Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
Modern slavery is a crime and a gross violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, 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.
We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and are fully committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our business activities.
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, consistent with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
We all have a responsibly to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain.
This statement sets out Tascomp’s actions to understand potential modern slavery risks related to business and to ensure steps are maintained to prevent slavery and human trafficking.
Tascomp supplies software and systems across the UK and worldwide from our base in Billingham, UK. The hardware components Tascomp sells are sourced from a broad range of national and international suppliers.
Although Tascomp is under the level required to comply with the measures in Modern Slavery Act 2015, Tascomp management takes a proactive position on this important issue.
Our supply chains and Supplier adherence to our values
The relationship with all our suppliers has been established over a number of years and is built upon mutually beneficial factors, often where we have close and personal links and contact with the owners or directors, typically reflecting the fact that we partner with Small and medium sized operations in the main.
As and when we have new suppliers or contractors we pre qualify any new firm through a series of diligence, relating to company performance, HS&E compliance and references from other customers to establish that they are suitable.
To date we haven’t been made aware of any human trafficking / slavery activities within the supply chain but if any were highlighted to us then we would act immediately in accordance with our legal and moral obligations.
Our policy on slavery and human trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We have a commitment 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 place anywhere in our supply chains.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have in place systems to:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas when considering taking on new suppliers and regularly review our existing supply chains
- Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains
- Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains
- Protect whistle blowers
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We provide awareness training to all our staff to ensure a level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business.
This statement has been approved by our Directors, who will review and update it as necessary on an annual basis.