This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes the Group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending December 2017 and has been approved by the Board of adappt LIMITED (“adappt”)
Our vision is to be the world’s most trusted staffing company, trusted by our people, our customers and investors in equal measure. This vision, together with our shared signature practices, gives clear guidance on the behaviours and actions we expect from all the people and organisations that work with adappt. We choose to engage and partner with like-minded organisations because they recognise people should be treated with dignity and respect.
adappt is a global provider of IT services to a wide range of clients covering a broad range of industry sectors. We have over 100+ employees across the UK and India and have its registered office in England and Wales as a limited company.
adappt do not believe there is any place in today’s world for slavery or human trafficking. We are committed to continually improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking and to encourage the same high standards from our business partners.
Policies and Training
In order to mitigate and manage our risk the following activities have been undertaken in 2017:-
• Our Modern Slavery policy was issued to all employees, who acknowledged and confirmed they had read and understood the same.
• We published mandatory Modern Slavery training to all existing employees, and this will be refreshed annually.
• We have advised employees on how they can report any concerns they may have associated with Modern Slavery and reminded all employees of our confidential whistleblowing helpline if they wish to make an anonymous report.
• All new starters were required to complete Modern Slavery training within one month of joining.
• All our branches received at least one compliance audit during which pre-employment checks, including eligibility to work, references, qualifications and proof of national insurance numbers, were reviewed.
• We also performed random checks within our UK businesses to identify where agency workers may be sharing bank accounts, addresses or telephone numbers as this can be an indication of illegal or unethical behaviour.
• We have not used or accepted forced, bonded or involuntary prison labour or child labour; nor will we hold onto our workers’ identity papers or knowingly work with businesses that do.
• No breaches of the Modern Slavery Act were reported during 2017.
We review our policies and procedures regularly, not only to ensure they remain relevant, but also to assess our progress.
This statement applies to adappt Ltd and all its subsidiaries.