UK Modern Slavery Act Statement


UK Modern Slavery Act Statement

Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Global Relay’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 August 2023.

Our Values

Global Relay is committed to creating a diverse, collaborative, and safe work environment. We conduct business ethically, openly, and in accordance with the spirit and letter of applicable laws and regulations.

This statement sets out the steps we have taken to ensure our organization and supply chain are not involved with any human rights violations, including slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labor, and human trafficking.

Our Business

Global Relay helps organizations connect their data, collaborate effectively, and discover insight – all powered by AI. We are the leading provider of cloud archiving, supervision, eDiscovery, and analytics for the global financial sector. We deliver services to 20,000+ customers in 90 countries, including 22 of the top 25 global banks. Our Development & Operations Centers are located in Vancouver, BC, Canada and London, UK. We have additional offices in five other cities across the world, including major financial centers like New York and Chicago. We own and operate our technology stack – software, hardware, and primary data center.

Over the years, we have won several major awards recognizing our corporate culture and work environment. These awards include:

  • Best Managed Companies (2013 – present)
  • Waterstone’s Top 10 Most Admired Corporate Cultures (2013, 2016)
  • Company of the Year from the BC Tech Association (2016)
  • 50 Best Small and Medium Employers (2014, 2015)
  • Top Employers for Young People (2014)

Our Organizational Structure

Global Relay is a private, employee-owned and operated organization with no venture investment.

Our Policies, Procedures & Employee Training

Global Relay has 1090+ employees worldwide. We respect and value people and build relationships based on mutual trust. We comply with all applicable employment laws and rights under the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.

Global Relay has strong business ethics and conduct standards. Based on principles of fair dealing, respect, candor, personal integrity, and observation of both the spirit and letter of laws and regulations. We communicate these standards and expectations to employees through:

  • Business Ethics and Conduct Policy
  • Employee Conduct and Work Rule
  • A structured onboarding process for new hires
  • On-the-job training by management and team leads

We regularly review our conduct and ethics policies. Management enforces ethics and conduct standards through a disciplinary process. Employees may anonymously report issues and concerns.

Our Supply Chain

We are committed to ensuring our supply chain does not participate in any human rights violations, including slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labor, or human trafficking. Due to the nature of our business, we believe our supply chain presents minimal risk.

Our supply chain includes vendors and service providers who supply:

  • IT hardware and software
  • Office space and equipment
  • Professional services such as legal advice and financial/IT audits
  • Data center co-location space
  • Security guards for our private data center

Our material vendors and service providers are located in the United States, Canada, and UK. We also partner with IT firms, compliance consultants, and other organizations to resell Global Relay services.

Supplier Due Diligence

We conduct appropriate due diligence and monitoring of our vendors, service providers, and partners to ensure they adhere to our standards.

Deny Maric
Chief Legal Officer
June 2023