Financial Year: 2020
Per the (UK) Modern Slavery Act 2015 all bodies corporate and partnerships who (irrespective of where they are incorporated) (1) carry on a business, or part of a business, in the UK supplying goods or services, and (2) have a consolidated global turnover of above £36 million (or Euro equivalent) per annum, are required to prepare and publish an annual “Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement”.
This statement must set out the measures an organisation has taken during its financial year to ensure that slavery or human trafficking is not taking place in any of its supply chains or within itself. The Republic of Ireland has similar legislation, primarily the Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) Act 2008, as amended by the Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) (Amendment) Act 2013.
In this context, this statement is to be read as applying to eSpatial Solutions Ltd (referred to as eSpatial for the remainder of this document).
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labor. eSpatial has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
eSpatial provides the leading geo-mapping application for businesses. We enable our customers to gain insight into their business data in order to accomplish their business objectives. We are privately owned, part of a group of 35 successful businesses owned by IIU, an investment company based in Dublin, Ireland.
We proudly serve over 3,500 customers from North America to Australia. We focus on our customers success because we know that our success will come after our customers’ success.
The policy of eSpatial is to conduct all our business in an honest and ethical manner, and to comply with all applicable legislation. We strive to ensure that neither modern slavery nor human trafficking supports our supply chain or our business. We aim for a zero-tolerance approach to violations of anti-slavery and human trafficking laws. If breaches of these laws are found within our supply chain, we will look to support organisations in their efforts to comply with the applicable legislation. However, eSpatial will review the continuation of business with individuals and organisations found to be involved in slavery, human trafficking, forced or child labor. eSpatial is committed to acting professionally and with integrity in all its business dealings and relationships whether in Ireland or abroad.
We operate several internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
- Recruitment policy. We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in Europe checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
- Code of business conduct. This code explains the way we behave as an organisation and how we expect our employees and suppliers to act.
- Our staff are paid market-related pay and rewards, which are reviewed annually and are above minimum wage for the relevant country.
- Our core hours are 37.5 hours per week with a maximum of 48 hours in any week averaged over a 4-month period.
- Employees who conduct supplier management are aware of and are committed to complying with human trafficking and modern slavery laws.
eSpatial operates a supplier policy and maintains a preferred supplier list. We conduct due diligence on our suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that the organisation has never been convicted of offenses relating to modern slavery and checks on their modern slavery statements where applicable. Examples of our current suppliers’ statements are as follows:
- Amazon Web Services – https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=202151760
- Google – https://static.googleusercontent.com/media/www.google.com/en//about/assets/pdf/2017-modern-slavery-statement.pdf
- Salesforce – https://www.salesforce.com/content/dam/web/en_us/www/documents/legal/misc/uk-modern-slavery-act.pdf
Approval for this Statement
This statement was approved by the CEO on 21st November 2020.
- Name – Philip O’Doherty
- Position – CEO
- Date – 21st November 2020