Date: 15thOctober 2018
In this statement the terms “we”, “us”, “our”, “i-Image”, “i-Image IT” or “i-Image Group” refers to i-Image IT Ltd. and its subsidiaries.
Our Commitment to Ending Slavery
At i-Image IT Ltd, we’re passionate about building a brighter, fairer more transparent society. And when it comes to doing our part, we’re serious about our commitment to end slavery.
We believe it’s our responsibility to champion equality and create something better. That’s why we’re committed to the Modern Slavery Act.
What is the Modern Slavery Act 2015?
The Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”) seeks to address the role of businesses in preventing modern slavery occurring in their supply chains and organisations. It requires commercial organisations operating in the UK with an annual turnover in excess of £36m to publish a statement setting out the steps they have taken to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking are not taking place their business or supply chain.
As a start-up business, with a turnover well below the requirement of the Act, we still feel it is important to review our processes and supply chains to eradicate forced labour and slavery from this world we live in.
We are committed 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 business or in our supply chains.
Our employees are our biggest asset and we value them greatly, but we want our suppliers and contractors to support our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, and we have taken the following steps in support of this goal:
- We are undertaking a review of our supply chains and carrying out a risk-based assessment of our suppliers;
- We will be confirming with our key suppliers to seek confirmation that they comply with the Act or that they have otherwise taken steps to ensure that their business and their suppliers’ businesses are, and remain, free from modern slavery;
- Where possible, our contracts with suppliers contain the following clauses which require them to comply with applicable anti-slavery and related laws including the Act:
- In performing its obligations under the agreement, the supplier shall and shall procure that its suppliers and subcontractors comply with all applicable anti-slavery and human trafficking laws, statutes and regulations from time to time in force including but not limited to the Act.
- The supplier shall implement an appropriate system of due diligence, audit and training to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its supply chains.”
- We will continuously review our standard commercial contract terms to impose obligations upon suppliers that they comply with the Act and take steps to ensure that their organisations are free from modern slavery;
- We are reviewing our internal policies to address modern slavery issues and are in the process of developing an Ethical Procurement Policy which sets out guidelines to our suppliers in respect of acceptable safety, environmental, social and local legal standards under which products and services are made and provided, and adopted procedures for checking how our suppliers are meeting this standard; and
- We will be carrying out internal training to ensure the risks relating to modern slavery and human trafficking are understood and mitigated.
Our Senior Management Team and advisors will continue to monitor the programme and together with our suppliers and customers we can continue to tackle Modern Slavery.