Modern Slavery Statement 2020 Annual Statement

This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. 

It sets out the steps taken by Agfa HealthCare during year ending 31 December 2020 to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains.


Introduction

Agfa HealthCare has a zero tolerance approach to Modern Slavery of any kind, whether it be from within our own operations or through our supply chain. All staff are expected to report any concerns, using the appropriate reporting channels. Agfa HealthCare will investigate and take seriously any allegations that human rights are not properly respected.


Structure, Business and Supply Chains 

Agfa HealthCare (Agfa) is a healthcare information technology company that has expertise in equipment and software products, including but not limited to Enterprise Imaging (EI), Picture Archive and Communications Systems (PACS), Radiology Information Systems (RIS), Agfa’s Cardiovascular Solutions, Hospital-wide IT Solution ORBIS and Information System extensions, and is engaged in the research and development, production, testing, integration, marketing, leasing and sale of products and services for application in those areas. Agfa HealthCare is part of the Agfa-Gevaert Group.

The Agfa Gevaert Group details our structure, values and Corporate Social Responsibility activities further within its annual report, published on www.agfa.com.

The Supply Chains for IT predominately include large infrastructure providers and software houses.


Policies and contractual controls 

Agfa’s policies detail our commitment to acting ethically and partnering with organisations that share that vision and can demonstrate compliance. These policies include our Code of Conduct (as integrated into the Agfa-Gevaert Corporate Governance Charter), the Health, Safety and Environment Policy, and the Code of Conduct for Agfa Suppliers, Distributors and Agents. Furthermore, Agfa also submits to the EICC (Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition) Code of Conduct.

Agfa ensures through its policies and contractual controls that such Supply Chains work in line with the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. All suppliers are required to comply with our Code of Conduct, which includes (but is not limited to) the following;

  • Comply fully with all applicable laws
  • Respect workers human rights
  • To refuse to tolerate any unacceptable treatment of employees
  • To provide fair remuneration and to guarantee the applicable national statutory minimum wage
  • To respect the personal dignity, privacy and rights of each individual
  • To refuse to employ or make anyone work against his will
  • To comply with the maximum number of working hours laid down in the applicable law
  • Prohibition of child labour

In accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, Agfa will continue to monitor and improve our processes to ensure transparency within the organisation and of those organisations which supply goods and services to Agfa. This statement was approved by the Board of Directors of Agfa HealthCare IT UK Ltd.


Harry Crossley

8th January 2021

 Agfa HealthCare IT UK Limited, 6-9 The Square, Stockley Park, Uxbridge, Middlesex UB11 1FW