Locaria’s Modern Slavery Statement
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour, and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 introduced changes in UK law focused on increasing transparency in supply chains. Specifically, large businesses are required to disclose the steps they have taken to ensure their business and supply chains are free from modern slavery. Locaria recognizes that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking. This statement sets out the steps we have taken and continues to take to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in any of our supply chains or businesses and is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Locaria leads the field in innovative approaches towards global scaling, linguistics and website translation and localisation with over 100 specialists across over +5 global offices. We are part of the Stagwell Group and we maximise the effectiveness of global content seamlessly across territory, platform or media for brands with international ambition. We do this in more than 50 languages, across more than 90 markets.
OUR POLICIES ON SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Locaria has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships to implement and enforce appropriate and effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in our supply chains. We currently operate the following policies that go to making our employees aware of what is and is not an acceptable practice and to allow them to raise concerns where appropriate:
Whistleblowing policy: The organization encourages all its workers, customers another business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of, the organization. The organization’s whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy for workers to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation.
Employee code of conduct: The organization’s code of conduct makes clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing the organization. The organization strives to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour and managing its supply chain.
OUR SUPPLY CHAINS
Locaria does not have complicated supply chains with many levels, or suppliers with numerous subcontractors. Our suppliers are mainly by linguists freelancers and contractors. There are relatively few risks within our supply chains or business. This is supported by our company philosophy of integrity and honesty, as well as high standards of work.
SUPPLIER ADHERENCE TO OUR VALUES
We have zero-tolerance of slavery and human trafficking. We continue to review our supply chain management processes to ensure all those in our supply chain comply with our values and their legal obligations.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business. We will ensure that all employees are aware of this policy so they can effectively highlight any areas of concern.
OUR EFFECTIVENESS AT COMBATING SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We have not identified any instances or indications that either slavery or human trafficking occurs in our supply chain.