Modern Slavery Statement
Monsido powered by CivicPlus® runs its activities with integrity, transparency, and honesty in its supply chains and in support of its customers who have reporting requirements under regulations regarding slavery in supply chains. While the requirements of the various modern slavery acts to which our customers may be bound do not apply to Monsido, we have published this Modern Slavery Statement so as to provide transparency in our own supply chain and affirm our commitment to combat slavery and human trafficking.
Specific to our global offices, we provide this statement in compliance with:
- UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015:
- Australian Modern Slavery Act of 2018;
- Canadian Fighting Against Forced Labour and Child Labour in Supply Chains Act of 2023; and
- Dutch Child Labour Due Diligence Law (Wet Zorgplicht Kinderarbeid) of 2020
Monsido is a global leading Website compliance and governance platform that provides its customers with reporting as to their compliance levels through its software-as-a-service platform and related modules. We work with businesses and government agencies in North America, The United Kingdom and Wales, the European Economic Area, Switzerland, Australia, and Asia-Pacific.
Monsido operates through offices in Denmark, Australia, the United States, and the United Kingdom as a subsidiary of U.S.-based CivicPlus, LLC. As we are a software company, our risk for Modern Slavery in the countries where and industry in which Monsido operates is low; however, Monsido is committed to ensuring that Modern Slavery is not present in any of its operations and activities or within its supply chain.
Monsido’s Supply Chain
In order to deliver its activities, Monsido works with a select, small range of suppliers. Due to the nature of our business, we assess ourselves to have a relatively low risk of Modern Slavery in our business and supply chains. We require organisations with whom we work to confirm that they have, if applicable, fulfilled their statutory requirement to have produced a Modern Slavery Statement.
Monsido has policies and procedures in place to ensure staff is trained on reporting suspected or actual Modern Slavery within the organization or with our vendors. In addition, it has available the following staff procedures:
- Dignity at Work Processes
- Recruitment and Selection Procedures
- Disciplinary Procedures
- Third-Party Vendor / Procurement Policies
These policies set out the standards required of our staff and include details of the mechanisms in place which can be used to report issues or concerns about Modern Slavery linked to our organisation taking place.
Actions to Minimise Risk of Slavery
Monsido is an equal opportunity employer, fully committed to creating and ensuring a nondiscriminatory, inclusive and respectful working environment for all our staff. We want all our staff to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves.
Our recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the office through which they are engaged and to safeguard employees from any abuse or coercion.
We do not enter into business with any organisation that knowingly to us supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude, and forced or compulsory labour.
Continuous Review and Risk Mitigation
Monsido recognises the need to continually assess the risks of slavery or human trafficking. Monsido also recognises that there may be gaps in visibility of supply chains and limitations in the tools used to identify risks. Addressing these is a complex task and is under continuous review to develop an effective framework. Monsido recognises the need for Modern Slavery training across the organisation to widen awareness as we seek to ensure that we do not inadvertently support Modern Slavery in any context. We will work further to embed the principles and monitor by providing awareness training to staff and informing them of the appropriate action to take if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking. In addition, we will take action to ensure that consideration of the Modern Slavery risks and prevention are added to our third-party vendor selection review process and our own internal HR processes.
As a result of the pandemic Monsido is continuously reviewing its procedures and risk assessment and will be assessing whether there are any new or increased Modern Slavery risks, and whether any re-prioritisation of previously identified risks in our operations and supply chain needs to occur.
To date, Monsido has not found any instances of Modern Slavery in its operations or supply chain.