Cloudflare, Inc. and its subsidiaries (“Cloudflare,” “we,” “us”) recognize the importance of treating everyone who is employed by or works with Cloudflare with dignity and respect. We explicitly prohibit human trafficking and the use of involuntary labor. We are equally committed to working with industry partners to drive common high standards and best employment and procurement practices.
Cloudflare was launched in 2010 with the mission to help build a better Internet. In the pursuit of this goal, we are committed to operating with the highest level of ethics and integrity in everything we do. This means ensuring our suppliers are committed to ethical employment practices. We abide by all applicable anti-slavery and human trafficking laws, including the U.K. Modern Slavery Act of 2015 and Australia’s Modern Slavery Act of 2018 (collectively, the "Acts"). This statement provides an overview of the actions Cloudflare is committed to following to ensure that we and our suppliers are not engaged in the use of involuntary labor, including child labor.
Cloudflare offers various network solutions that generally include a pass-through security service, managed domain name system (DNS) solutions, a public DNS resolver, a content distribution network (CDN), edge computing services, and registrar services. Accordingly, the vast majority of our direct supply chain spend is for the development and improvement of our network. As of December 2022, Cloudflare’s network spans 300 cities in more than 100 countries. The goods we procure as part of our business are manufactured across the globe. Cloudflare recognizes the need to inspect our supply chain for conditions that may put people at risk of involuntary labor.
Cloudflare is aware that the most important step we can take to protect ourselves and others is to carefully select and evaluate the third parties we do business with, including our suppliers. Third parties we do business with agree to accept our Third Party Code of Conduct and abide by applicable laws including fair employment practices.
Cloudflare employees are required to assist with due diligence and evaluation of all third parties during the onboarding process to ensure these parties’ compliance with the numerous legal, compliance, and ethical policies, and standards required. Any concerns raised by any employees of Cloudflare, Inc.’s subsidiaries are escalated to Cloudflare, Inc. and handled by its Legal Department.
Evaluations of third parties are regularly reviewed by legal, compliance, security, and senior leadership teams at Cloudflare. Evaluations of suppliers begin during the onboarding process and are periodically assessed for any material changes.
Cloudflare expects all of our suppliers to meet certain legal and ethical standards as a condition of doing business with us. Cloudflare’s discovery that our suppliers are engaged in slavery or human trafficking, child labor, or otherwise engaging in unethical activities, will provide grounds for Cloudflare to immediately terminate the parties’ commercial relationship with us. If Cloudflare determines that a supplier is engaged in slavery, human trafficking, child labor, or otherwise engaging in unethical activities prior to beginning a relationship with Cloudflare, Cloudflare will ensure that such issue is adequately remediated before commencing the business relationship with the third party.
Cloudflare’s total global workforce as of December 2022 was more than 3,300 full-time and part-time employees. This number fluctuates as we use some temporary workers and contractors to support our business. Employees primarily work from Cloudflare’s 17 offices around the world from: San Francisco, California; San Jose, California; Austin, Texas; Washington, DC; Champaign, Illinois; London, UK; Brussels, Belgium; Dubai; Singapore; Sydney, Australia; Beijing, China; Munich, Germany; Lisbon, Portugal; Paris, France; Bangalore, India; Seoul, Korea; and Tokyo, Japan. Our main employment centers are Austin, London, San Francisco, and Singapore. Cloudflare frequently undertakes a review and evaluation of all employee’s compensation to ensure that everyone is paid a living wage at minimum.
Employees at Cloudflare take mandatory compliance training and are notified of the numerous resources available to aid them in achieving the high ethical expectations set in all aspects of our work. Cloudflare employees take training courses in our business expectations via our Code of Business Conduct and Ethics, Human Rights Policy, employee handbook, anti-bribery, and ethics compliance policies, and policies regarding their employment expectations. The Cloudflare Legal Department has also developed and maintained a reporting policy that provides the ability for employees to report unethical activities or employment violations, including Cloudflare’s whistleblower hotline. This reporting structure includes information on making reports to the Legal Department.
Any concerns and/or complaints arising under or related to the Acts should be reported to the Cloudflare Legal Department at email@example.com.
This statement is made under section 54(1), Part 6 of the U.K. Modern Slavery Act 2015 and section 16 of the Australia’s Modern Slavery Act 2018, for the financial year ending December 31, 2022. This statement has been approved by Cloudflare’s Board of Directors. It applies to all entities within Cloudflare’s group of companies, and will be reviewed every year. - Matthew Prince, Co-founder and CEO
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