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MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT

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As an organisation that supports its customers in becoming safer, healthier and stronger, we are taking steps to combat slavery and human trafficking and are committed to meeting our obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.  This statement applies to all companies within our group of companies. We take a zero-tolerance approach to non-ethical practices, and are committed to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all our business dealings and supply chain relationships, wherever we operate, implementing and enforcing effective systems to uphold ethical standards and to combat modern slavery and human trafficking.
 
Our Structure
We are a provider of risk management services to a wide range of industry sectors and are predominately UK focussed with a presence in Canada. The ultimate parent company of the Alcumus group is Alcumus Group Limited which has its head office in the United Kingdom. We employ more than 500 employees nationally and operate throughout the United Kingdom. We have two North American offices based in Canada, these offices comply with relevant modern slavery legislation in Canada and the USA and monitor their supply chains accordingly.
 
Our Business
Our business is undertaken across two divisions: Accreditation and Advisory (which includes our SafeContractor accreditations and HR consultancy services and training); and Certification and Software (certification services, compliance software and COSHH advisory services). Our associated legal entities providing services to our customers include:
 
  • Alcumus Holdings Limited
  • Alcumus PSM Limited
  • Alcumus ISOQAR Limited
  • Alcumus Info Exchange Limited
  • Alcumus Sypol Limited
  • Alcumus SafeContractor Limited
  • eCompliance Management Solutions Inc.
 
Our Supply Chain
Our supply chain is primarily UK based and includes larger technology providers as well as third-party associates and consultants, SMEs and local businesses which have the requisite technical skills and qualifications to help us deliver our services. 
 
Our Policies
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery, human trafficking or forced labour in our supply chains or in any part of our business. As part of this commitment, we have the following policies within Alcumus:
 
  • Modern Slavery Policy;
  • Whistleblowing Policy;
  • Code of Conduct Policy;
  • Anti-Bribery and Corruption Policy.
 
These policies reflect our commitment 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 supply chains. We are working to put in place processes that will ensure that our suppliers are aware of our key policies and encourage them to adhere to the same high standards.
 
Due Diligence and Training
We have formalized our procedures to establish, assess and monitor areas of potential risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our businesses and their respective supply chains. This includes measures as appropriate to reduce this risk and provide adequate protection for whistle-blowers.
 
Training
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we currently have in place processes to educate our staff to recognise the risks of modern slavery in our business and supply chains. We also contractually require our business partners and suppliers to provide training to their staff, suppliers and providers.
 
Concluding Remarks
This statement has been approved by the Alcumus Group Limited Board of Directors and is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Alcumus’ slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year in which it is written.

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Tim Jackson, Chief Financial Officer, Alcumus
April 2020