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United Nations Global CompactThe UN Global Compact  is a strategic policy initiative for businesses that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment and anti-corruption. By doing so, business, as a primary driver of globalization, can help ensure that markets, commerce, technology and finance advance in ways that benefit economies and societies everywhere.

 

Our supply chain

SITA’s procurement reaches across the globe with around 95% of spend with 1,300 key suppliers. Supplier selection is primarily based on the value for money principle. However, we always consider quality, timely delivery, reliability, warranty, safety, security, CSR and after-sales services and support when making a procurement decision. We expect all our suppliers to comply with SITA Security Requirements and to embrace the social and environmental principles set forth in our Supplier Code of Conduct.

From time to time we ask a sample of our suppliers to complete an online self-certification against a set of criteria aligned to the UNGC 10 principles. The responses allow us to look at the practices in our supply chain, and to evaluate whether they are meeting our expectations on responsible business practices. The self-certification is being updated to reflect the increased focus on modern slavery and the current legislative requirements.

Human rights

SITA’s Code of Conduct clearly states the expected behaviors of those who work with us. Harassment in the workplace is strictly prohibited. This includes any behavior toward another person based on that person’s race, color, gender, age, disability, religion, nationality, or sexual orientation, which is unacceptable and personally offensive to the recipient.

Our SITA office in India has a sexual harassment policy and complaints committee to deal with any concerns, with all local employees notified of the policy, the committee, and the requirements on behavior. They have the company’s assurance that any complaints will be handled promptly and thoroughly. The nature of our business means that while we are ever cognizant of the risks of human rights abuses, they are an area of low-risk for our organization. Our responsible supply chain self-certification references human rights – specifically in the areas of non-discrimination and harassment, child labor, human rights, and sourcing from conflict countries. To date we have received no responses that have given us concern. 

Modern slavery

We do not consider there to be a high risk of modern slavery, including but not limited to child labor, forced or compulsory labor, or loss of freedom of association and collective bargaining, in any of our operations. All employees have contracts in place, and SITA does not retain original identification documents for any purpose. Freedom of movement is exercised for all employees across all sites and countries.

Forced labor and anti-slavery

We do not consider there to be a high risk of child labor, forced or compulsory labor, or loss of freedom of association and collective bargaining in any of our operations. All employees have contracts in place, and SITA does not retain any original identification documents for any purpose. Freedom of movement is exercised for all employees across all sites and countries. Following an analysis of countries, an initiative in 2016 will add standard clauses to our supplier contracts to address labor practice risks. Our Ethics Office is available for any employee wishing to raise a concern in this area.

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