts against slavery and human trafficking complement our broader CSR Policy and our adoption of the Ethical Trading Initiative.
Klaxon Technologies Ltd is headquartered in Leeds, UK and sells its product throughout the world, including the United Kingdom. Our SaaS product is designed to help businesses relay important information to their employees quickly using a wide range of communication channels. Our solution allows companies to manage crises, disasters, health pandemics and other emergencies with instant notifications to ensure all staff are kept informed, safe and productive.
We establish a relationship of trust and integrity with all our suppliers, which is built upon mutually beneficial factors. Our supplier selection and on-boarding procedure includes due diligence of the supplier's reputation, respect for the law, compliance with health, safety and environmental standards, and references.
Building on our existing CSR Policy and our commitment to the Ethical Trading Initiative, we have embraced the requirement to publish an annual slavery and human trafficking statement. This will allow us to share our efforts against slavery and human trafficking and improve and measure our success each financial year. This past financial year ending 30 November 2020, we took the following key steps to ensure slavery and human trafficking did not occur within our organisation or supply chain.
Klaxon Technologies Ltd operates the following policies for identifying and preventing slavery and human trafficking in our operations:
Klaxon Technologies Ltd conducts due diligence on all new suppliers during on-boarding and on existing suppliers at regular intervals. This includes:
We require all suppliers to attest that:
In the past year, we conducted a risk assessment of our supply chain by taking into account:
This assessment will determine our response and the risk controls that we implement.
Klaxon Technologies Ltd has raised awareness of modern slavery issues by putting up posters across our facilities and sending an email that is focused specifically on modern slavery to all our staff, which explains:
In addition to the awareness programme, Klaxon Technologies Ltd has rolled out a fresh e-learning course to all employees and supplier contacts, which covers:
This statement covers 1 December 2019 to 30 November 2020 and has been approved by the board of Klaxon Technologies Ltd at the board meeting on 8th September 2021.