Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Modern slavery is 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.

This statement sets out Pegasystems' approach and commitment to preventing acts of slavery and human trafficking.

Statement from Senior Management

At Pegasystems, we are committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring both within our business and to expecting those same high standards from our suppliers and supply chain. As part of this initiative, we will be implementing a Supplier Code of Conduct to ensure our suppliers adhere to our high standards, and will continue to monitor and audit suppliers to these standards going forward.

Structure of Organisation

Pegasystems Limited (which is subject to the Modern Slavery Act 2015) is part of the Pegasystems group of companies. Pegasystems designs and supplies software dedicated to streamlining business processes and enhancing customer engagement. The group employs over 4,000 people worldwide and has business operations across North America, Europe, India and Asia.

To find out more about the nature of our business, please click here.

We work with a range of suppliers which support our business – for example, marketing, IT and employee benefits suppliers. Due to the nature of our business, we have a limited number of suppliers and do not consider that we operate in a high risk sector.

Policies

As part of our commitment to modern slavery, we are intending to introduce a Supplier Code of Conduct outlining the standards expected of our suppliers. This Code will make it clear that Pegasystems does not condone slavery or human trafficking in any way and will expect our suppliers to impose those same high standards on their suppliers.

Due Diligence

As part of our efforts to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring within our supply chain, we have audited our key suppliers to our UK subsidiary, Pegasystems Limited, about the steps they have taken towards the eradication of modern slavery and human trafficking, both themselves and in their supply chains. We will continue to audit suppliers on a regular basis.
We also have procedures in place which are designed to:

  • Establish and assess areas of potential risk in our business and supply chains;
  • Monitor potential risk areas in our business and supply chains;
  • Reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and supply chains; and
  • Provide adequate protection for whistleblowers.

Risk and Compliance

Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we have taken this year to help ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains we have taken the following further steps to combat slavery and human trafficking:

  • We intend to introduce a Supplier Code of Conduct to make it clear that Pegasystems does not condone slavery or human trafficking in any way and to impose a commitment on our suppliers to expect the same high standards from their suppliers.
  • We intend to include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children in our key supply contracts, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
  • We will continue to audit suppliers against the standards we have set.

This statement is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the modern slavery statement of Pegasystems Limited.