Voluntary slavery and human trafficking statement
We are committed to improving our practices to combat modern slavery in our business by taking steps, as far as we are able, to ensure that our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking. This statement sets out the steps we have taken in 2022 to understand potential modern slavery risks within our business structure and supply chain, and as well as the steps taken to eradicate these risks. We will continue to develop and improve our practices.
We are a fast-growing technology business providing identity and credential verification for the construction industry using an online digital passport managed by each user via our app.
Our annual turnover is currently under £36 million. Although we are not required to make a modern slavery statement under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we are making this voluntary statement to show our commitment to ethical trading principles and to set out the steps we are taking to identify risks and tackle modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and in our supply chains.
Our supply chains mainly consist of the following: software developers, technology vendors, site access control system suppliers and other construction sector specialists.
Our commitment to ethical trading
Our Anti-slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
Due diligence and risk assessment
To help identify and monitor the risk of slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain we request that our suppliers adhere to our policies, contracts and warranties around compliance with international legislation, national legislation and our own policies in relation to slavery and human trafficking.
We vet suppliers and sub-contractors to ensure that they are committed to ethical labour practices. We include anti-slavery and human trafficking provisions in all our contracts with suppliers.
We have our own in house finance and legal team who maintain up to date policies and procedures. This team also provide support, resources and training to help the company as a whole achieve our objectives.
We do not employ contract workers.
Effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking
We use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have been at ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
- The percentage of suppliers and sub-contractors vetted for ethical labour practices.
- The number of inspections of direct suppliers and sub-contractors in our supply chains in the past year.
- The number of reported breaches in the past year.
- Percentage of staff receiving training on identifying and addressing the risk of slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to our staff.
This voluntary slavery and human trafficking statement is made for the financial year ending 2023. It was approved by the board on 30th June 2022.