ABBYY anti-slavery and human trafficing statement
This statement is made on behalf of ABBYY UK LTD, ABBYY Europe GmbH and ABBYY PTY LTD (ABBYY) pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (UK) and pursuant to Section 14 of the Modern Slavery Act 2018 (AUS).
Who we are
ABBYY is a global leader in Content IQ. Our offerings enable the new digital workforce with the necessary skills and understanding to make intelligent business decisions.
ABBYY customers and partners can be found in almost every region in the world. Thousands of organizations globally and more than 50 million people from over 200 countries and regions use ABBYY products, technologies, solutions and services.
ABBYY has a worldwide presence with global offices in Europe and USA with R&D centres in Cyprus and Hungary. ABBYY also has regional offices in Australia, France, Spain, Cyprus, Ukraine, Serbia, Singapore, Taiwan, Hong Kong and Japan.
For more information visit the ABBYY website at https://www.abbyy.com
ABBYY and Human Rights
ABBYY recognises that modern slavery and human trafficking is unacceptable. We uphold our support for human rights and ethics and are committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking from affecting our business and operations.
Our supply chain
We consider our supply chains a low-risk environment for modern slavery. They comprise mainly service providers from whom we:
- buy IT hardware and software.
- rent offices.
- order services to accommodate our travel requirements.
- order training, external consultancy services, and external technical support services.
- order office supplies, external security and cleaning services.
- order marketing services.
Risk and compliance
Given the type and geography of ABBYY's business we believe that our exposure to the risks of modern slavery is not significant. However, as part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risks we are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
We do not tolerate modern slavery, whether within our own business or our supply chain. Our policies reflect our attitude towards modern slavery and other unethical or unlawful behaviour. These are set out below:
- Code of Conduct, which states that we will not tolerate slavery or human trafficking and sets out the conduct to which we expect of our employees, contractors, and suppliers to adhere.
- Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy which sets out policies and procedures to follow for our employees, contractors, and suppliers to combat bribery and corruption.
- Non-Discrimination and anti-harassment policy, which promotes ethical behaviour amongst our
employees, contractors, and suppliers.
Training and Due Diligence
ABBYY has a risk-based approach to protecting, supporting and evaluating its business. We are constantly rolling out training to our employees on various compliance matters, working on introducing appropriate clauses in our contracts and undertaking due diligence on our contractors.
We are currently undertaking a review of our organisation supply chains for risks of modern slavery in the geographical areas that could have a risk factor.
Following a review of the effectiveness of our approach to ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains we intend to take the following further steps to combat slavery and human trafficking:
- provide training to employees;
- identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains in higher geographical risk areas;
- improve upon our internal policies by introducing appropriate statements and guidance for the employees; and
- commence customer contracts review for appropriate clauses.
This statement is subject to annual review and the dates of the most recent approvals are:
- by the director of ABBYY UK LTD on 21 June, 2022
- by the director of ABBYY PTY LTD on 22 of June, 2022
- by the director of ABBYY Europe GmbH on 22 of June, 2022