Slavery, child labor and human trafficking are serious crimes and a violation of fundamental human rights. There are various forms of this ‘Modern Slavery’ which deprives victims of their liberty in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
The policy of IMEC Technologies is to conduct all of 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; this objective is implicit in our policies and procedures. We aim for a zero-tolerance approach to violations of anti-slavery and human trafficking laws.
This statement is made on behalf of The Company and constitutes our human trafficking and modern slavery transparency statement pursuant to section 54 (1) of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and is in accordance with The Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) Act 2008 as amended by the Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) Act Amendment Act 2013 of the Republic of Ireland.
IMEC Technologies Ltd. and its wholly-owned subsidiary IMEC Technologies Inc are an Irish owned business, founded in 1985. We are a developer and provider of business-to-business software, primarily to the environmental sector and delivered via the cloud as a service (SaaS).
Our Supply Chain is focused on the activities of:
- Internet cloud infrastructure
- Software development components and compilers
We conduct our business fairly, ethically and with respect to fundamental human rights. We are fully committed to the prevention of all forms of slavery, forced labor or servitude, child labor and human trafficking, both in our business and in our supply chain. We will not tolerate it.
IMEC has a number of policies and procedures which are relevant for mitigating the risk of human slavery or trafficking happening in our business or our supply chain.
This policy takes in account and supports the policies, procedures and requirements documented in our Integrated Management System, compliant with the requirements of ISO 9001:2015.
Further policies and documents which reflect our objective to act ethically and in line with our legal and regulatory obligations with regard to our employees, clients and our business relationships.
- Employee Manual
- Policy Manual
- ISO 9001:2015 Procedures Manual
IMEC will ensure that any recruitment company that is tasked with offering candidates for recruitment will adhere with all the laws and regulations of the jurisdiction applicable to each candidate and IMEC will ensure that potential candidates will not be charged any fees in this respect.
No employee of IMEC shall have identity or other personal documentation withheld from them at any time.
An employee can terminate their employment with the company, subject to the provision of notice, as specified in their contract of employment. There never will be a financial penalty in this regard, however any funds owed to the company by the employee arising from an advance of wages/salary will need to be repaid.
IMEC provides every employee with a written contract of employment. We hire and pay every employee in accordance with the law.
No employee will be paid less than the minimum wage regulations in force for their jurisdiction. In the absence of minimum wage regulations an employee will be paid no less than the current local rate for their position/experience level.
We comply with our legal obligations to ensure the health and safety of all of our employees and workers, including in relation to working hours, rest breaks and holidays.
At IMEC Technologies we expect our suppliers to adopt the same level of standards as we adhere to throughout their businesses. Our suppliers must assess their business and supply chains, they must comply with legal obligations, in relation to Modern Slavery, and be committed to ensuring there is no slavery, forced labor or servitude, child labor or human trafficking taking place in their business, or any of their supply chains.
We recognize that our suppliers, are not in industries with a high risk of modern-day slavery. In addition, our suppliers are primarily confined to Ireland and the US, countries with a relatively lower risk of modern-day slavery and human trafficking.
From a risk management perspective, we commit to identifying and reviewing suppliers and vendors that fall within industries and/or countries that can carry higher risk in respect of modern slavery and human trafficking.
Where a supplier or vendor is found to have slavery or human trafficking in their business, or knowingly in their supply chain, the Company may terminate the contract and pursue its legal remedies.
Reporting knowledge or suspicion of slavery or human trafficking
Employees, or those providing a service to the Company, must immediately report any suspicions of Modern Slavery or human trafficking in our business or supply chain to the relevant Manager or the Managing Director/CEO. The issue will be investigated and a decision made on necessary further action.
Anyone who raises a concern will not suffer any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting any genuine concerns, raised in good faith, under this policy. This applies, even if after investigation, they are found to be mistaken.
This policy is in accordance with Section 54 of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the Republic of Ireland’s Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) Act 2008 as amended by the Criminal Law (Human Trafficking) Act Amendment Act 2013.
This constitutes the IMEC Technologies slavery and human trafficking statement.