It is therefore committed to meeting the responsibility it has, to use all viable influence on its supply chains to eradicate these risks.
In acknowledgement of the issues surrounding the identification and access to all levels of the electronics sector and IT sector supply chain, in particular those in vulnerable regions abroad; Relay Techservices have supported the development of Frame work Conditionswhich will support theto improve conditions within the sector, achieved through the unified buying power of the EU public sector and its demand for verified ethical sources of supply. The conditions are now being included in key Public Sector contracts.
Relay Techservices is conducting regular assessments of the supply chain supporting its own branded products to identify high risk areas of manufacture and establish its influence over it. Alongside this, new and existing suppliers are now being required to complete a detailed questionnaire on their approach to Modern Slavery, further promoting awareness of the issues and identifying opportunities to engage with suppliers further down the chain.
Those suppliers demonstrating minimal policy or engagement in this process will be encouraged to improve their position on these issues.