Modern slavery statement for financial year 2020/2021
This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that ITTI Company Limited has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. ITTI Company Limited has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
ITTI Company Limited is a supplier for the higher quality lower cost quartz based electronic components such as, crystal oscillator, crystal filter, and ceramic resonator. ITTI’s headquarter locate in USA. Asia regional headquarter is in Hong Kong with other regional offices in China , Korea and Taiwan.
Our high risk areas
ITTI Company Limited offices within all the countries it operates is adhere to the relevant labour legislations of respective countries. Our recruitment policies do not have high risk area regard to the Modern slavery.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
- Adhering to The Labour legislations of Hong Kong such as,
- Immigration Ordinance, Chapter 115(in respect of Part IVB which prohibits the employment of illegal immigrants)
- Employees Compensation Assistance Ordinance, Chapter 365
- Occupational Safety and Health Council Ordinance, Chapter 398
- Employees’ Compensation Insurance Levies Ordinance, Chapter 411
- Employees Retraining Ordinance, Chapter 423
- Occupational Deafness (Compensation) Ordinance, Chapter 469
- Builders’ Lift and Tower Working Platforms (Safety) Ordinance, Chapter 470
- Sex Discrimination Ordinance, Chapter 480
- Mandatory Provident Fund Schemes Ordinance, Chapter 485
- Disability Discrimination Ordinance, Chapter 487
- Family Status Discrimination Ordinance, Chapter 527
- Race Discrimination Ordinance, Chapter 602
- Recruitment policy: Our recruitment policy strictly follows the labour legislations. Also conducting eligibility to work in the respective work locations and checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
- Conflict Mineral Policy: ITTI Company Limited is committed to source components and material from suppliers that share our values around human rights, ethics and environmental responsibility.
ITTI Company Limited operates a supplier policy and maintains a preferred supplier list. We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offences relating to modern slavery [and on site audits which include a review of working conditions]. Our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.
In addition to the above, as part of our contract with suppliers, we require that they confirm to us that: .
- They have taken steps to eradicate modern slavery within their business
- They hold their own suppliers to account over modern slavery; they are doing Supplier C-TPAT Security Inspection, They use the suppliers who are actually participating in Responsible Minerals Initiative (RMI – formerly Conflict-Free Sourcing Initiative (CFSI).).
- They pay their employees any prevailing minimum wage applicable within their country of operations
- We may terminate the contract at any time should any instances of modern slavery come to light
We regularly conduct training for our procurement/buying teams so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain.
Training content includes the procedures such as how to use standard control forms and agreements with raw material suppliers to ensure they are not using Modern Slavery in the process. How to act in case of identified /suspected incidents teaming with engineering department. The training is mandatory for the new staff.
Our performance indicatorsWe will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:
- No reports are received from employees, our clients, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.