Universal is an Information Technology solutions provider, servicing customers located across the world. We support our clients through their entire IT lifecycle, from concept, to strategy, advisory, plan design, implementation, and operations. We provide a wide range of professional IT services, as well as IT asset acquisition and IT asset management solutions.
We collaborate with our coworkers, customers, and technology partners to help create a positive social impact, and operate in a more sustainable and ethical world.
We commit to our customers, and to those companies for whom we are part of their supply chains, that we are dedicated to a work environment that is free from human trafficking, slavery and unlawful child labor in both our own operations and our supply chains. Our commitment to environmental and social responsibility and our respect for human rights is reflected in our business conduct, and in policies and employment practices throughout our company.
We have policies and structures related to the recruitment of employees that foster high ethical standards, and communicate our company policies and codes of conduct, transparently before a candidate is hired.
After employment, we conduct ongoing updates for staff which includes training on respect for coworkers, to ensure a workplace free of harassment and unlawful discrimination.
We operate our businesses in compliance with all applicable laws, including those related to employment and labor, and to maintain lawful environmental, health and safety practices that meet or exceed all applicable laws and standards.
Due to the nature of our business, internal controls, policies, training, and selection of supplier partners that have similar commitments and controls, we consider our business to be at a low risk of modern slavery and trafficking.
As a global services business, we rely on strategic partnerships and we carefully select the organizations we work with. We value our suppliers as an extension of our own capabilities to deliver technology services to our clients. We expect our partner suppliers to operate their businesses in a manner that meets or exceeds all applicable laws and standards.
Our supplier approach ensures that our technology partners have established similar anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and controls. We also communicate our own policies to our suppliers for their own vetting, for mutual transparency.
Supplier vetting includes:
As a technology services provider to your organization, we agree to:
Our company continually looks to improve our posture against modern slavery and human trafficking, and to maintain awareness of developing laws and opportunities for improvement.