MODERN SLAVERY ACT COMPLIANCE STATEMENT FOR THE YEAR ENDED MARCH 2021
This statement applies to Eyekandy Ltd as at 1st Oct. 2020
COMPANY BACKGROUND AND ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE
Founded in 2016, in London, United Kingdom, Eyekandy is the world’s leading Augmented Reality development agency for Commerce. The Point & Place® Augmented Reality Shopping Platform has been adopted by hundreds of retailers, in fifteen native languages, in over forty countries and leads the way in omni-channel AR Shopping for Retailers and Brands.
Eyekandy considers that modern slavery encompasses:
- Human trafficking;
- Forced work, through mental or physical threat;
- Being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse or the threat of abuse;
- Being dehumanised, treated as a commodity or being bought or sold as property;
- Being physically constrained or to have restriction placed on freedom of movement.
Eyekandy acknowledges its responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery and commits to complying with the provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Eyekandy does not knowingly enter into business with any other organisation, in the UK or abroad, which supports or is found to involve itself in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour. No labour provided to Eyekandy in the pursuance of the provision of its own services is obtained by means of slavery or human trafficking. Eyekandy strictly adheres to the standards required in relation to its responsibilities under the relevant employment legislation.
Our working practices respect and uphold all human rights for our employees and contractors. This approach also extends to the employees of suppliers. Senior managers have been provided training on the requirements under the Modern Slavery Act.
If there are any genuine concerns about any wrongdoing or breaches of law, these concerns can be raised in confidence through the whistle-blower process.
We are currently reviewing our supply chain protocols and will be implementing specific measures to ensure that our obligations under the Modern Slavery Act are disseminated through our supply chain. These measures will include:
- Continuing work to identify and assess any key risk areas in our supply chains.
- Contacting all critical suppliers to affirm our zero tolerance approach to human rights abuses and requesting details of their due diligence procedures both for internal compliance and within their own supply chains.
- Making available to all employees, contractors, suppliers and other relevant stakeholders:
- a code of conduct setting out the Eyekandy standards including our commitment towards human slavery and trafficking laws, anti-corruption, environmental protection, ethical conduct and diversity and inclusion.
- Our whistle-blowers policy.
- Supplier due diligence – Key / first tier suppliers will be identified and asked to complete a questionnaire documenting their compliance with Modern Slavery Act requirements. As the Act is still relatively new, there is an ongoing education process to ensure that all of the suppliers in our supply chain are aware of the requirements and are then pro-actively monitoring their business operations / supply chain for instances of non-compliance. To date, we have not identified any act of non-compliance with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Eyekandy’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending March 2021.