Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Slavery and human trafficking statement

We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. Cetus Solutions limited has a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and is committed to preventing acts of slavery and human trafficking from occurring within both our business and supply chain, and we expect those same high standards on our contractors, suppliers and other business partners.

Organisation’s structure
We are a provider of IT solutions and services. The Company has approximately 50 employees in the United Kingdom and operates predominantly nationwide with our head office in Manchester and a regional office in London. A small amount of our business is conducted offshore, predominantly but not limited to Europe, but this accounts for less than 5% of our revenue.

Our offerings include the supply of hardware, vendor software licences, hardware maintenance, professional services (engineering, consultancy and project management), support and managed services (remote monitoring and management of systems, on-site and remote help desks, third line telephone support).

Our supply chains
Cetus Solutions Limited aims to purchase goods and services which are produced and delivered in circumstances which do not involve exploitation or abuse of any persons or the environment. We expect our suppliers to support and demonstrate our values and this includes standards across a broad spectrum of working conditions including fair pay, working hours, no child labour, non-discrimination and satisfactory health, safety and wellbeing.

Our policies 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. Our Anti-Slavery Policy reflects our 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 any where in our supply chains.

Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have the following systems in place:

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
  • Expect our suppliers to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes in place within their own businesses and to cascade those policies to their own suppliers.
  • Encourage staff to identify and report any potential breaches of Cetus Solutions Limited’s anti-slavery policy statement.
  • Protect whistle blowers.

Supplier adherence to our values
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values we have in place a supply chain compliance programme. This consists of on-boarding checks for all new suppliers, confirming their Anti-Slavery Statement and Policy are in place, along with periodical checks on existing suppliers.

The Strategic Board ensures that regular meetings of the stakeholders are held to ensure compliance.

The Management Board assess new and potential risks, ensure training is maintained, make changes to policy to meet changing regulatory practices and ensure that there is appropriate communication to staff and suppliers.  They are responsible for risk assessments, investigation, due diligence and training as well as for our ongoing compliance with the Act.

The Management Board is responsible for developing the appropriate controls and checks for the appointment of new suppliers and that existing suppliers are reviewed periodically for continuing compliance with the controls.

The Operations Director is responsible for providing the prescribed staff awareness.

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we have made our purchasing team aware of the requirements under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Cetus Solutions Limited publish periodically (annually or more often) company contracts and policies, including the Anti-Slavery Statement and Policy, to all staff members.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.

Mike English
Cetus Solutions Limited
Date: 01/10/20