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Modern Slavery Act Statement

1.1 Outline

This statement is made on behalf of BitBox Limited pursuant to Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and comprises our slavery and human trafficking statement.

BitBox is committed to improving practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.

1.2 Organisation Structure

BitBox Limited is a privately owned design and manufacturing company. Our headquarters and manufacturing facility are based in Basingstoke, Hampshire.

1.3 Our Business

BitBox specialises in the design and manufacture of hardware and software products, with design and manufacture being co-located within the same facility. Our business is focused on serving the supply requirements of organisations primarily in the following markets: Oil and Gas Exploration, Industrial, Commercial, Automotive and Medical devices.

1.4 Our Supply Chains

BitBox works with a global supply chain and conducts all procurement activities from its headquarters in Basingstoke. BitBox is committed to working with Suppliers that adopt the same high standards and ethics in relation to the abolition of modern slavery or human trafficking. Our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships.

The BitBox supply chain is subject to initial and ongoing assessments to ensure their ongoing commitment to the Modern Slavery Act. If BitBox becomes aware of a supplier not in compliance with this Act, they will be removed from our approved supplier list.

1.5 Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking

BitBox is committed to driving out acts of modern-day slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and in any part of our business. Our Anti-slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to safeguard against the potential for slavery and human trafficking to be present anywhere in our supply chains.

1.6 Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we:

  • review our supplier’s performance annually by means of ongoing and annual reviews
  • communicate our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy to employees, suppliers, and customers
  • review aspects of the supply chain via regular performance reviews and conducting supplier assessments
  • build long-lasting relationships with customers and suppliers and make clear our expectations of business behaviour.

1.7 Supplier Adherence to Our Values

BitBox has a zero tolerance to modern slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain to comply with and uphold these values. All suppliers and customers are verified prior to initiating a business relationship. Our key suppliers are reviewed in every Management Review and, where applicable, supplier audits are conducted.

1.8 Training

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking, BitBox provides briefings to all Directors, managers, and employees.

1.9 Our Effectiveness in Combating Slavery and Human Trafficking

Slavery and human trafficking are unacceptable to BitBox. We promote every activity possible with in the business to ensure that no modern slavery or human trafficking is present. We are committed to upholding the law set within the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will look to continually improve our understanding and tracking of this as a business.