This statement is published by Beaconforce S.R.L (hereinafter also “Beaconforce” in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It is Beaconforce’s first Modern Slavery Statement and it is intended to communicate the steps Beaconforce has taken and is committed to taking in the medium term to ensure the prevention of modern slavery and human trafficking within its business and supply chains.
Beaconforce’s business and supply chains
Beaconforce is a start-up established in 2017 in Silicon Valley (USA) with the goal of improving workplaces worldwide by providing leadership with meaningful and real-time data that can help them shape their organizations and take better people decisions.
Today Beaconforce is headquartered in via San Vittore 39, Milan, Italy, and has technical and business resources in Ravenna (Italy), Padua (Italy), Bologna (Italy), Rome (Italy), Copenhagen (Denmark), Kyiv (Ukraine), San Francisco (USA), Manila (Philippines).
Beaconforce supports and is committed to upholding the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the core labor standards set out by the International Labour Organisation.
Beaconforce recognizes that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to human rights (and modern slavery and human trafficking issues) and intends to continuously integrate and ameliorate the policies and controls it has in place to safeguard against any form of slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labor taking place within the business or the supply chain.
Beaconforce must comply with local legislation and regulations and must conduct their activities in line with the Code of Ethics and its core values of honesty, integrity, and respect for people. The Code of Ethics provides support to Beaconforce’s commitments to being responsible and respectful, and it helps staff and contractors to make informed, ethical, and legal decisions. Suppliers worldwide that wish to do business with Beaconforce have to sign the general conditions of supply of Beaconforce that include the Code of Ethics.
The Code of Ethics was last revised in 2021 with the introduction of an article specifically dedicated to the protection of human rights, aimed at preventing modern slavery. Through this article, the company expresses its commitment to recognizing and ensuring the utmost respect for the principles that protect human rights, as shared at the international level and articulated in a number of international conventions, specifically with regard to respect for personal dignity, rights relating to personality and the prohibition of all forms of discrimination, in particular where employees are concerned.
To maintain the highest standards of ethical, moral, and legal conduct, Beaconforce encourages its employees who have concerns about suspected misconduct to come forward and express these concerns without fear of punishment or unfair treatment.
Beaconforce considers that the greatest risk to the safeguarding of human rights (including modern slavery and human trafficking issues) could be found in its supply chain, as this is the area where operations and managerial oversight are out of Beaconforce’s direct control. Also within the supply chain, certain areas and suppliers may result in having a higher risk than others.