Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement responds to Section 54(1), Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and relates to actions and activities for the financial year ending 05 April 2022.
Elstone IT Services Limited ('the Company', 'we', 'us' or 'our') is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking violations in its operations, supply chain, and products. We have zero-tolerance toward slavery and require our supply chain to comply with our values.
Elstone IT Services Limited has business operations in the United Kingdom.
We operate in the IT Services, Consultancy, and Support sectors. The nature of our supply chains is as follows: We work with several selected key direct suppliers, who provide us with goods for our use and resale to our customers, such as a computer for a customer, and services, such as outsourced business processes.
As part of our efforts to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains, we have adopted the following due diligence procedures:
· Internal supplier audits.
· External supplier audits.
Our due diligence procedures aim to:
· Identify and action potential risks in our business and supply chains.
· Monitor potential risks in our business and supply chains
· Reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and supply chains.
Risk and compliance
The Company has evaluated the nature and extent of its exposure to the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in its UK supply chain through:
· Evaluating the slavery and human trafficking risks of each new supplier.
· Creating an annual risk profile for critical suppliers.
· Review regularly all aspects of the supply chain based on supply chain mapping.
We do not consider that we operate in a high-risk environment because we deliver and manage our own Services in the IT Sector. Where we do subcontract, we explicitly ask for the supplier's Modern Slavery Statement and inquire about their approach to minimising their risk and what action they are taking.
We do not tolerate slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains. Where there is evidence of failure to comply with our procedures by any of our suppliers, we will require that supplier to remedy the non-compliance, or that our contract with the supplier will be terminated.
The Company uses Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure its effectiveness and ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not occurring in its business and supply chains. These KPIs are as follows:
· We will contact suppliers to enquire about their modern slavery practices every six months.
· We will train our staff about modern slavery issues and increase awareness within the Company.
· We will carry out a regular audit of suppliers - 10% of suppliers each year.
Training our staff
The Company requires its staff to complete training and ongoing refresher courses on slavery and human trafficking.
The Company's training covers:
· How to identify the signs of slavery and human trafficking.
· What initial steps should be taken if slavery or human trafficking is suspected.
· How to escalate potential slavery or human trafficking issues to the relevant parties within the Company.
· What external help is available.
· What steps the Company should take if suppliers in its supply chain do not implement anti-slavery policies in high-risk scenarios, including their removal from the Company's supply chain.
The board approved the statement of directors.
James Elstone, Director
Elstone IT Services Limited