Transparency is a recurring Checkout.com value that is reflected in our pricing promise, our security protocol and our legal agreements.
Modern Slavery Statement
MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING TRANSPARENCY STATEMENT 2021
The Checkout Group (“Checkout.com” or the “Group”) is opposed to all forms of unethical business behaviour. We recognise the harmful impact that Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking has on individuals and society and we are committed to help prevent these illegal practices.
We also expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners. As part of our contracting processes, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, 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.
Checkout.com empowers businesses to adapt and innovate. The Group’s technology makes payments seamless. Flexible solutions, granular data, and instant insights help global enterprises launch new products in new markets and create outstanding customer experiences.
Checkout.com provides the fastest, most reliable payments in more than 150 currencies, with in-country acquiring, world-class fraud filters and reporting through one API. Checkout.com can accept all major international credit & debit cards and popular local payment methods.
The Group launched in 2012 and now has a team of over 1300 people across 19 offices worldwide, offering local expertise where it’s needed.
Checkout.com has adopted a risk based approach in reviewing its supply chain, whilst ensuring that this approach is in compliance with legal requirements. Due to the technological nature of the services provided by Checkout.com its supply chains are relatively straightforward. As such, Checkout.com believes that the risk of slavery and human trafficking issues in its supply chain is low.
- Whistleblowing Policy - which encourages staff to report concerns including any related to modern slavery/trafficking and child or forced labour.
- Doing the Right Thing – Checkout.com promotes and cultivates working practices that encourage employees to always do the right thing, by plainly setting out our expectations and standards of how to conduct themselves when acting on behalf of the company. We expect our employees conduct to be of the highest standards in all jurisdictions that we operate in.
- Suppliers Code of Conduct – our relationships with third parties are of the same high standards that we apply to our business. We expect all third parties that we work with to uphold our Code of Conduct.
As part of its approach to internal and supply chain management, Checkout.com undertakes the following:
- Training and updates to assist our staff in understanding the issues around modern slavery/trafficking and the role that they play in preventing it in our supply chain and business as a whole;
- A procurement process designed to ensure that we only work with suppliers who uphold our standards;
- An obligation on suppliers to sign up to our Supplier Code of Conduct. This code includes statements that we will respect all internationally proclaimed human rights, that we won’t engage in or support child
labour, and that we will employ only workers who meet the minimum legal age requirement for their country;
- When contracting on third party supplier terms, Checkout.com seeks to include contract clauses relating to modern slavery and human trafficking in our terms with third parties for the supply of goods and services, and where possible, require suppliers to sign up to our Supplier Code of Conduct;
- Maintain lists of those signed copies of the Supplier Code of Conduct; and
- Build relationships with reputable suppliers.
During the year, our experienced Procurement team continues to provide advice and guidance to those teams who have direct responsibility for relevant supply chains.
This constitutes Checkout.com’s modern slavery statement for the financial year ended 31 December 2020. The statement was approved by the Board of Directors of Checkout Ltd and was signed on its behalf, and on behalf of the Board of Checkout Payments Group Limited, by the Group Chief Executive Officer.
Chief Executive Officer
30 July 2021
PREVIOUS MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENTS
You can access our modern slavery statements from prior years by clicking on the relevant year: 2019, 2020.