8x8 Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement
Last updated: November 8, 2018
This statement is made on behalf of 8x8 Inc and its wholly owned subsidiaries pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) and constitutes its slavery and human trafficking statement.
Who are we and how to we do business
8x8 Inc is a leading provider of cloud communications and collaboration services for SMBs, mid-market, distributed enterprises and the public sector. At 8x8 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.
Our Supply Chain
Being a SaaS company, our people, their expertise and our IPR are our business and as a result we have a relatively small supply chain. 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 to IT hardware, network services and software. We also work with a number of sales partners who either operate as our sales agents or to whom we supply services for them to resell to their customers.
Our Policies & Minimizing Risk
8x8 operates under its Code of Business Conduct and Ethics for Employees, Executive Officers and Directors, and its Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy. A program of work is currently underway to assess any areas in our supply chain where there may be a risk of modern slavery and/or trafficking. Suppliers will be graded high or low risk depending on the type of product or service being supplied and the country where the service is performed or product is made. Where a supplier is deemed to be “high risk”, 8x8 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 looks at using an alternative supplier.
The Board of Directors approved this Statement on 21 May 2018.