Modern Slavery Act
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Redcentric has taken to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Redcentric is a leading UK IT managed services provider that delivers innovative technology to improve business productivity and efficiency.
Redcentric has a comprehensive product portfolio that delivers true end-to-end managed services. The company owns and operates five world-class data centres with an estate in excess of 1200 racks, in addition to significant national MPLS network assets over which critical IT data and voice services are delivered. With the IT landscape in constant evolution Redcentric operates around today’s modern IT challenges offering application, collaboration, infrastructure, networking and IT security services.
Redcentric’s supply chain is relatively straight forward as we don’t manufacture any of the products we provide. The vast majority of the products purchased are globally recognised brands that are supplied through distribution or reseller channels within the UK.
Respecting human rights and environmental issues in the supply chain is ultimately our suppliers’ responsibility. As customers, however, we play an active role in supplier development to ensure that they operate in an ethical and transparent manner.
ZERO TOLERANCE POLICY
Redcentric recognises that modern slavery is a crime that can take many forms such as slavery, servitude, forced labour and human trafficking. We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery both within its own business and its dealings with other organisations.
DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES FOR SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
We conduct due diligence on all new suppliers, we issue a questionnaire that must be completed and is reviewed internally before they can be added to our approved supplier list. We require that they confirm to us that:
- They have taken steps to eradicate modern slavery within their own business and supply chain
- They pay their employees the prevailing minimum wage
- They comply to the Act if their turnover is over £36m and provide the URL
Redcentric have a dedicated procurement team who manage all their suppliers, they undertake regular training so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain.
The business has a comprehensive employee handbook and supporting documents located on the company’s intranet that detail the HR policies and standards.
Redcentric will also take further steps to engage with its current suppliers to make sure they comply too the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to minimise any potential risks.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st March 2018.
CEO - Redcentric plc.