Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Policy Statement
This statement applies to UK Limited company vc-techs and its global service partners. The information in this statement refers to the financial year 2021/22. We are an outsourced facilities management company. The company has its Head Office in Glasgow and operates Globally.
Definitions: vc-techs Ltd considers that modern slavery encompasses:
- Human Trafficking
- Forced work, through mental or physical threat
- Being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse or threat of abuse
- Being dehumanised, treated as a commodity, or being bought or sold as property
- Being physically constrained or have restriction placed on freedom of movement
Commitment: vc-techs Ltd acknowledges responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery and commits to complying with the provisions set out in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in that we do not trade with or support in any way any organisation, in the United Kingdom or overseas, which knowingly supports or is found to involve itself in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
No labour provided to vc-techs Ltd in the pursuance of the provision of its own services is obtained by means of slavery or human trafficking. vc-techs Ltd strictly adheres to the minimum standards required to its responsibilities under the relevant employment legislation. Supply Chains We expect our suppliers and other business partners to have the same high standards as we impose on our own business.
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with or own values in this regard. Potential Exposure In general, the company considers exposure to slavery and/or human trafficking to be unlikely within our own theatre of operation. Nonetheless, we have taken steps to ensure that such practices do not take place in our own business nor the business of any organisation that supplies goods and/or services to us. Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking The Group has not, in its knowledge, conducted any business with any other organisation which has been found to have involved itself in modern slavery.
In accordance with section 54(4) Modern Slavery Act 2015, the Group has taken the following steps to ensure that modern slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place. We carry out appropriate checks to ensure that any new applicant is suitable for the role that they have applied for. Prior to making an offer, it is our usual practice to ensure that all applicants are aware of what checks we carry out. We make job offers subject to prior completion of appropriate satisfactory vetting procedures. All our people undergo identity and Right to Work checks prior to commencing employment. We also carry out reference checking and, where applicable. We employ most of our people directly or on a fixed-term basis with checks in place to ensure that payment of salary is made direct to that person.
Where possible, we build a long-standing relationship with all our local, national and international suppliers and make it clear what our expectations are in relation to their own business behaviours, we expect them to be akin to ours and for them to have their own modern slavery policy statements reflecting just that.
This statement is made in pursuance of Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will be reviewed each financial year.
Colin N Clark, CEO vc-techs Ltd
Dated: 5th May 2021