Modern slavery is a crime resulting in an abhorrent abuse of the human rights of vulnerable workers.
It can take various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking.
The Company has a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery and is committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all of its business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking are not taking place anywhere within either its own business or in any of its supply chains, consistent with its obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
The Company also expects the same high standards from all of its suppliers, contractors and other business partners and, as part of its contracting processes, it includes specific prohibitions against the use of modern slavery, and expects that its suppliers will in turn hold their own suppliers to the same standards.
The Coretek Group of Companies or “Coretek” (Coretek Group Ltd, Coretek Ltd, and CoretekCloud Ltd) provide IT consultancy, support and related services to multi-disciplined verticals and sectors and likewise we have a multi-disciplined supply chain to support us through the different aspects and provisions of our business.
Our supply chain can be divided in two: suppliers of personnel who work with us to deliver services to our clients and suppliers of goods and services such as cleaning, catering, etc.
The Company will achieve these aims by our initiative to identify and mitigate risk in the following ways (but not limited to):
- The company will not knowingly support or deal with any business involved in slavery or human trafficking.
- Stringent vetting and investigation of our supply chain (contractors, sub-contractors, policies, contracts etc.).
- We encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistle blowers.
- With regards to national or international supply chains, our point contact is preferably with a UK company or branch and we expect these entities to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes.
We expect each entity in the chain to, at least, adopt ‘one-up’ due diligence on the next link in the chain. It is not practical for us (and every other participant in the chain) to have a direct relationship with all links in the chain.
Training and Communication
Training on this policy, and on the risk that the business faces from modern slavery in its supply chains, will be provided to staff as necessary, so that they know how to identify exploitation and modern slavery and how to report suspected cases.
The Company’s zero tolerance approach to modern slavery must be communicated to all suppliers, contractors and other business partners when entering into new or renewed contracts with them.
Breach of the Policy
Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, up to and including summary dismissal for gross misconduct.
The Company may terminate its commercial relationship with suppliers, contractors and other business partners if they breach this policy and/or are found to have been involved in modern slavery.
We use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
- Completion of Audits by Directors, Managers, Safety Managers and Safety Advisors;
- Use of labour monitoring and payroll systems; and
- Level of communication and personal contact with next link in the supply chain and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations.
This policy is in accordance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our group’s slavery and human trafficking statement.
This policy applies to all individuals working for the Company or on the Company’s behalf in any capacity, including employees, directors, officers, agency workers, volunteers, agents, contractors, consultants and business partners.
This statement has been approved by the Managing Director of Coretek and is applicable to all companies within the Group.
Coretek Group of Companies