Modern Slavery Act
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
This statement applies to content published on the www.claritas-solutions.co.uk domain.
This statement sets out Claritas Solutions Ltd actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to our business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking within our own business and our supply chains. This statement relates to actions and activities during the current financial year. We are absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our business activities, and to ensuring that our supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
2. Organisational structure and supply chains
We design, deliver, host, and support, custom IT solutions.
We provide Security, Hosting, Connectivity and Application Development.
We create and support custom software.
We currently operate in the following locations:
United Kingdom and Europe
3. Our supply chains
Our supply chains include the sourcing of readymade products related to the provision of Information Technology and Connectivity Solutions and we partner with the leading security vendors.
We expect all those in our supply chain to comply with our zero tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking. Suppliers are required to demonstrate that they act ethically and within the law in their use of labour. Where suppliers are unable to demonstrate this standard, we will look to terminate the business relationship.
The company directors are responsible for compliance in their respective departments and for their supplier relationships.
4. Relevant Steps
We operate the following policies and procedures to identify modern slavery risks and prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations:
We encourage all our workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of, the company. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking. Our whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy for individuals to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation.
Business Ethics Policy
The company has a published Code of Conduct which makes it clear to employees the actions and behavior expected of them when representing the Company. We strive to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behavior when managing our supply chain.
Recruitment and use of agency staff
We use only specified, reputable employment agencies to source labour and always verify the practices of any new agency we use using before accepting workers from that agency. Claritas Solutions Ltd ensures that all potential employees have the legal right to work in the UK and that relevant employment legislation is adhered to.
Further, all employees and Contractors are required to undergo Security Clearance and None Police Personnel Vetting Level 3.
5. Due diligence
The company undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers.
Where possible, we build long standing relationships with suppliers and make clear our expectations of business behavior.
We have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistle blowers.
We expect each supplier to, at least, adopt ‘one-up’ due diligence on the next link in the chain. It is not practical for us (and every other participant in the chain) to have a direct relationship with all links in supply chain.
6. Performance indicators
We use the following key performance indicators (KPls) to measure how effective we have been in ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
• Use of the Whistle blowing policy in relation to Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking
• Reviews of our recruitment and payroll systems to ensure recruitment practices remain legally compliant
• Reviews with our direct suppliers to understand the level of communication and personal contact with next link in the supply chain and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations
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.
8. Board Member approval
This statement has been approved by the company’s board of directors, who will review and update it annually
Date: 14th January 2022