Modern Slavery Act
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Redcentric plc (“Redcentric” or the “Company”) has taken to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within its 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 straightforward as it doesn’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 Redcentric’s suppliers’ responsibility. As customers, however, Redcentric plays 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. The Company has 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
The Company conducts due diligence on all new suppliers, issues a questionnaire that must be completed and is reviewed internally before the supplier can be added to the Company’s approved supplier list. The Company requires that they confirm 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 with the Act if their turnover is over £36m and provide the URL
Redcentric has a dedicated procurement team who manage all the Company’s suppliers and 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 the Company’s supply chain.
Redcentric will also take further steps to engage with its current suppliers to make sure they comply with 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 has been approved by the Board of Directors of the Company on 26 July 2019. It constitutes the Redcentric group of companies’ slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st March 2019, which for the purposes of this statement includes Redcentric plc and Redcentric Solutions Limited.
Chief Executive Officer
26 July 2019