This statement, which has been approved by the board of Texture AI Limited, is made in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2022.
As an SME trading below the threshold, we are not required to make a formal statement. However, we do recognise that many of our clients will be seeking reassurance from us about our compliance with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act. Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms such as slavery, servitude, labour forced, compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person's liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. We are committed to continually reviewing and improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
We are a provider of creative data solutions to a range of organisations. We operate with a small core, permanent team. And expand our team, when need be, with UK or EU based freelance or contracting data scientists and developers.
Our commercial accountability strategy aims to improve the impact of our business on society and we are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our supply chains or in any part of our business.
We have taken the following steps since the last publication of our Modern Slavery Act statement:
Our supply chains
These include independent contractors, each of whom own their own independent business, professional services firms and then a range of suppliers that we use on an ad hoc basis for goods that we purchase (software & hardware). If we contract work out to other professional services firms, we will request their modern slavery statement, and guarantee of compliance to the act.
Our Supplier Code of Conduct reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in our business relationships and to applying and enforcing effective systems and controls to guarantee that modern slavery and human trafficking are not taking place at any point in our supply chains.
Our commitment to combating slavery and human trafficking
There are relatively few risks in our supply chains or within our business. We are guided by our overall ethics and approach work with high standards of honesty and integrity from our team.
We continue to review our policies and processes in an effort to go beyond basic social and environmental regulations, to ensure the highest standards in our supply chain (as expected by our customers and the companies with which we work) and to ensure that no form of forced labour or slavery is present in our business or our supply chain.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have conducted a risk assessment and will review this on an annual basis. Texture.AI will continue to provide annual training on the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to permanent team members and contractors upon recruitment. This will include outlining to our team how they can raise any concerns about potential violations of our code of ethics or if there are concerns about any of our clients being involved in activities which are contrary to the spirit and intentions of the modern Slavery Act.
Dr James Carney
For and on behalf of Texture AI