This statement is made by Ethos Impact Inc. (Ethos or the Firm) pursuant to section 54(1) of the United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act 2015.
The Firm is committed to protecting human rights globally and to providing a fair and ethical workplace. We respect the standards embodied in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the International Labor Organization conventions.
Specifically, the Firm strongly opposes slavery and human trafficking and will not knowingly support or conduct business with any organization involved in such activities.
Ethos is a leading provider of data and tools for financial advisors and other investment professionals. More information about Ethos can be found at ethosesg.com/about.
The Ethos' team manages the procurement of goods and services in accordance with our Ethos Supplier Code of Conduct, details of which can be found below.
The Firm is committed to acting in accordance with its core values and generally expects its suppliers to exhibit a commitment to at least the same standards.
When hiring new employees, Ethos confirms the following:
In addition, new employees are provided with written information regarding the Firm’s policies with respect to sick pay, holiday pay and other benefits.
The Firm is committed to providing a safe, healthy and comfortable working environment for all its employees. The Firm offers a broad range of benefits to its employees and supports a global wellness initiative. The Firm has maternity and paternity leave policies, including a Global Minimum Standard applicable to all offices worldwide while adhering to the statutory requirements in countries where it operates.
All of the Firm’s employees are bound by a Code of Conduct (which is based on the principles in the Code of Ethics and Business Conduct found on our Corporate Governance webpage) and related Compliance policies.
Our Compliance program and policies aim to deter wrongdoing and promote the conduct of all Ethos business in accordance with the highest standards of integrity and include (i) anti-corruption policies that cover anti-bribery, gift giving and receiving policies, and political donations, and (ii) policies regarding treating others with dignity and respect that cover non-discrimination and anti-harassment in the workplace.
Further, our Code of Conduct requires employees to report misconduct, unethical business practices and the violation of any law or Firm policies.
This Code sets out the Firm’s values and expectations, including our high level end-to-end sourcing principles, as well as the labor, human rights, environmental, and legal compliance principles we generally expect our suppliers to uphold. The Firm also expects its suppliers to live up to both the letter and spirit of this Code. The Code explicitly states that Ethos and its subsidiaries “will not tolerate the use of involuntary, trafficked or forced labor.” In addition, the Firm expects its Suppliers to comply with applicable United Nations Conventions. The Code can be found here.
The Firm expects that our suppliers will not tolerate any form of exploitation in their business or any part of their supply chain.
Supplier evaluation and selection may include an assessment of supplier’s business practices and corporate values.
Where appropriate, the Firm may invite suppliers to participate in a competitive bidding process.
We may request, and, in such instances, supplier is required to furnish to Ethos, a self-assessment as to the supplier’s adherence to the standards and principles of the Supplier Code of Conduct. Supplier compliance with this code of conduct may also be subject to audit by the Firm.
Annually, all employees are required to complete training on the Code of Conduct and related Compliance policies, as well as certify that they have read and agree to adhere to them. As part of our onboarding process, all new joiners to the company are trained on the Code of Conduct and related Compliance policies and are required to certify to them. Our directors are also required to annually certify to the Ethos Inc. Code of Ethics and Business Conduct.
Our staff conducts periodic testing of applicable policies and procedures to ensure accessibility and effectiveness.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the United Kingdom Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Firm’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2020.
Founder and CEO