Modern Slavery Policy
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Intercity Technology’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st December 2018.
However, it should also be seen as reflective of the approach taken by the whole Intercity Group of companies in ensuring there is transparency in the Group’s supply chains, responsible procurement of new suppliers and takings steps to prevent modern slavery.
Intercity Technology Ltd has the subsidiaries Intercity Networks Ltd and Intercity Managed Services Ltd. It has an established office network covering Birmingham, Bolton, Oakham and Elstree.
Intercity Technology is a technology solution provider, delivering services that allow businesses to work together, work securely and work from anywhere on a global basis. We offer innovative technologies in cloud, enterprise mobility, collaboration, security and managed services.
As part of our ongoing commitment to combating modern slavery, we have reviewed and have updated, a number of our Group-wide policies, including but not limited to:
- Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy
- Whistleblowing Policy
- Anti-Bribery & Corruption Policy
- Supplier Management Policy
- Purchasing Policy
- Employment and recruitment policies which comply with all UK law
Our Due Diligence Processes
As part of our efforts to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring within our supply chain, all supplier reviews incorporate a review of the controls undertaken by the supplier to ensure compliance to the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Additionally, any proposed new supplier shall need to demonstrate their compliance before they can be considered for addition to the preferred supplier list (PSL).
Risk and compliance
Intercity Technology has taken steps to evaluate the nature and extent of its exposure to the risk of modern slavery occurring in its supply chain. We do not consider that Intercity Technology operates in high-risk sectors or locations.
Intercity Technology does not tolerate slavery and human trafficking within its supply chains and would immediately seek to terminate its relationship with a supplier where evidence of a failure to comply with Intercity’s policies was discovered.
We have taken the following steps:
- established and assessed areas of potential risk in our businesses and supply chains;
- monitored potential risk areas in our businesses and supply chains;
- reduced the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our businesses and supply chains; and
- provided adequate protection for whistleblowers
Training for staff
Our procurement process is communicated to members of staff who have responsibility for supplier relationships. Our Purchasing Policy, which is regularly updated, incorporates our approach to forced labour, and this is made available to all staff. Training on responsible purchasing is scheduled for all staff during Q3 of 2019.
Chief Executive Officer