Total Integrated Solutions Limited are publishing this statement under the provision of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the ‘Act’}. The Act requires business to state the actions they have taken during the financial year to ensure modern slavery is not taking place in their operations and supply chains.
Slavery and human trafficking remains a hidden blight on our global society. We all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain. Modern Slavery has no place in our business or supply chains and we take a zero tolerance approach to it.
Employees are expected to report concerns and management are expected to act upon them to enable the Company to improve their practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
This statement refers to the financial year ending the 31st December 2018.
We are a supplier and installer of bespoke security and communication systems. Total Integrated Solutions (Holdings) Ltd is the parent company of Total Integrated Solutions Ltd. The Company’s Head Office and other offices are all based in the UK.
Total Integrated Solutions Ltd has an annual turnover under the threshold to be required by Law to disclose a Modern Slavery Statement, however we feel that it is important to highlight our commitment to the Modern Slavery Policy regardless of our turnover.
Our business is organised into two business units: Combined Services Division and Defence Division. We design, install, service and maintain security and communication systems and build electronic devices from component level. We have a large number of engineering staff, there is a significant support and administrative function.
Our supply chains include the sourcing of raw materials principally related to the provision of bespoke integrated security and communication systems.
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement – Issue No:2 (25th January 2019) implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
Risks of modern slavery are dynamic and change quickly. Therefore, we regularly reassess and respond to the potential and actual risks in our business and supply chains. As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we actively review the following: –
• Where viable, we project manage our projects directly to ensure optimum control of the work environment;
• We limit the use of sub-contractors to ensure optimum supervision of projects; where sub-contractors are used we build long lasting relationships and ensure they are fully vetted and screened to BS7858.
• Where possible we build long standing relationships with local suppliers and end clients and make clear our expectations of business behaviour;
• With regards to national or international supply chains, our point of contact is preferably with a UK company or branch and we expect these entities to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes. We expect each entity in the supply chain to, at least, adopt ‘one-up’ due diligence on the next link in the chain. It is not practical for us (and every other participant in the chain) to have a direct relationship with all links in the supply chain, ultimately to the field or utility generator.
• We have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistle blowers.
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. We expect all those in our supply chain and contractors to comply with our values.
Raising awareness of modern day slavery both within our business and our supply chains is an import part of our strategy. To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business, we have introduced a new training module on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking which will be completed by all employees by the end of 2018.
We use the following key performance indicators (KPls) to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:
• Completion of Audits by Senior Managers and the Compliance Manager;
• Use of an effective recruitment process which includes screening to BS7858 standards.
• Comprehensive vetting process for sub-contractors which includes screening to BS7858 standards.
• All employees are to complete awareness training on Modern Slavery by the end of 2019.
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement – Issue No: 2 (25th January 2019)
• Use of labour monitoring and payroll systems; and
• Ensure a level of communication and personal contact with the next link in the supply chain and that they have an understanding of our expectations.
This statement was approved by the Managing Directors, who review and update it annually.