Modern
Slavery Statement

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Introduction

Solutions Engine Ltd (‘the Company’, ‘we’, ‘us’ or ‘our’) is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking violations in its own operations, its supply chain, and its products. We have zero-tolerance towards slavery and require our supply chain to comply with our values. 

Organisational Structure

Solutions Engine Ltd and has business operations in the United Kingdom, European Union.

We operate in the information technology / consultancy sector. The nature of our supply chains is as follows: We work with a number of key direct suppliers, who provide us with goods, such as equipment for our premises, and services, such as outsourced business processes, IT software and marketing services

For more information about the Company, please visit our website: https://solutionsengine.co.uk.

Policies

We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. 

These include the following:

    • Recruitment and selection policyWe conduct checks on all prospective employees to verify that they are eligible to work in the UK. Certain roles require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check where employees may be working with vulnerable people.
    • Supplier code of conductWe operate this policy to ensure our suppliers operate in full compliance with the laws, rules and regulations of the countries in which they operate, and to seek similar commitments across their own supply chain.
    • Whistleblowing policyWe operate this policy so that employees are able to raise concerns about how staff are being treated or practices within our business or our supply chains without fear of reprisal.
    • Staff code of conductWe are committed to the fair treatment of all staff. Our staff code of conduct reflects our core values and expected behaviours. The code of conduct makes it clear that we have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery.
    • Procurement policy We want to make sure that potential suppliers are committed to ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place within their own supply chains. Our procurement policy and supporting procedures set out controls and checks undertaken to help verify this.
    • Safeguarding policyThis policy highlights the potential risks of modern slavery and human trafficking, including how to identify signs of exploitation and how to report concerns.

We make sure our suppliers are aware of our policies and adhere to the same standards.

Due Diligence

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.
  • Provide protection for whistleblowers.
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 key suppliers.
    • Reviewing on a regular basis 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 do not tolerate slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains. Where there is evidence of failure to comply with our policies and procedures by any of our suppliers, we will require that supplier to remedy the non-compliance.

Effectiveness

The Company uses Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure its effectiveness and ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in its business and supply chains. These KPIs are as follows:

    • We will contact suppliers to enquire about their modern slavery practices every 6 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 – 100% of suppliers each year.
Training Staff

The Company requires its staff to complete training and ongoing refresher courses on slavery and human trafficking. The Company’straining 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 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 statement was approved by the board of directors.

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