Human Rights: Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement
Global-Tech Green Energy & Minerals, Canada Ltd is committed to respecting human rights and stands firmly against slavery of any kind and human trafficking of any kind. For this reason, Global-Tech Green Energy & Minerals, Canada Ltd holds this policy in effect globally and this applies to every entity under the Global-Tech name, anywhere in the world.
Our core corporate values recognize that slavery and human trafficking are evolving global problems. We realize that in all its forms, slavery and human trafficking are a violation of fundamental human rights.
Our goal is to foster an environment where all members of our team can excel. Our global Code of Conduct (Code) sets out the principles for how all team members at Global-Tech and our subsidiaries behave at work – and outside work - with each other, clients, suppliers, competitors and the wider community. The Code sets out that we all play a role in maintaining the integrity of our beliefs and we must speak up when something does not seem right. In addition, we have a robust suite of human resource policies and programs, which support the employee lifecycle, starting with our first interaction with prospective team members.
We have several programs and policies that support our team members, along with dedicated resources to help us speak up. This includes raising a concern about our role at Global-Tech, activities we believe are inconsistent with the Code, or something that might be damaging to Global-Tech or our stakeholders. There are separate resources for resolving workplace issues and investigating allegations of human rights violations. Our team members can raise workplace concerns through a variety of mechanisms, including our Workplace Issue Resolution Process, our Workplace Grievance Policy and our confidential Whistleblower Hotline that is supported by our Whistleblower Policy and Speak Up Policy. At Global-Tech, our Reputation Risk Management Framework, and Conduct and Culture Risk Framework establish a common understanding of how we as an organization safeguard our business and reputation, by acting ethically and with integrity in all our business interactions.
The Code expressly and clearly states that no one may suspend, discharge, discriminate against, harass, threaten or otherwise retaliate against a team member or other person in any way for reporting in good faith actual or potential misconduct; or providing information for, or participating in, an investigation into breaches of this policy.
Clients & Supply Chains
As a gobal organisation with clients and suppliers in multiple jurisdictions, we recognize that when providing certain services, we may be exposed to those who engage in slavery, human trafficking or other unethical behaviour. To address this risk, we have incorporated into our AML program specific processes for identifying risk of human trafficking or modern slavery.
Our AML Program is committed to adhering to all applicable regulatory requirements pertaining to Anti-Money Laundering and Anti-Terrorist Financing (AML/ATF), including measures to identify and verify client information, monitor client transactions for unusual activity, and report suspicious activity to the relevant authorities in an effort to identify criminal activities, such as human trafficking, that may be linked to money laundering, terrorist financing, or sanctions avoidance. We examine our AML strategies, goals, and objectives on an on-going basis.
We procure goods and services from suppliers in different businesses ranging from information technology, telecom, real estate management, government, human resources agencies, transportation, storage and mail services, research and analytics, marketing and advertising, consulting services, office supplies. Global-Tech has a Procurement Policy that details the requirements as well as the accountabilities of key stakeholders specific to the procurement activities within Global-Tech's Third Party Lifecycle. The Policy mandates the engagement of Procurement for all procurement by Global-Tech Green Energy & Minerals, Canada Ltd to ensure opportunities to reduce costs, manage risk, and increase value are realized
Terrorism & Unethical Operations
This policy/statement can be applied to Terrorism and all related operations that Global-Tech may find unethical. Similar procedures are in place to detect any and all risks with clients and suppliers.
Annually, our team members globally are trained on our Code and our policies. The Supplier Code requires that suppliers have appropriate communication, induction and/or training programs in place to ensure that their employees, agents, contingent workers, affiliates and sub-contractors supplying services to Global-Tech achieve an appropriate level of knowledge, awareness and skills to comply with the Supplier Code.
We understand that slavery and human trafficking practices are not static, and we will continue to monitor and mitigate these risks in our business and supply chains today and in the years ahead.
This statement has been approved by the board of directors of Global-Tech on Jun, 4 2021.
For more information or to report a concern, please contact the Canadian Human Trafficking Hotline on 1-833-900-1010