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 Bizcaps Pty Limited
ABN 86 108 329 157
Level 4, 189 Kent Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Ph: 61 2 9252 7533

1 July 2016
(Revised, 1 January 2021)

Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy.
References in this Statement to the “Act” are references to the “Modern Slavery Act 2015”

1. Introduction
Bizcaps Pty Ltd and its Directors (“Bizcaps”) are committed to ensuring that its business dealings are carried out ethically and in strict compliance with relevant laws. We unequivocally endorse the implementation and promotion of ethical business practices to protect workers from being abused and exploited in any situation.

Bizcaps will prevent slavery, exploitation and human trafficking in any part of its own corporate activities and is committed to ensuring that its supply chain is free from slavery and human trafficking.

2. Organisation Structure
This statement covers the activities of Bizcaps Pty Ltd, which is headquartered in Australia, its UK subsidiary Bizcaps Software (UK) Limited and any representatives elsewhere.

3. Relevant Policies
The Company commits to the following policies that mitigate the risk of modern slavery and sets out steps that all staff must take to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations.

3.1 Communications and Whistleblowing
Bizcaps encourages all its workers, customers and business partners to communicate openly and directly, particularly to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of the organisation. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery, exploitation or human trafficking.

The Company’s size and its communications procedures, including regular staff meetings and individual staff consultation with the CEO and Managing Director, are designed to make it easy for workers to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation.

Employees, customers or others who have concerns are encouraged to contact the CEO and Managing Director or the Board directly or approach external organisations.

3.2 Supply Chain Management
While the Company has a key role synchronizing product data in distribution chains, Bizcaps itself it does not have a supply chain that is reliant on factories or other entities that would normally be associated with slavery or forced labour.

Bizcaps has a small number of suppliers, almost entirely Australian-based, and mostly public companies with statutory ethical reporting requirements. As a general rule, contractors and suppliers used by Bizcaps are therefore not likely to be susceptible to these risks.

However, Bizcaps is aware that others may not always uphold the same ethical standards. Consequently, employees responsible for managing relationships with suppliers and others involved with the company are, themselves, responsible as far as possible, for ensuring that our values and ideals are upheld. Serious violations by suppliers will lead to the termination of the business relationship.

3.3 Recruitment and Selection
The company employs all labour directly. The CEO and Managing Director interviews all recruits personally. The Company ensures that employees have the right to work and are therefore protected by employment legislation. This includes checking right-to-work documents, visas and passports and references.

The company does not employ any individuals who would be considered to be ‘child workers’. Young and inexperienced workers may be employed or given work experience, but they are subject to the rights and protections that we afford all workers. Basic rights which we expect all workers to enjoy, include:
• The right to a reasonable wage,
• The right to a safe working environment,
• The right to an appropriate level of holiday and cover for period of sickness,
• The freedom to complain directly via our whistleblowing policy free of charge, if they believe that they are not being fairly treated or have any other concerns.

4. Governance, Corporate social responsibility policy.
The CEO and Managing Director is responsible to ensure the implementation of this policy.

5. Right of Audit
The Board of Directors will regularly consider the basic working conditions of our staff and consideration of our ability to oversee controls discharged by third party suppliers.

R. L Clifton-Steele
CEO and Managing Director
By authority of the Board

                       

 

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