Confidently erase data in active environments and from used IT assets.
Boost services throughout the device lifecycle—from first sale to end-of-life.
Expedite processes, recover more marketable product, and increase services.
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Blancco Technology Group PLC and its subsidiary companies (jointly:” Blancco”) strive to act ethically and with integrity in all of our business dealings to protect the human rights of workers, within both our business and supply chains. Blancco is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
Blancco provides organizations with secure, compliant, and automated solutions that accelerate the transition to the circular economy. With nearly 25 years of responding to customer needs and 35+ patented or patent-pending ideas, Blancco is the industry standard in data erasure and mobile lifecycle solutions. Our dedication to technological innovation empowers top-tier enterprises, IT asset disposition (ITAD) vendors, and mobile industry stakeholders to protect end-of-life data against unauthorized access, comply with data protection requirements, extend the useable life of IT assets, accelerate operations, and enhance the mobile customer experience. Read more about us at blancco.com
Our operations are supported by a global supply chain for goods and services. This supply chain includes suppliers of technology related products and services, software, and independent contractors. The majority of our suppliers are EU based and global suppliers of IT equipment and infrastructure. As such we have no reason to believe that there is slavery or any human trafficking in our supply chains. Slavery and Human trafficking is considered as a zero tolerance issue for Blancco Group and non-adherence or non-compliance if not resolved within a timely manner, Blancco shall terminate the Business relationship.
Blancco and its group companies purchase a low-level physical goods, thus we consider the risk of slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain as very low and at this time do not measure related performance indicators.
Although, Blancco’s supply chain may be categorized as having a relatively low risk of slavery or human trafficking, we do regularly review our supply chain network from high-risk countries on a cross-section basis.
Blancco has set forth internal policies such as HR, Anti- Bribery and Anti- Corruption and internal procedures in place to address human trafficking and modern slavery in our supply chain. Blancco respects the human rights of its employees and is fully committed to a work environment in which all individuals are treated with respect and dignity, and in accordance with employment laws.
We also have developed, and issued a code of conduct to our direct suppliers that states “Forced, bonded, indentured, slave and prison labour are prohibited.” Our Whistle-blower Policy encourages reporting of violation of any of the above stated policies which can be done by employees or anyone outside the organization, without fear of reprisal.”
For the year 2022, we have also become a member of United Nations Global Compact https://polaris.brighterir.com/public/blancco/news/rns/story/w0m9lpx. The UN Global Compact is a call to companies everywhere to align their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labor, environment, and anti-corruption, and to take action in support of UN goals and issues embodied in the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and we at Blancco are committed to actions leading to Sustainable Development Goals, which includes zero tolerance for any form of slavery.
Blancco regularly evaluates the nature and extent of its exposure to the risk of slavery or human trafficking occurring in its supply chain. Where we do identify a potential risk, we will take steps to remediate it through legitimate and proportionate processes.
To create awareness of the issues and indicators to look for amongst our various sourcing groups and to ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and in our business, we provide regular training for employees on Modern Slavery including training on Blancco’s related policies.
The Company through industry collaboration continues to map trends and drive improvements to add to our antislavery and human trafficking actions and will continue to monitor modern slavery risks within our business and supply chain. We fully support our customers’ initiatives to help eliminate modern slavery.
To identify and monitor the risk of slavery and human trafficking in Blancco’s supply chain, we have commenced mapping our suppliers and supply chain. Several higher risk vendors have already been identified and assessed and addressed in terms of risk of modern slavery and human trafficking. We have furthermore introduced the first company supply chain processes, to minimize the likelihood that slavery and human trafficking will occur in our supply chain.
This statement has been approved and is fully supported by the Board of Directors and is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
For and on behalf of Blancco Technology Group PLC and its subsidiary companies Date: March 2023