International Modern Slavery Statement
(Oct 2019 – Sep 2020)
This statement explains the steps that Hologic has taken to eliminate slavery and human trafficking from its supply chain. Some countries have implemented legislation that requires certain businesses to provide public disclosure in this regard. This legislation includes, but is not limited to, Section 54, was Part 6 of the United Kingdom Slavery Act of 2015 and the Australian Modern Slavery Act of 2018(“Modern Slavery Laws”). This statement is intended to provide information in accordance with those Modern Slavery Laws and applies to the Hologic entities listed at the end of this statement(collectively “Hologic”).
We at Hologic take Modern Slavery seriously
Hologic is an innovative medical technology company primarily focused on improving women’s
health and well-being through early detection and treatment. Hologic is a subsidiary of Hologic
Inc. and is headquartered in Marlborough, Massachusetts, United States of America.
Human Rights and Fair Working Conditions
Human rights and fair working conditions are laid out in our employee Code of Conduct. Compliance
with this is mandatory for all employees.
Slavery, servitude, forced labour, bonded labour and human trafficking are issues of increasing
global concern, affecting all sectors, regions and economies. Modern slavery is unacceptable within
our business and supply chain and combatting it is an important element of our approach to business
and human rights. Hologic supports fundamental human rights globally and is committed to a work
environment that is free from human trafficking and slavery. We do not allow child or forced labour
by our company, nor do we knowingly work with business partners that employ children or forced
labour. We also follow all applicable wage and hours laws.
Hologic is also committed to respecting, protecting and championing the human rights of all who
come into contact with our operations, including employees, supply chain workers, customers and
local communities. We accept our responsibility to support transparency; to find and resolve
problems; to regularly review our business practices; and to collaborate with others to protect the
rights of workers, particularly those who are most vulnerable to abuses such as modern slavery.
Hologic has strong internal policies on equality and opportunity. At Hologic we embrace our
responsibility to be a leading corporate citizen in the communities in which our employees work and
live. Specifically, we seek to support local non-profit organisations that are focused on improving
education, healthcare and equality.