Statement on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
This statement establishes Qilin.Cloud’s actions to identify and eliminate all potential modern slavery and human trafficking risks related to our business and supply chains. Qilin.Cloud is a global technology platform and known as a leading Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) provider for developers and users based in the domain of e-commerce. Founded in 2010, Qilin.Cloud is headquartered in Bonn (Germany) and has 4 offices in Germany and Vietnam. Qilin.Cloud supports 4,800+ enterprise clients around the globe. These long-term client relationships are a sign of great trust, cooperation and appreciation. The long-term satisfaction of our clients is based on the high standards we adhere to for quality, security, reliability and innovation.
Qilin.Cloud does not tolerate any violations of human rights among our suppliers, partners, users, or other stakeholders, and we are committed to conducting our business ethically and with integrity.
Based on the nature of our business as a professional software technology platform provider, we consider the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our value chain to be low. We comply with all applicable employment legislation, including employee pay and working conditions in the countries where we are present. We invest heavily in supporting the health and wellbeing of our staff.
The organisation adheres to the following policies in order to identify any risks of modern slavery and human trafficking, and prevent them from occurring in operations. To name some of our main policies:
Code of Conduct
Qilin.Cloud’s code makes clear to all employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing the organisation. This includes maintaining the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when operating locally and abroad as well as when interfacing with users, partners and suppliers.
Health & Safety Policy
Qilin.Cloud’s purpose reflected in this policy is to set out our responsibilities, and of those working for and with us, in observing and upholding our position on safe and healthy working environments. Our goal is a secure, meaningful, supportive and inclusive working environment built on sound conditions, complicity, openness and equality.
Whistleblowing and Grievance Policy
This policy is intended to encourage employees and others to report suspected or actual occurrence(s) of illegal, unethical or inappropriate events (behaviours or practices) without retribution. Qilin.Cloud believes it is important to speak up about any potential issues, and in our company’s benefit to resolve them as soon as possible.
Anti-Corruption and Bribery Policy
It is our policy to conduct all of our business in an honest and ethical manner. We take a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and are committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships. We comply with all laws relevant to combating bribery and corruption in all countries in which we operate, both in relation to our conduct at home and abroad.
Due Dilligence and Monitoring Risks
At Qilin.Cloud, we aim to select reliable, well-known, world-class vendors, and the organisation undertakes due diligence when evaluating agreements with new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers. For selected suppliers, this may include assessing risks related to modern slavery and human trafficking.
Training and Awareness
We currently do not have training programs specifically related to modern slavery or human trafficking. We believe our Code of Conduct, which is broadly distributed and part of every employee’s agreement, is sufficient to address these risks. We also raise awareness in the Group via communications on the company’s Intranet platform, providing information, demanding must-read policies and documents, etc. We supplement these with emails to Managing Directors, who have the local responsibility to implement good behaviour according to Qilin.Cloud’s corporate policies
This statement is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constituted Qilin.Clouds’s slavery and human trafficking statement, which has been approved by Qilin.Cloud’s Board of Directors.
Chief Executive Officer
13 November 2023