The Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires any commercial organisation carrying on business in the UK with a total annual global turnover of £36m or more to produce a slavery and human trafficking statement for each financial year of the organisation. The statement must be published on the organisation’s website and a link to the statement must be in a prominent place on the home page.
Modern Slavery is a term which encompasses slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour. Human trafficking is defined as arranging or facilitating the travel of another person with a view to that person being exploited. We all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain. Staff are expected to report concerns and management are expected to act upon them.
This statement sets out the steps that all companies within the Emtec Group have taken during the previous 12 months to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking is not occurring in our organisation or in our supply chains.
Organisational Structure and Activities
The Emtec Group has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange Group’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic SMEs across the UK.
This is the third time Emtec have made the list which is a great achievement. To be included, companies are required to show consistent revenue growth over a minimum of three years, significantly outperforming their industry peers. As such, Emtec is the only Scottish company to be included in the report in their category. We are a national business with a local presence and have 8 offices across the UK.
The Emtec Group of companies is made up of the following trading companies:
Supply Chain Structure and Activities
Our trading activities are focused within the UK. Any company on our preferred supplier list are obliged to complete a Supplier or Sub Contractors Compliance Form and must agree to the following:
The company directors and senior management shall take responsibility for implementing this policy and its objectives and shall provide adequate resources (training etc) and investment to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within the organisation or within its supply chains.
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.
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 relevant members of staff. All Directors have been briefed on the subject.
Our Effectiveness in Combating Slavery and Human Trafficking
We use the following 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:
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.
This statement has been approved by the company’s Board of Directors.