The majority of Open GI’s operations are UK-based and we source goods and services from predominantly UK-based suppliers whose supply chains extend globally. In addition to this, we have added two small software development centres in Krakow, Poland and Skopje, Macedonia, which use a limited number of supply chains for goods and services necessary to operate these offices. We acknowledge that no supply chain can be considered entirely free from the potential for slavery or human trafficking to occur and we therefore continue to assess potential high risk areas. We take appropriate action where necessary to ensure we are only working with suppliers who share our zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking. As well as assessing our current suppliers, we follow a process for assessing new suppliers that aims to ensure they are compliant themselves. We also regularly review our assessment approach to ensure it is in line with current legislation and effective in identifying risks.
As we mainly source goods relating to office supplies, building materials and IT equipment across all the locations in which we operate, we continue to pay particular attention to our supply chains in these areas as well as focusing on our recruitment partners, catering and cleaning suppliers.