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This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that

Coltech have taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human

trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.

Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour Coltech  has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting

ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems

and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business

or our suppiv chain.

Our business

Coltech a talent and contingent workforce management service that provides a unique approach to supporting both clients and suppliers with a combination of innovative cloud based software backed up with a robust customer service laver.

Areas of risk

Workers would be at risk it they were paid at less than National Minimum Wage and/or were without acceptable right to work documentation. Coltech have specific procedures to help prevent this

Our policies

We operate a number or internal policies to ensure that we conduct in business in an ethical and

transparent manner. These include:

Recruitment policy: we operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to

work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals

being forced to work against their will.

Whistleblowing policy: we operate a whistleblowing policy so that all employees know that they

can raise concerns about now colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or

supply chain, without fear of reprisals.

Code of business conduct: this code explains the manner in which we behave as an organisation

and how we expect our employees and suppliers to act.


 

Our suppliers

Coletch operates a supplier policy and maintains a preferred supplier list. We conduct

due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. This due

diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offences relating to modern slavery.

In addition to the above, as part of our contract with suppliers, we require that they confirm to us that:

  1. They hold their own suppliers to account over modern slavery
  2. They pay their employees at least the national minimum wage / national living wage
  3. We may terminate the contract at an time should an instances of modern slavery come to light

Training

We regularly conduct training for our procurement/ buying teams so that the understand the signs of

modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain.

Our performance indicators

We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human

trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:

No reports are received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate

that modern slavery practices have been identified.