Anti-Modern Slavery Statement
THIS STATEMENT IS MADE BY OCEAN INFINITY GROUP LIMITED (THEREAFTER “OCEAN INFINITY” OR “OI”) FOR ITSELF AND ON BEHALF OF ITS AFFILIATES PURSUANT TO SECTION 54 OF THE MODERN SLAVERY ACT 2015 (THE “ACT”) AND IN RESPECT OF THE FINANCIAL YEAR ENDED 31 DECEMBER 2022 (THE “FINANCIAL YEAR”).
1. BUSINESS MISSION AND STRUCTURE
OCEAN INFINITY HAS BEEN BUILT ON A MISSION TO USE INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY TO TRANSFORM OPERATIONS AT SEA AND ENABLE PEOPLE AND THE PLANET TO THRIVE. THAT IS WHY THE COMPANY HAS A ZERO TOLERANCE FOR MODERN SLAVERY OR HUMAN TRAFFICKING WITHIN ITS SUPPLY CHAIN, IS SUPPORTIVE OF THE OBJECTIVES OF THE ACT AND SEEKS TO APPLY THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE ACT THROUGHOUT ITS GROUP.
OCEAN INFINITY IS A TECHNOLOGY COMPANY THAT COLLECT MARINE DATA AT SCALE TO SERVE CLIENTS WORLDWIDE ACROSS A WIDE ARRAY OF DIFFERENT INDUSTRIES. IT HAS PERSONNEL IN VARIOUS LOCATIONS, INCLUDING THE UK, US, CANADA, PORTUGAL, SWEDEN, NORWAY, SINGAPORE, NEW ZEALAND, AND AUSTRALIA AS WELL AS OFFSHORE. THE COMPANY’S PROCUREMENT TEAM SIT AT GROUP LEVEL TO ENSURE THAT THE ACT AND OTHER BEST PRACTICES ARE UPHELD ACROSS ALL PROCUREMENT AND SUPPLIER ACTIVITIES.
2. PROCUREMENT PRACTICES
Over the last 12 months Ocean Infinity has reviewed its supply chain design and management, and built a new process that aligns with sustainable business practices and is focused on three main objectives:
- People and communities: Support suppliers to ensure the safest, fairest, and best working practises.
- The Environment: Reducing emissions and waste throughout the supply chain.
- Ethics: Operating in the most ethical and transparent ways and expect the same from our suppliers.
The Ocean Infinity sustainable procurement strategy is focused on ensuring that all staff involved in the procurement of goods and services understand the impact of their supply chains environmentally, socially, and economically. The procurement strategy and process have been developed in line with the Act.
3. SUPPLIER VERIFICATION
4. CONFIDENTIAL REPORTING
A CONFIDENTIAL WHISTLEBLOWING HOTLINE AND WEB-REPORTING PAGE HAS BEEN ESTABLISHED FOR EMPLOYEES, CONTRACTORS, AND SUPPLIERS TO USE IF THEY SEE ANY BREACH OF THE ACT OR ANY OTHER MISCONDUCT. CONFIDENTIAL REPORTS GO STRAIGHT TO EXTERNAL, INDEPENDENT PROFESSIONALS TRAINED IN UPHOLDING THE ACT.
5. EDUCATION AND AWARENESS
OCEAN INFINITY HAS MADE RELEVANT STAFF AWARE OF ITS POSITION ON MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING AS WELL AS THE REQUIREMENTS OF THE ACT. OCEAN INFINITY WILL KEEP THE EFFECTIVENESS OF ITS ARRANGEMENTS TO PREVENT THE USE OF SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING IN ITS SUPPLY CHAIN UNDER REVIEW AND WILL ACT AS AND WHEN REQUIRED. COMPULSORY TRAINING ON MODERN SLAVERY FOR ALL STAFF WILL BE ROLLED OUT DURING 2023.