Catelas Statement on Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking
Modern slavery is a crime and a gross violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
Catelas has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and is fully committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities. Catelas is also committed to ensuring transparency in its approach to tackling modern slavery in its business and in its software development and services support “supply chain”. At Catelas, we recognize that we all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small, in our own business activities and our supply chain.
This statement sets out Catelas’s actions to understand and address potential modern slavery risks related to its business and supply chain and to ensure it is doing all it can to prevent slavery and human trafficking.
Catelas’s existing relationships with its contractors, subcontractors, vendors, partners have been established for some time and are built upon mutually beneficial, collaborative business endeavors. To date, we have not been made aware of any human trafficking or slavery activities within our supply chain or those business relationships. However, if we were to learn of any such activities, Catelas would act immediately in accordance with our legal and moral obligations.
In addition to our general due diligence processes for screening and monitoring of contractors, subcontractors, vendors, partners, as part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk around slavery and human trafficking, we have put in place procedures to:
Prevent against contracting with suppliers who have been found to use forced, compulsory or trafficked labor, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children or who we reasonably believe may engage in such practices.
Protect whistle blowers. Our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking policy expressly prohibits any retaliation or other detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith a suspicion that modern slavery in any form is or may be taking place in any part of our business or in our supply chain.
We have zero tolerance for slavery and human trafficking. To maintain awareness and ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business. Catelas also provides policy and other informational awareness updates to its employees.
This statement is made in consideration of US Federal Government policy 48 CFR 52.222-50 and constitutes Catelas’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 2021.