This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes 科学Group plc)’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2020.
科学小组是一个国际性组织, science-led services and product development organisation comprising three divisions: R&D Consultancy; Regulatory & Compliance; and 前沿智能技术. Further information on 科学组’s businesses can be found at www.sciencegroup.com. All of 科学组’s employees are based in the UK, 经济区, 北美或中国(深圳和香港).
- subcontractors for applied science, regulatory, advisory and product development services;
- 科学的供应商和制造商, 工程电子产品, 材料, 组件和服务;
- facilities and maintenance contractors; and
The majority of these suppliers are based in the UK, 经济区, North America and Asia.
科学组 has a zero tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking of any kind within our businesses or supply chains. Our internal policies reflect 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. 这些包括:
治理结构: We are committed to the highest principles of personal and professional conduct which includes a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery. 科学组 is led by our 主席 who also leads the Board which is the main governance body of 科学组. The Board is responsible for ensuring that t在这里 is a satisfactory process in place for managing strategic, 风险管理, ethical and corporate social responsibility issues including modern slavery.
爆料: Our whistleblowing policy applies to everyone working within 科学组 including employees, contractors and other third parties acting on behalf of 科学组. This policy provides a mechanism for the reporting of concerns about suspected wrongdoing or dangers at work, 包括奴隶制和贩卖人口的违法行为, without fear of reprisals and it forms part of 科学组’s mandatory training for all employees.
培训: To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery in our business, all new employees receive training on modern slavery as part of the induction process. This training refers directly to this statement and makes clear that any concerns should to be reported to the Group Legal Counsel.
- Our recruitment procedures include mandatory documentation checks to ensure that all employees are over 16 and eligible to work in the applicable territory.
- As part of our recruitment policies and procedures, we only use reputable recruitment firms and comply with all relevant local laws and regulations.
- We review market related pay and rewards bi-annually.
- We implement initiatives to support our personnel’s physical and mental wellbeing and stress. This includes cycling schemes and employee assistance programmes that provide work/life support services. We are committed to fair employment practices for our staff.
批准的供应商: We operate approved supplier lists for scientific and technical service providers and product/equipment suppliers. All approved suppliers are subject to due diligence checks and regular reviews. We foster long-term relationships with approved suppliers, and we do not make demands nor issue instructions to suppliers that might lead to them violating human rights.
只要有可能, the Frontier business sources required components from large multinational electronic component or manufacturing suppliers which typically have appropriate anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes in place and are members of The Responsible Business Alliance (formerly Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition). Regular visits are carried out to key supplier sites and our Shenzhen manufacturing team are frequently co-located at our manufacturing subcontractors sites, although inevitably these visits were significantly reduced over the last year due to travel restrictions resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic.
风险评估: 利记在线网址承认某些司法管辖区, sectors and services are considered high risk and t在这里fore all such transactions are reviewed by the Board who consider the risks and any mitigation required
Due to the nature of our business and the locations and sectors in which we operate, the Board considers that t在这里 is a very low risk of slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains. However we will continue to review our approach and the effectiveness of our policies and procedures on an ongoing basis.
View an archive of our 现代奴隶制的声明s on our Investor Information page 在这里.
科学组 offers independent advisory and leading-edge product development services focused on science and technology initiatives. 其专业公司是Sagentia创新, 傻瓜食品研究, 利记网址 and 前沿智能技术 collaborate closely with their clients in key vertical markets to deliver clear returns on technology and R&D投资.