2020 Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement
This transparency statement is made on behalf of O’Reilly Media, Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, “O’Reilly,” “we,” “our” or “us”) pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”). The Act requires that companies publish a slavery and human trafficking transparency statement for each financial year of the organization. O’Reilly upholds the principles of respect and dignity for workers, and we are committed to conducting our business in ethical and responsible ways. This transparency statement details the steps that we, as a company, take in order to ensure that that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any of our supply chains or in any part of our own business.
We are headquartered in Sebastopol, California, with additional offices in Boston, Massachusetts; Farnham, UK; Tokyo, Japan; and Beijing, China. Our mission as a Company is to spread the knowledge of innovators – providing companies and individuals with skills and understanding that is necessary for them to succeed. Our core values, which are upheld by all of our subsidiaries and employees, are Openness, Honesty, Integrity and Neutrality. Our mission and our core values are antithetically opposed to any form of modern slavery and to any violation of the right of every person to self-determination and individual dignity.
Our supply chain
In order to provide our services, we engage a number of suppliers and service providers that help us achieve our goals. Regardless of the services we acquire from them, we take steps to ensure that every company we deal with is ethical in the way that it conducts business. These steps include performing a thorough due diligence and vetting process and working to build long-term relationships with our suppliers based on mutual trust and respect. Commitment to the dignity of workers and compliance with our standards are in each case key factors in assessing the viability of such a relationship.
We routinely screen new and existing suppliers against any contextual risk factors including country-specific or sector-specific risk factors. Where we have any reasonable doubt concerning the commitment of any supplier to our standards and those set forth in the Act, we voice our concern with the interested parties, and we refrain from engaging in any business relationship with them unless our concerns have been fully addressed.
Our suppliers are periodically audited; during our audits, we give specific attention to any issue or finding that may indicate an instance of non-compliance with our standards. Any failure to comply with our standards will be fully investigated by us and assessed on a case-by-case basis.
Personnel and training
All employees of O’Reilly who have responsibility for the procurement of goods and services receive training in order to increase awareness of modern slavery risks and contributing factors, in addition to being bound by our internal policies, procedures and codes of conduct.
We have also enacted a comprehensive Whistleblower Policy, which reaffirms O’Reilly’s intention to protect its integrity, to ensure the highest standards of conduct by its employees, and adhere to all applicable laws and regulations. O’Reilly encourages any employee who reasonably believes that a legal violation has or will occur due to any policy, practice or activity of O’Reilly, its employees, customers or vendors to report such activity. All reports may be submitted on a confidential basis or anonymously to protect the reporting employee’s privacy and to make sure that no negative consequence may be suffered by such employee. Every report is fully and thoroughly investigated.
We intend to continue to develop our internal policies and awareness initiatives in order to increase our capability to identify any significant risks in our business and supply chains and respond with appropriate corrective action.
This transparency statement was approved by the board of directors of O’Reilly Media Inc. on August 5, 2020.
Chief Financial Officer
O’Reilly Media, Inc.