UNTIED MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 places obligations on every organisation carrying on a business in the UK with a total annual turnover of £36m or more to produce a slavery and human trafficking statement for each financial year of the organisation. Smaller organisations can choose to do so voluntarily.
untied structure, its business and its supply chains
untied is a UK business, with suppliers typically from the technology sector. The business also rents office space.
untied policies in relation to slavery and human trafficking
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.
untied has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, and 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 own business or in any of our supply chains.
We are also committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, even if not obliged by do so under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
We expect the same standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and as part of our contracting processes, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same standards.
This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, seconded workers, volunteers, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners.
untied due diligence processes in relation to slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains
For new suppliers, untied has terms that they are expected to adhere to. These or equivalent terms are rolled out to existing suppliers on renewal. If a supplier appears to be at high risk in relation to slavery and human trafficking further due diligence should be undertaken.
The parts of untied's business and supply chains where there is a risk of slavery and human trafficking taking place, and the steps taken to assess and manage that risk
Overall the risk is very low within untied of slavery and human trafficking, and low in terms of the supply chains. This is assessed on an ongoing basis.
Its effectiveness in ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in its business or supply chains
No specific risk of slavery or human trafficking has been identified. Any specific risk relating to the business or a supplier will be used to improve processes and understanding of how untied can ensure its zero tolerance approach is maintained in practice.
All staff are made aware of the business's policy on Modern Slavery, with the ability to escalate anything that may be of concern.
Last updated: 5 October 2023