THE MODERN SLAVERY ACT 2015
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act) requires any large commercial organisation operating in the
UK to produce and publish an annual slavery and human trafficking statement. The Government has
published guidance (Transparency in Supply Chains, a Practical Guide 2017:
We have a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking and we are committed
to ensuring that it has no presence in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We are
committed 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
Due diligence processes
As a growing IT reseller, we outsource some larger scale services deployments with a select few
trusted suppliers. Outside of this, we have fairly extensive supplier relationships. We ensure that all
on-site contractors who provide staff to work on either our or our customers’ premises, apply the
Living Wage (or London Living Wage, dependent on area), to those staff. We also expect all
organisations who supply services to us to adhere to the principles of the Act.
We review our suppliers on a regular basis and have committed to work with organisations who
share our values. We expect all our suppliers, regardless of their size, to have a working knowledge
of the Act and to ensure their staff, particularly those involved in engaging staff or procuring services
both in the UK and overseas, are aware of its impact. We also expect all our suppliers to be open and
transparent about their recruitment practices, policies and procedures in relation to modern slavery
and to take steps that are consistent and proportionate with their sector, size and operational reach.
We are conscious that imported products or services sourced from outside the UK or EU are
potentially more at risk of slavery or human trafficking issues. If products or services have to be
sourced from such locations, we will look to those suppliers who can demonstrate a commitment to
human rights and fair working conditions.
We will not work with any supplier organisation that has been found to have been knowingly
involved in either human trafficking or modern slavery.
Tim Trotman Stuart Wohlman
Directors – Tangible Benefit Ltd