Modern Slavery Statement

Introduction

Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights.  It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.

We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery.  We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships; and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our business or in any of our supply chains.

Our business

NETconnection Systems is a UK based dynamic, managed IT and communications services provider that delivers intelligent, customer focused IT and communication solutions to the public and private sector. Empowering customers to improve communications, transform business processes and deliver a superior customer service.

Our policies on slavery and human trafficking

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.  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.

Our supply chains

Our supply chains include: hardware manufacturers, software vendors and distributors.

Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we:

  • have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns;
  • expect all points in the supply chain to adopt suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes;
  • are committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains; and
  • require all employees to complete compliance training.

Suppliers Adherence to our Values and ethics 

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking and we expect all our suppliers to adopt similar ethics and values.

Training

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 awareness training to those staff involved in procurement and/or with responsibility for our supply chain management.

Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking

We are committed to having transparency in our supply chains to remove slavery and human trafficking

To date we have not discovered any violations of our Anti-Slavery Policy.  If we discover a violation of our Anti-Slavery Policy we will respond in a manner proportionate to the nature and extent of the violation. Serious violations will require immediate and decisive action and may result in the termination of the business relationship.  For less serious violations, we will allow the supplier reasonable time to develop and implement a plan for remediation.  We will treat termination as a last resort as it is unlikely to resolve the underlying issue and it may be detrimental to those people who rely on the work to survive.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st December 2018.