More than 20 million men, women, and children throughout the world are victims of severe forms of trafficking in persons. Vectrus is strongly committed to respecting fundamental and interantionally recognized human rights. We serve as a positive influence in the communities in which we operate, demonstrating by our actions and belief that human rights violations are both avoidable and unacceptable. Vectrus will not willingly and knowingly assist in any violation of human rights, not benefits from human rights violations committed by another party, nor remainb silent when human rights violations are committed. Additionally, the United States has long had a zero tolerance policy regarding Government employees and contractor personnel engaging in any form of criminal behavior.
We support human rights by complying with internationally recognized provisions in all locations where we operate, regardless of local business customs, and are committed to providing safe and secure condition for those working on our company's behalf. We will not knowingly work with business partners that employ children or forced labor, including prison or bonded labor. We will not tolerate physical punishment or abuse.
Vectrus Combatting Trafficking in Persons
We will not engage in human trafficking related activities to include: misleading or fraudulent recruiting practices, charging our employees recruiting fees, confiscating or destroying employee identification documents, or supporting prostitution. It is a violation of company policy for employees to, directly or indirectly, purchase commercial sex acts for themselves, for the benefit of other employees or third parties, or while conducting company business. More information about our policies prohibiting trafficking in persons and our committment to the protection of human rights can be found in the company's Human Rights and Combatting Trafficking in Persons policy.
In most case, our employees and business partners may first contact a Vectrus supervisor to raise concerns. However, if they are uncomfortable talking to the supervisor, they many then contact Human Resources, an Ombudsman, Legal, a compliance reprsentative or a member of hte Ethics and Compliance Review Board (ECRB). Concerned persons may also report concerns using the EthicsPoint Helpline telephone or through the EthicsPoint Website.
In addition, employees may use the Department of Defense Inspector General (DOD IG) Hotline to report issues related to fraud, waste abuse, and mismanagement of programs and personnel under the purview of the U.S. Department of Defense.