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Confluent's Modern Slavery Statement


This statement is made, pursuant to the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015, for and on behalf of Confluent, Inc. and its subsidiaries for the financial year ending on 31 December 2023. Confluent is committed to maintaining the highest ethical standards of conduct and acting with integrity and respect for human rights.

Slavery and human trafficking are terrible crimes which we are fully committed to preventing at any level in our operations and supply chain. This statement sets out the steps we have taken to identify potential risks relating to our business and to address and prevent modern slavery.

About Our Business

Confluent is the data streaming platform that is pioneering a fundamentally new category of data infrastructure that sets data in motion. Confluent’s cloud-native offering is the foundational platform for data in motion – designed to be the intelligent connective tissue enabling real-time data, from multiple sources, to constantly stream across the organization. With Confluent, organizations can meet the new business imperative of delivering rich, digital front-end customer experiences and transitioning to sophisticated, real-time, software-driven backend operations. Confluent was founded in 2014 and is based in Mountain View, California.

Modern Slavery Statement

We are committed to ensuring that our business operates in a legal and socially responsible way that prevents slavery and human trafficking. We are also committed to playing our part in helping the world to improve practices designed to combat slavery and human trafficking.

As of the date below, we are not aware of any allegations of human trafficking or slavery activities against any of our current suppliers. If such allegations arise, we will immediately conduct an inquiry and report it to the authorities where required.

Our Employee Culture

Confluent is committed to acting with integrity and operating in a fair and transparent manner.

Everyone who works at Confluent is expected to be familiar with, and adhere to, our Code of Conduct. Our Code of Conduct describes our core values and establishes global standards for how we work with each other, our customers and our partners. We conduct our business in accordance with our guiding principles which we have adopted to represent the high standards that we set for ourselves and exemplify the ethos and values we seek to instill in our employees. These values include fostering a culture of ethics and trust, playing by the rules, and speaking up.

We strive to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behavior.

We employ people from all backgrounds who share the ambitions and values of our business. Confluent strives to foster an environment in which individual diversity is celebrated, employees have equal employment rights and opportunities, and a work environment free of discrimination of all types, and from abusive, offensive or harassing behavior. Our Code of Conduct encourages employees to report any violations of labor and employment law to our trained People Team personnel without fear of retaliation.

Our Policies, Processes and Procedures

We are committed to acting with integrity in all of our business activities. We have adopted various global policies and/or implemented employee training on the following relevant policies and topics:

  1. Code of Conduct;
  2. Business Partner Code of Conduct;
  3. Conflicts of interest;
  4. Diversity, Equity and Inclusion;
  5. Gifts and Hospitality;
  6. Whistleblowing;
  7. Confidentiality;
  8. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”);
  9. Global Anti-Bribery and Anti-Corruption; and
  10. Global Harassment and Discrimination.

Our Supply Chain

Our key suppliers are typically in the fields of technology, data, office and facilities and professional advisory services. We expect our suppliers and business partners to subscribe to our Confluent Business Partner Code of Conduct, attesting to conduct their operations with honesty, transparency, and integrity, adhering to all applicable anti-corruption laws and regulations, FCPA, the UK Bribery Act, and the OECD Convention on Combating Bribery of Foreign Public Officials in International Business Transactions. We do not tolerate slavery and human trafficking within our supply chain and would seek to terminate our relationship with a supplier where evidence of the same was reported.

While we believe that we work in a sector or territories where modern slavery and human trafficking are particularly low risk, every company is at risk of being involved in some way through its operations and supply chain. We want to work with suppliers who are aligned to our values. We are committed to ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking arising in any part of our business or in relation to those with whom we conduct business.

Risk Assessment

We have developed standards, processes and procedures including:

  1. the ongoing monitoring and review of the effectiveness of our internal policies and their implementation;
  2. supplier and business partner due diligence on an as-needed basis;
  3. requiring suppliers and business partners to adhere to Confluent values and ethics;
  4.  supplier risk assessments on proposed service providers;
  5. those to support an inclusive, open and tolerant workplace environment; and
  6. those relating to the raising of concerns or poor practice by our employees and those with whom we deal (including an anonymous reporting hotline).

This Modern Slavery Statement was approved by the Board of Directors of Confluent, Inc. as of April 26, 2024.

Signed for and on behalf of Confluent, Inc.
 
/s/ Jay Kreps
 
Jay Kreps
Director & Chief Executive Officer