Anti-Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement
Introduction & Purpose
This Statement applies to Talkwalker Inc. and all of its affiliates worldwide (“Talkwalker”). At Talkwalker, we take seriously our responsibility in the protection of fundamental human rights and the elimination of modern slavery by ensuring that slavery, human trafficking and child labour has no place anywhere in our business. We promote a safe and happy workplace where we recruit and celebrate a diverse workforce and our colleagues feel valued as individuals, with equal opportunities. Our Dignity at Work Policy also applies to our relationships with third parties and underpins our commitment to building strong and inclusive relationships.
Our Business and Our Approach
We are a SaaS and professional services business focusing on consumer intelligence, based in Luxembourg and with operations in the UK, France, Germany, Italy, India, Singapore, Japan, Australia and the United States. We do not have an extensive supply chain and we assess the risk of modern slavery within our business and supply chain to be low. However, we are committed to working ethically and with integrity and we consider modern slavery to be a fundamental issue. We are committed to ensuring that it does not take place anywhere within our business or our supply chain. We do not tolerate modern slavery, a crime and violation of fundamental human rights: This includes any form of slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour. We are also in the process of implementing a Code of Conduct and Business Ethics, which will enforce the principles in this Statement. Our internal processes pertaining to suppliers also reflect the principles of this Statement. We also encourage our employees to report any actual or suspicion of wrongdoing and maintain a no-retaliation policy.
Supplier due diligence
We expect all our contractors, suppliers and other business partners to adopt the same high standard as we do to prevent modern slavery, by ensuring all employees and workers are treated with dignity and respect in a fair and ethical environment. Our procurement process is being updated and will promptly include appropriate diligence of potential suppliers, with responses being evaluated on the basis of supplier responses to our inquiries, as well as their policies and controls. Suppliers will be assessed according to the level of risk posed and an assessment will be made as to whether to engage any particular supplier. We expect our suppliers to adopt similar principles when contracting with their own suppliers and plan to make this a requirement. All suppliers will be informed that their compliance with the Act and our Statement is a condition precedent to our contract with them. We intend to implement a reasonable audit or assessment programme for major suppliers to ensure continued compliance with our obligations under the Act.
Recruitment and Work Culture
We are dedicated to maintaining a fair and ethical workplace for all our staff. We ensure compliance with all applicable employment legislation relating to employee recruitment and terms and conditions, including right to work evidence and that no UK staff in the UK offices are paid less than the living wage. We encourage any concerns to be raised and resolved and have a no retaliation policy. Those can include any concerns about supplier practices. We also actively promote diversity, establishing mutual respect as a core value in the office and deal with discrimination, harassment and bullying.
It is important to us that our colleagues are aware of the issues surrounding modern slavery and support the firm’s values. We therefore intend to offer a training programme for existing employees to reinforce our policy and the steps to be taken in the event of any concerns.
Our Legal and Risk Team will be responsible for checking and testing the success of our commitments and will work with our People Team and other specialisms to ensure we meet these expectations.
This is our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement pursuant to the UK’s Modern Slavery Act 2015, and applies to the financial year ending 31 January 2023.