Message from the Chief Executive Officer
Amino’s mission is to provide our customers with the most exciting and competitive products in the
markets in which we operate. However, it does not end there: our customers and other stakeholders
should be confident that the way we do business does not only comply with legal requirements, but
also strives to meet the highest ethical standards.
As part of the company’s Corporate Social Responsibility plan, Amino uses its supplier code to
ensure that it is compliant with current regulations, including those defined by the Modern Slavery
Act 2015. All business partners of Amino, such as dealers, consultants, suppliers, vendors and others
are therefore required to adhere to this code.
Amino Technology Plc is the Group’s holding company with subsidiary undertakings in the UK, USA,
Hong Kong and Finland. The annual turnover for Amino is in excess of the £36m threshold set under
section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Traditionally, television has been delivered to the home using Broadcast, Cable and Satellite
technology. Increasingly however, television is being delivered and consumed over the internet both
in the home and on the move via mobile devices. Amino’s products and solutions help operators
deliver this service.
Amino’s products and solutions support both Internet Protocol Television (“IPTV”) and Over The Top
(“OTT”) Television. IPTV is the delivery of TV over operator managed devices and broadband
networks. OTT is the delivery of TV over any network or device.
Amino is focused on enabling pay-TV operators to deliver a TV 2.0 experience with a portfolio of
products and solutions designed to meet the dynamic markets they operate in. We work both
directly with operators and through distribution channels, principally in North America.
Revenues are derived from the sale of set-top box devices which include a perpetual licence for the
core software operating system and from software and services sold independently of any devices.
Our markets are global with significant customer numbers in North America, Latin America, Asia and
across Europe, where we work with a range of national, regional and locally-focused operators.
Supply chain overview
Amino’s supply chains include:
- Original design manufacturers of set-top box devices
- Component manufacturers of silicon chips, memory, hard disk drives, remote controls as
- well as associated accessories and packaging
- Licences from holders of relevant video and audio technology patents
- Outsourced shipping, warehousing, and distribution
Business support service providers
- Information technology service providers
- Information technology consultancy services
- Marketing and public relations consultancy services
- Recruitment and talent search services
- Accountancy, audit and legal advisers
- Corporate broking and financial advisers
- Banking services
- Building maintenance, office equipment, stationery supplies, janitorial and catering services
Policies on slavery and human trafficking
Amino engages with a number of suppliers internationally and wishes to ensure that all of them,
wherever they are located, operate with the same respect for established principles of employment
practice, environmental protection and anti-corruption practice.
Amino is committed to conducting its business with high ethical standards. Consequently, we have
adopted a Supplier Code of Conduct (”the Code”) and we invite all of our suppliers to show their
commitment to our shared values by agreeing to abide by it.
We believe that these principles promote respect, protect individual dignity and help to protect our
suppliers from unfair competition.
Amino expects this Code to be applied and upheld in the organisations of every one of our business
partners, such as affiliates, suppliers, sub-suppliers and vendors and producers to Amino, regardless
of whether the suppliers or vendors deliver services or goods.
Amino requires our suppliers and business partners to:
- read and understand the Code
- sign a written acknowledgement giving their commitment to work in line with the Code and related conditions.
The following is an extract of this Code which deals with treating people with respect and applies to
persons directly employed by or subcontracted by our suppliers:
All suppliers shall without exception comply with all applicable local employment regulations.
Fair Working Conditions
All employees are entitled to fundamental human rights which shall be respected and be applied
- no one shall be subject to corporal punishment, physical, sexual, psychological or verbal
harassment or abuse.
- use of forced labour, exploited or bonded labour is strictly forbidden.
- employees shall not be required to lodge deposits or original identity papers as a condition
- employees shall not be forced to work more than the limits on regular and overtime hours
allowed by the law of the country in which they are employed.
- overtime shall be compensated at the legally required rate.
- all employees shall have contracts specifying their terms of employment.
- children under the minimum working age established by local law or fifteen (15) years,
whichever is greater, shall not be used as labour force.
- employees under eighteen (18) years shall not be engaged in hazardous or heavy work, or
on night shifts.
- the rights of employees to freely associate and to bargain collectively, in accordance with
the law of the country in which they are employed, shall be recognised and respected.
Amino regards diversity as a lever for profitability and mutual success. Amino does not accept
discrimination, whether active or by means of passive support, whether based on ethnicity, national
origin, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, marital or parental status, union membership,
political affiliation or age.
Compensation and benefits
Employees shall, after any deductions, stoppages, fines, penalties or other non-statutory charges
mandated by or on behalf of the employer, be paid at least the minimum total wage, allowances and
benefits required by applicable national law.
Health and safety at work
All suppliers shall without exception comply with all applicable local employment regulations. They
shall take adequate steps to prevent accidents and injury to health by minimising hazards in the
working environment, and by providing appropriate safety equipment and training.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes
Amino’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 30 November 2017
Chief Executive Officer
Amino Technologies Plc
16 February 2018