Phundex Modern Slavery Policy

Slavery and Human Trafficking statement as required under s54, Part 6, of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (United Kingdom)

1. Purpose

1.1 Phundex Limited (“the Company”) is committed to ensuring that its business dealings are completed in compliance with the relevant laws and, in doing so, we endorse the implementation and promotion of ethical business practices to protect workers from being abused and exploited.
1.2 The Company is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities and ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.

2. Organisation

2.1 This statement covers the activities of the Company, which has its headquarters in St Helier, Jersey, and operates through its subsidiary Phundex UK Ltd, registered office in London, UK, and includes full-time and part-time employees and external consultants suppliers and business partners.

3. Whistle-Blowing

3.1 The CEO expects all its workers, customers, and other business partners to report any concerns related to the organisation’s direct activities or supply chains. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking.
3.2 The Company’s internal whistle-blowing procedure allows direct communication by each employee to the CEO. Workers can make disclosures confidentially and without fear of retaliation.

4. Supplier Chain Management

4.1 While the Company exercises a role in providing professional software as a service, it does not have a supply chain that relies on factories or other entities that would typically come into contact with issues associated with slavery or forced labour.
4.2 As a general rule, contractors and suppliers, used by the Company are not likely to be susceptible to this risk. However, we are mindful that others may not always uphold standards to the same level.
4.3 Employees responsible for managing suppliers and others involved with the Company ensure that we all uphold the values and ideals we share.
4.4 The company CEO continues to refine our policy on Modern Slavery and will strengthen controls as new contracts are agreed. Severe violations by suppliers will lead to the termination of the business relationship.

5. Recruitment and Selection

5.1 The Company uses only specified, reputable employment agencies to source labour that has done the necessary checks to ensure potential employees have the right to work so that employment legislation can provide protection.

5.2 The Company does not employ individuals that would be considered to be ‘child workers’. The Company is committed to hiring young and inexperienced workers as part of the Internship program. All interns are subject to the rights and protections that the Company affords to all workers. The Company provides fundamental freedoms for all workers to: –

  • Reasonable wage
  • Safe working environment
  • An appropriate level of holiday and cover for a period of sickness
  • The freedom to complain directly to the CEO if they believe they are not being fairly treated or have any other concerns.

6. CSR

7. Audit

7.1 All offices in the Company (not client sites) are subject to periodic reviews. Reviews include assessing the primary working conditions of our staff and considering our ability to oversee controls discharged by third party suppliers.