SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT 2022
This statement is issued in accordance with the requirements of Section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and identifies the steps the Vix AFC Limited and its subsidiary companies (‘Vix’) have taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking do not take place within our business and also that of our suppliers.
Vix is opposed to slavery, trafficking in persons, and forced labour in any form. We expect the same from all our contractors, suppliers, and other business partners.
Organisation’s Structure and Supply Chain
We are a global provider of automatic fare collection, transit information, and transit analytics solutions for the transport sector. Vix has over 500 employees working across 17 cities around the world with hubs in APAC, Europe, and North America.
Our offerings include the supply of hardware, software, cloud-based solutions, maintenance, professional services (engineering, consultancy, and project management), and managed services.
We use our supply chain to provide hardware, software, maintenance services, consultancy services, network & communications services, and data centre services. We endeavour to appoint suppliers that we can trust, respect, and that provide transparency. We require our suppliers to meet appropriate standards and business practices and comply with applicable laws and regulations wherever they may operate.
Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
We have appropriate policies in place that underpin our commitment to ensure that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We continuously review and update all our policies.
Our 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 are not taking place anywhere in our supply chains. We also adhere to a Code of Conduct that is relevant to modern slavery and which we continuously review and update.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we require key suppliers to adhere to our Supplier Code of Conduct which outlines our expectations for ethical business practices we expect of our suppliers.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
We have zero-tolerance for slavery and human trafficking. To ensure our suppliers comply with these values we continue to:
● Communicate our commitment to tackling modern slavery throughout the onboarding and review of key suppliers.
● Communicate our commitment to tackling modern slavery to all employees involved with procurement and supplier management with regular training.
● Identify and monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains, including undertaking selective due diligence exercises on key suppliers.
● Protect whistleblowers.
This statement has been approved by the Board of Vix, April 2022.