Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement
For the Fiscal Year Ending January31, 2024
This is the modern slavery statement (“Statement”) for Harness Inc. and its subsidiaries (collectively, “Harness,” “we,” or the “Company”). This Statement constitutes Harness’s forced labor and human trafficking statement for Harness’s fiscal year ending January 31, 2024.
Our Business and Supply Chain
Harness is a leading end-to-end platform for complete software delivery. The Company provides a simple, safe, and secure way for engineering and DevOps teams to release applications into production. Harness uses machine learning to detect the quality of deployments and automatically roll back failed ones, saving time and reducing the need for custom scripting and manual oversight, giving engineers their weekends back.
Harness Inc. is a privately held Delaware corporation headquartered in San Francisco, CA with subsidiaries in the Americas, Europe, and APAC.
Based on our business model and due to the fact that Harness does not manufacture a tangible product, Harness believes that the risk of modern slavery in our business and supply chain is limited.
Harness recognizes that modern slavery is a significant worldwide problem and commends the efforts of governments and the private sector to eradicate it. Ensuring human rights are respected is fundamental to how we operate as a business. Our internal policies pertaining to human rights articulate the high standards we hold ourselves to and the expectations we have of the third parties with which we work. We do not tolerate any form of modern slavery or human trafficking in our business and are committed to preventing and detecting any such activity in our own operations and supply chain.
Even though Harness is not at high risk for modern slavery in our business, we incorporate protections into our relationships with third parties by obligating all vendors, suppliers, distributors, partners, business associates, and third-party representatives to comply with our Vendor Code of Conduct and all applicable governmental laws, rules, and regulations.
In accordance with our internal policies, employees may report any actual or potential violations of applicable law to Harness via the Company’s whistleblower hotline. The whistleblower hotline can be contacted through the following channel:
- EthicsPoint Website (contains country-specific instructions for both online and phone submission of reports)
Harness prohibits retaliation in any form against anyone who, in good faith, reports any actual
or potential violations of law, or any illegal or unethical behavior. All issues raised via the whistleblower hotline are reviewed and assessed for remediation, where circumstances warrant. We promote awareness of this reporting channel through internal policies, communications, and training.
As one of our core values is Continuously Improve, in fiscal year 2025 we plan to focus on the following goals:
- Enhancing our procurement process. To further assess and manage risk in our supply chain, Harness is committed to improving our procurement process. We plan to do so by implementing an enhanced screening tool to perform due diligence on vendors in areas such as human trafficking, forced labor, and human slavery, among other risk factors.
- Provide ongoing training. Harness will educate relevant employees on the risks of modern slavery in our supply chain and the steps to be taken in the event that an issue arises.
We recognize that Harness must continue to develop our policies and procedures with respect to modern slavery risk, and we are committed to monitoring and enhancing our approach to mitigate this risk to our business.