Introduction from the Managing Directors
Total Integrated Solutions Limited are publishing this statement under the provIsIon of the UK Modern Slavery Act 201S (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 t h eir operations and supply chains .
Slavery and human trafficking remains a hidden blight on our global society. We all have a responsibly to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supp ly 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 traff icking.
This statement refers to the financial year ending the 3i5t December 2017.
Our Business and Structure
We are a supplier and installer of bespoke security and communication systems. Tot al Integrated Solutions (Holdings} Ltd is the parent company of Total Integrated Solut ions 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 Ser vices Division and Defence Division. We design, install, service and maintain security and communicat ion systems and build electronic devices from component level. We have a large number of engineering staff, there is a significant support and administrative funct ion .
Our Supply Chains
Our supply chains include the sourcing of raw materials principally related to t he provision of bespoke integrated security and communication systems.
Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in anypart of our busi ness. Our Modern Slavery and Human Traf fic king Policy refl ects our commitment to acting ethically and wit h integrity in all our business relationships and to
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement – Issue No:1(2Sth January 2018)
implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking
Risks of modern slavery are dynamic and change quickly. Therefo re, 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 direct ly to ensure optimum control of the work environment;
• We limit the use of sub-contractors to ensure optimum supervis ion of pro jects; where sub contractors are used we build long lasting relationships and ensure they are full y 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 prefe rabl y wit h a UK company or branch and we expect these entities to have suitable ant i-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 ot her participant in the chain) to have a direct relationship with all links in the supply chain, ult imat ely to the field or utility generator.
• We have in place syst ems to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistle blowers.
Supplier Adherence to Our Values
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 st r at egy. To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business, we have int roduced a new training module on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking which will be completed by all employees by the end of 2018.
Our Effectiveness in Combating Slavery and Human Trafficking
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 t raining on Modern Slavery by the end on 2018.
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement – Issue No: 1 (25th January 2018)
• 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 thatthey have an understanding of our expectations.
This statement was approved by the Managing Directors, who review and update it annually.