Anti-Modern Slavery Statement
This statement sets out how TEECOM seeks to ensure that its operations and its supply chains are kept free of slavery and human trafficking (“Modern Slavery”).
TEECOM specialises in helping building owners and managers develop and implement technologies inside their buildings. We also assist our customers and partners by providing support and other professional services in relation to our solutions.
Further information on our solutions and services can be found at www.teecom.com.
The ultimate parent of TEECOM Consulting Ltd is TEECOM, which has its head office at 50 California St, Suite 1500, San Francisco, CA 94111.
This statement is issued on behalf of TEECOM and its UK-based subsidiary, TEECOM Consulting Limited (the “Covered Affiliate”).
References to “TEECOM”, “we”, “us” or “our” in this statement are to TEECOM and the Covered Affiliate shown above.
Typically, our major suppliers fall into one of the broad categories outlined below:
- suppliers of IT technologies and other hardware;
- software developers;
- third-party licensors of software that we resell with, or embed or incorporate into, our own solutions; and
- office equipment suppliers.
MODERN SLAVERY RISK
As noted above, we are a business that focuses on the provision of professional services. Accordingly, we do not “manufacture” our solutions, at least not in the traditional meaning of that word (i.e. through the use of workers and machines in factories), nor do we directly engage third-parties to perform any such manufacturing on our behalf.
Having taken the time to consider the nature of our operations and our supply chains, we consider the Modern Slavery risk they present to be low.
Despite our assessment that the Modern Slavery risk presented by our operations and supply chains is low, we are committed in our absolute opposition to Modern Slavery.
Working with our legal counsel, we have implemented anti-slavery and human trafficking procedures. As part of these procedures, we commit to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships, including ensuring that we and our trading partners do not engage in any Modern Slavery.
Our procedures apply to all personnel working directly for us or on our behalf.
We provide regular training on our various policies and procedures to our personnel. This training will be updated to address the steps and practices outlined in the previous Section.
Also, in support of our internal ideals regarding Modern Slavery, we will start providing training to members of our sales and procurement teams on the importance of our partners sharing and reflecting our commitment against Modern Slavery.
Due to the low risk of Modern Slavery presented by our supply chains, we have not established active systems to perform diligence on our suppliers to militate against that risk.
Instead, we feel that it is appropriate and sufficient that we rely on contractual protections in our agreements with our trading partners to protect against the risk of Modern Slavery existing in our supply chains, where relevant.
During the coming financial year, we will:
- update our personnel training programme as described above;
- continue to take steps where possible to ensure that our operations and supply chains remain Modern Slavery-free; and
- monitor and review our assessment of the Modern Slavery risks our operations and supply chains present.
This statement has been prepared and published on behalf of TEECOM and the Covered Affiliate, pursuant to the United Kingdom’s Modern Slavery Act 2015, in respect of the financial year ending December 31, 2023.
on behalf of
TEECOM and the Covered Affiliate
Date: January 12, 2023