Qwil Messenger is committed to ensuring that it understands the issues addressed by the UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015, and takes appropriate measures to stay compliant with this act to ensure that no modern slavery exists within the Qwil Messenger entities or our supply chain.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Qwil Messenger takes to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking are not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Policy, Code of Conduct and Training
We will conduct all business with integrity, having a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery risks. Therefore, we are committed to working and operating by the International Bill of Human Rights (comprising the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights). We also take into account the UN Framework and Guiding Principles and other internationally accepted human rights standards.
Qwil Messenger’s Ethical and Whistleblowing Policies outlines our continued commitment to ethical business practices. Approved by the Management Team of Qwil Messenger, the Ethical Policy sets the standard for our employees in their dealings with customers, partners, competitors, and vendors.
All Qwil Messenger employees and suppliers must review and accept the Qwil Messenger Ethical and Whistleblower Policy, and are contractually committed to comply. Annual refresher policy awareness training is also mandatory for employees, freelancers and contractors.
Our supply chain consists of a technically skilled, professional labour force of software development and project implementation teams located in multiple regions globally.
Despite our low risk, Qwil Messenger performs risk assessments on suppliers during the selection process to identify potential risk areas regarding modern slavery or human trafficking. If identified, we conduct further due diligence to ensure that our suppliers also understand and commit to ensuring no modern slavery exists within their organisations and supply chains.
Our commitment against modern slavery and ethical business practices will continue through our supplier due diligence program and in monitoring of changes in legal and regulatory changes.