Slavery is a terrible crime and a gross violation of human rights. It takes various forms, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
QuestAI has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and is fully committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities. QuestAI is also committed to ensuring transparency in its approach to tackling modern slavery in its business and in its supply chains. At QuestAI, we recognize that we all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small, in our own business and in the wider supply chain.
This statement sets out QuestAI’s actions to understand and address potential modern slavery risks related to its business and supply chain and to ensure it is doing all it can to prevent slavery and human trafficking.
QuestAI is an acoustical design consulting and acoustical product wholesaler located in the state of Illinois in the US. Our products are distributed by a range of trusted distributors throughout the world.
Our Supply Chains and Suppliers
QuestAI’s existing relationships with its suppliers have been established for some time and are built upon mutually beneficial, collaborative business endeavors. To date, we have not been made aware of any human trafficking or slavery activities within our supply chain. However, if we were to learn of any such activities, QuestAI would act immediately in accordance with our legal and moral obligations.
As and when QuestAI has new contractors or suppliers come on-board, we pre-qualify any new firm through a series of due diligence efforts, including inquiry into company performance, Health Safety & Environment compliance, and references from other customers to establish reputation and suitability. We visit each supplier.
Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-Slavery Policy is available at www.QuestAI.com. That policy prohibits the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labor, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children by any of our contractors, suppliers or other business partners. As such, it reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy
- Policy Statement
1.1. Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labor and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. QuestAI has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains. In accordance with this commitment, QuestAI employees, contractors, subcontractors, vendors, suppliers, partners and others through whom QuestAI conducts business must not engage in any practice that constitutes trafficking in persons or slavery.
1.2. We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and as part of our contracting processes, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labor, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
1.3. This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.
1.4. This policy does not form part of any employee’s contract of employment, and we may amend it at any time.
- Responsibility for the Policy
2.1. The Management Team has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations, and that all those under our control comply with it.
2.2. The President has primary and day-to-day responsibility for implementing this policy, monitoring its use and effectiveness, dealing with any queries about it, and auditing internal control systems and procedures to ensure they are effective in countering modern slavery.
2.3. Management at all levels are responsible for ensuring those reporting to them understand and comply with this policy and are given adequate and regular training on it and the issue of modern slavery in supply chains.
2.4. You are invited to comment on this policy and suggest ways in which it might be improved. Comments, suggestions and queries are encouraged and should be addressed to admin@QuestAI.com.
- Compliance with the Policy
3.1. You must ensure that you read, understand, and comply with this policy.
3.2. The prevention, detection, and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for us or under our control. You are required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.
3.3. You must notify management as soon as possible if you believe or suspect that a violation of this policy has occurred or may occur in the future.