modern slavery act

Introduction

This statement sets out Safetell Limited’s actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains. This statement relates to actions and activities during the financialyear May 2019 to April 2020.

As part of the Physical Security sector, the organisation recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking. The organisation is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.

Definitions

Human Trafficking: the recruitment, transportation, transfer, harbouring or receipt of persons, by means of the threat or use of force or other forms of coercion, of abduction, of fraud, of deception, of the abuse of power or of a position of vulnerability or of the giving or receiving of payments or benefits to achieve the consent of a person having control over another person for the purpose of exploitation.

Forced Labour: all work or service, not voluntarily performed, that is obtained from an individual under the threat of force or penalty.

Harmful Child Labour: consists of the employment of children that is economically exploitative, or is likely to be hazardous to, or interfere with, the child’s education, or to be harmful to the child’s health, or physical, mental, spiritual, moral, or social development.

Organisational structure and supply chains

This statement covers the activities of Safetell Limited:

The Company is principally engaged in the design, manufacture and supply of products and services for the security of assets and personnel. The Company comprises of two divisions:

Customers range from leading blue-chip organisations to single sites, including banks and building societies, post offices, police forces, railway companies, local authorities and Government departments, petrol outlets, hospitals, convenience stores, retailers and supermarket chains. The market varies across the product range.

Safetell’s supply chain is primarily from within the United Kingdom witha few suppliers from Europe.

Countries of operation and supply

Safetell only operates in the United Kingdom but supplies products to end users in various countries.

The following is the process by which the Company assesses whether or not particular activities or countries are high risk in relation to slavery or human trafficking:

High-risk activities

Safetell do not consider any of the organisations activities within the United Kingdom to be at high risk of slavery or human trafficking.

Responsibility

Responsibility for the organisation’s anti-slavery initiatives is as follows:

Relevant policies

The organisation operates the following policies that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations:

Due diligence

The organisation undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers. The organisation’s due diligence and reviews include:

Performance indicators

The organisation has reviewed its key performance indicators (KPIs) in light of the introduction of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. As a result, the organisation will:

Training

The organisation requires management and all staff who are responsible for procurement within the organisation to be made aware ofmodern slavery as part of the induction process.

The organisation’s modern slavery training covers:

Awareness-raising programme

As well as training relevant staff, the organisation has raised awareness of modern slavery issues by circulating this policy statement by email and including awarenessin the new employee Induction programme.

The communication explains to staff: