Modern Slavery Policy
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, 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. Skyscanner 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.
Skyscanner is committed to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls aimed at ensuring that modern slavery is not taking place anywhere within our organisation or in any of our supply chains. We expect that our business partners and suppliers adhere to the principles in this Policy. We expect them to require the same standards of their own sub-contractors, suppliers and business partners to ensure their own supply chains are free from modern slavery.
- Every worker should have freedom of movement. The ability of workers to move freely should not be restricted by their employer through abuse, threats or practices such as unlawful retention of passports and valuable possessions.
- Workers should not be imprisoned, bonded, indentured, slaved, trafficked or forced to undertake compulsory labour in any form, including forced overtime. All work must be carried out voluntarily and without harsh or inhumane treatment, including but not limited to physical punishment, physical, psychological or sexual violence or coercion, verbal abuse, harassment or intimidation.
- No worker should pay for a job. Fees and costs associated with recruitment and obtaining employment should not be paid by workers.
- No worker should be indebted or coerced to work (whether physically or mentally). Workers should work voluntarily, be informed of their employment terms and conditions in advance without misrepresentation and paid regularly, as agreed and in accordance with any applicable laws and regulations.
- Working hours and any overtime worked should comply with national laws and/or collective agreements.
- There should be no use of child labour. Nobody should be employed under the minimum age. Subject to the overriding prohibition on the use of child labour, if workers under the age of 18 are employed then particular care should be taken as to the duties that they carry out and the conditions in which they are required to work to ensure that they come to no physical, mental or other harm as a direct or indirect result of their work or working conditions.
- Migrant workers, their families and those closely associated with them should not be subject to discrimination due to their nationality.
- Housing, where provided, should be clean, safe, and meet the basic needs of the worker.
- Workers should be free to file grievances to their employers about the employer’s treatment of them and workers shall not suffer detriment, retaliation, or victimisation for having raised a grievance.
Compliance with this Policy
Everyone subject to this Policy should take such steps as are reasonable and proportionate, having regard to the nature of their business and the industry in which they operate, to identify potential high and medium risks of modern slavery in their supply chains. To the extent it is commercially practicable, they should use their buying power to influence their own supply chains from such prohibited activities.
Skyscanner expects its business partners throughout its supply chain to support the principles contained in the Policy and to actively communicate and promote the principles to their own supply chains. We reserve the right to request details of how they and their supply chains comply with this Policy and to take action where appropriate, including termination of the business relationship.
Reporting of breaches
Any person concerned about a breach of this Policy may report their concerns via our website and ask for their concerns to be treated on a confidential basis and forwarded to our Legal team.
Individuals with concerns are encouraged to provide their name and contact details so that the issues that they raise can be investigated thoroughly. However, we recognise that in some circumstances an individual will only be prepared to raise their concerns on an anonymous basis, and we commit to investigate anonymous allegations as thoroughly as possible and to take the necessary remedial action.
Updated effective: 08/06/2021