The mission of the procurement team at GitLab is to be a trusted business partner at driving business value through external partnerships.
Exceptions to this are:
Procurement operates with three main goals
Process of measurement in progress.
Response times to initial requests for review <= 2 business days
Administer, maintain, and manage the procurement purchase request issue tracker (daily, ongoing) <= 2 busines days
Ensure all contracts have the correct approvals in place before signed = 100%
Ensure all fully executed vendor contracts are posted to ContractWorks = 100%
'Turn-Around' times <= 3 business days
All vendors that GitLab does business with, must legally comply with the Supplier Code of Ethics. When having discussions with your vendor regarding the contract, make them aware of this requirement.
GitLab condemns exploitation of humans through the illegal and degrading practices of human trafficking, slavery, servitude, forced labor, forced marriage, the sale/exploitation of chilren and adults and debt bondage (“Modern Slavery”). To combat such illegal activities, GitLab has implemented this Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Compliance Program.
While Modern Slavery can occur in any country and in any market, some regions and sectors present higher likelihood of vioaltions. Geographies with higher incidents of slavery are India, China, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Uzbekistan, Russia, Nigeria, Indonesia and Egypt. Consumer sectors such as food, tobacco and clothing are high risk sectors; but Modern Slavery can occur in many markets.*
(*According to Source: Statista, Walk Free Foundation, https://www.statista.com/chart/4937/modern-slavery-is-a-brutal-reality-worldwide/)
All vendors, providers and entities providing services or products to GitLab (“Vendors”) are expected to comply with GitLab’s Partner Code of Ethics which specifically addresses Modern Slavery laws. Compliance with the Partner Code of Ethics will be included in Vendor contracts and/or purchase orders going forward. Existing Vendor contracts will be updated with the appropriate language upon renewal.
Those entities who are of higher risk or whom GitLab suspects may be in violation of Modern Slavery laws, may be required to complete an audit. Audits may be presented in the form of a questionnaire or may be an onsite visit. Any known or suspected violations will be raised to Legal and/or Compliance. Failure to comply with Modern Slavery laws will result in a termination of the relationship and GitLab retains all rights in law and equity.
Vendors understand and agree that violations of Modern Slavery laws may require mandatory reporting to governing authorities. GitLab has discretion if and how to best consult with Vendors for purposes of Modern Slavery reporting. GitLab is senstive to and will take into consideration, the relationship and the risk profile of Vendor to ensure that Modern Slavery risks have been appropriately identified, assessed and addressed and that the Vendor is aware of what actions it needs to take.
GitLab will review its Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Compliance Program on an annual basis or sooner if it is determined there is increased exposure or concerns with overall compliance. The Program may be amended from time to time by GitLab, to ensure compliance with the most current Modern Slavery laws and regulations.
GitLab’s Executive Team reviewed and approves this Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Compliance Program.