Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement
Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It takes various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking, all of which have in common the deprivation of a person’s liberty by another in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain.
Respect for human rights is an integral part of CliniSys | MIPS commitment to corporate social responsibility. We foster an organisational culture that respects dignity and human rights and we believe that conducting business with high ethical standards is fundamental to this culture.
We are committed to preventing modern slavery and we want to prevent workers from being subjected to modern slavery in our supply chains.
This statement sets out the actions that we have taken to understand potential modern slavery risks in relation to our operations and to put in place steps aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our business and supply chains.
Approach and Policies
Although the IT sector in which we operate is not considered a high-risk sector for purposes of modern slavery, we nonetheless take the issue very seriously. Our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in our business relationships, set out the steps that we take to combat modern slavery, alert staff to the issue of modern slavery and encourage them to raise concerns about any suspicions of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chains.
Our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy has been reviewed during the financial year. This policy cites our Modern Slavery strategy. This strategy entails the company undertaking the following:
Supplier Mapping and Risk Assessment
As part of internal due diligence, we will be working on identifying and mitigating the risk of modern slavery occurring in our supply chains and will be undertaking an exercise to identify our supply chains back to their source.
This will allow us to gain greater visibility about our supply chains, identify any areas of potential concern or risk and to plan and prioritise our efforts accordingly.
Contracts and Procurement
We will review our contracts to ensure they contain appropriate provisions to ensure our business partners trade ethically and take appropriate steps to ensure there is no slavery or human trafficking in their businesses. Where necessary, we will seek to put appropriate contractual protections in place.
Training and Awareness
In order to ensure that the relevant employees understand and are aware of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking and can assist us in preventing those risks, both in our business and in our supply chains, we have implemented training across our employee population.
Responsibility and Effectiveness
We remain committed to upholding human rights and safety in our supply chains, and we will be reviewing our progress and effectiveness in combatting slavery and human trafficking on an annual basis.