The substantial 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 three software development centres in Amsterdam, Krakow in Poland and Skopje in Northern Macedonia, which use a limited number of supply chains for goods and services necessary to operate these offices.
Given the nature of the Group’s business (the development and sale of software) the majority of supplies tend to be of tools and services that enable these activities, such as the hardware on which our developers work and third party software to enhance our operations. We also procure services and supplies to ensure that the premises that we own, or rent, are fully operational.
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 have confidence that 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 undertake periodic reviews of our assessment approach to ensure it is in line with current legislation and effective in identifying risks.
Whilst the vast majority of our supplies come from large reputable suppliers that have themselves clear policies on slavery and human trafficking which we monitor, there are inevitably some smaller local suppliers that we address by monitoring and questioning, on a risk-adjusted basis.