Microsoft Business Group Statement for 2021
This statement has been published in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and outlines the steps taken by Microsoft Business Group to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains.
Microsoft Business Group is a cloud-first, full service Microsoft partner committed to delivering innovative technology solutions that solve human challenges.
Code of Conduct
Our Code of Conduct provides guidance to all of our colleagues on the conduct of our business according to the highest ethical standards. Our business has realised its continual growth through partnering with our customers and supply partners in an ethical, transparent, integral and honest culture. This code and our other ethics culture support us in continuing to focus on areas of ethical risk. This culture allows us to recognize these ethical risks, deal with the ethical risks and report the ethical risks without fear. All colleagues are required to undertake continual professional development with a compulsory annual certification to our Code of Conduct.
Microsoft Business Group is committed to respecting and promoting international human rights throughout our global business. We understand the importance of both protecting and also promoting fundamental principles and rights at work. Our standard practices are designed to protect these rights.
Within our global supply chain, we verify the identity of all workers we partner with through external organisations and their right to work in the jurisdiction where they provide services.
We work with all our partner organisations to seek positive assurances that they are compliant with all relevant legislation and audit using a risk based approach and we regularly review all partners to ensure they are adhering to their commitment to our supply policies and sharing our commitment to the Modern Slavery Act.
Jim Olson, Global Head of Cognizant Microsoft Business Group