8x8, Inc. Anti-Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement
This statement is made on behalf of 8x8, Inc. and its wholly-owned subsidiaries (“Company”) pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) and constitutes our Company's slavery and human trafficking statement.
Who We Are and How We Do Business
8x8, Inc. is a leading provider of cloud communications and collaboration services for businesses. At 8x8, Inc. we run our business with honesty and integrity, and encourage the highest of standards not only from our employees and business but also from our suppliers and channel partners. We do not tolerate any type of forced or compulsory labor, human trafficking, or slavery within our supply chain or operations. The organization is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities.
Our Supply Chain
We are a SaaS company with a relatively small supply chain because our people, their expertise, and our intellectual property are our business. Although we engage with suppliers for a range of services such as catering, cleaning, and waste disposal, the majority of our suppliers provide us with IT hardware, network services, and software. We also work with several sales partners who either operate as our sales agents or to whom we supply services for them to resell to their customers.
- Supplier Code of Conduct: The Company’s Supplier Code of Conduct states the Company’s commitment to human rights and fair labor and its policy against slavery and human trafficking. The policy gives workers, contractors, and other business partners guidance on slavery and human trafficking and the measures taken by the Company to address the risk of slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains. As part of the Company’s supplier on-boarding program, the Company assesses the risk of modern slavery and/or human trafficking in connection with each supplier.
- Compliance Reporting Policy: The Company encourages all its employees, customers, and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities or the supply chains of the organization as set forth in its Compliance Reporting Policy.
- Employee Code of Conduct: The Company’s Code of Business Conduct and Ethics is the compass by which directors, officers, employees, and contractors of 8x8, Inc. are always expected to conduct themselves. All Company business is to be conducted with the highest standard of integrity and in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations. This Code applies to the Company and all its subsidiaries worldwide.
At 8x8, Inc. suppliers are graded as high or low risk depending on the type of product or service being supplied and the country where the service is performed, or the product is made. Where a supplier is deemed to be “high risk”, 8x8, Inc. will require evidence from the supplier that they have written policies and effective procedures in place to control the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking down their own supply chain. Any supplier considered to be “at risk” will be notified and given an opportunity to address the risks before 8x8, Inc. looks at using an alternative supplier.
The prevention, detection, and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chain is the responsibility of all of those working for us. If employees have any concern or suspicion that modern slavery or human trafficking is taking place in any part of our business or supply chain, they are urged to report such concerns pursuant to our Compliance Reporting Policy.
This statement has been approved by the organization's Board of Directors who will review and update it annually.
The Board of Directors approved this Statement on May 4, 2021.
Jaswinder Pal Singh