At Avast, our commitment to respect human rights is embedded in this Modern Slavery Policy. We will respect human rights in all of our operations and business dealings.
Slavery, servitude and/or compulsory labour, human trafficking and any related exploitation (together, “modern slavery”) will not be tolerated by Avast. Avast operates in many countries around the world, which have domestic laws against modern slavery. This policy is designed to ensure that Avast complies with the applicable laws in the jurisdictions in which Avast operates and with relevant international standards, including the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
It is Avast's responsibility to ensure that there are safe and effectively managed channels and procedures to report modern slavery. The Avast Ethics & Reporting Line can be accessed 24 hours per day at: http://www.avast.ethicspoint.com. We will investigate and assess the risk of modern slavery in our business and remediate it where required. We will review and re-assess our approach on a regular basis.
The General Counsel together with the Internal Audit team has overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal obligations and that Avast staff and others under our control comply with it. All directors, officers, employees must:
Any suspected breach of this policy will be investigated and any person found to be in breach may face disciplinary action.
This Policy will be posted on Avast’s webpage and on its internal intranet for employees.
Avast will require its business partners to adhere to labor, health, safety and employment laws in the countries in which they operate, and to ensure that they put in place measures to prevent and address modern slavery. If we become aware any facts to suggest that one of our partners engage in modern slavery, we will thoroughly investigate, and where appropriate, terminate the relationship and report to the responsible national or international authorities.