Champs Technologies LLC - Modern Slavery Statement
Champs Technologies, LLC (“Champs”) is committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all of its business dealings. As part of this commitment, Champs has adopted a zero-tolerance approach to Modern Slavery - whether in the form of servitude; forced, bonded, or indentured labor; slavery; human trafficking or any other activity that amounts to an unreasonable restriction on the free movement of workers.
Our business model is based on providing our customers with engineered products, services and expertise for performance critical applications. In meeting our customers’ requirements, we operate procurement programs through global supply chains, involving a wide network of suppliers and distributors. It is recognized that within this structure (as with all other participants operating in our business sector) the potential exists for the human rights of individual workers to be violated.
This statement is provided in order to demonstrate compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“the 2015 Act”) of the UK and sets out the Group’s approach to ensuring that Modern Slavery does not take place anywhere within our own business or in any of our supply chains. The following steps have been, or are in the process of being, taken in this regard:
- The Board of Champs first adopted a policy on Modern Slavery in October 2019 (the “Policy”), setting out the standards we expect from all our employees, contractors, suppliers, distributors and other business partners. A copy of the Policy can be located on our website. In order to reinforce the key requirements of the 2015 Act, a copy of the Policy has been re-circulated to all our employees (using local language translations, as appropriate).
- We have conducted a further assessment of our employment practices and processes, which has re-confirmed that our activities are in line with the requirements of our Policy. We will continue to monitor compliance through the next financial year and implement modifications to our activities as required.
- Champs carefully manages its supplier base to ensure compliance with the Group’s core values. As stated previously, we have included specific prohibitions in our contractual arrangements against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labor, and we expect our suppliers to hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
Champs will continue to review its policies and processes in order to raise standards with regards to operating in an ethical and sustainable manner across our supply chains.
Approved by the Board of Champs Technologies, LLC, October 4, 2019 and signed on its behalf by:
A copy of our Modern Slavery Policy may be obtained by clicking on this link