Slavery and human trafficking statement
This statement is made pursuant to section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) and sets out the steps that Objectivity Limited (“Objectivity”) has taken to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in its supply chains or any parts of its business.
Objectivity is committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within its business and supply chain, and expects the same high standards from its suppliers, contractors, and other business partners. This is reflected in our code of conduct as we want to be open and transparent about our recruitment practices, policies and procedures in relation to modern slavery. We want to take steps that are consistent with our sector, size and operational reach.
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms and purports to deprive a person of their liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings. It is important for us to share the knowledge about this crucial issue with our colleagues and partners. We are committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Act.
Objectivity is an Information Technology and services business specialising in design, delivery and supporting IT solutions to clients across Europe, most of whom are based in the United Kingdom. The key sectors in which Objectivity provides services include healthcare, retail, finance and engineering.
Objectivity is part of the wider Objectivity’s group which consists of its parent company Objectivity Limited and its subsidiaries. Objectivity Group employs around 700 employees across Europe (majority in Poland) whose head office is in Wroclaw, Poland.
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 and Code of Conduct 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 anywhere in our supply chains.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners, and as part of our contracting processes, we endeavour to include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, and we expect that our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to the same high standards.
In Objectivity we believe that being able to detect the issue at an early stage of cooperation is the key, therefore our procurement runs set of risk identification and mitigation processes. In order to set our expectations in a clear standard manner for all our suppliers we address them via assessment.
As Objectivity is not in an industry with a high risk of modern slavery, a risk-based approach has been adopted to review supply chains that fall within industries and countries that carry a higher risk of modern slavery. We are confident that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking taking place within our direct organisation.
We have in place systems to:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas in our 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.
Supplier adherence to our values
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking and we may terminate our relationship with individuals or suppliers working on our behalf who breach our Anti-Slavery Policy. As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we carry out appropriate due diligence when engaging and working with suppliers, whilst also ensuring that the work undertaken is proportionate to the services to be provided and the risk involved.
Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking
We will review our Anti-Slavery Policy and Code of Conduct on a regular basis and ensure that sufficient steps are taken to prevent slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains.
Director: Jon Finn, Objectivity Limited
Date: 10 January 2022