Modern slavery and Human trafficking statement
Modern slavery and human trafficking continue to be a tragic reality within modern society. Jutel has a zero-tolerance approach to both modern slavery and human trafficking within its supply chain. This statement explains the approach we take to monitoring and preventing it within our supply chain.
Jutel and its supply chain
Jutel predominantly sells communications services within the UK to businesses. ln order to do so it purchases equipment, software and services from a wide range of suppliers. Many of these items are hightech and provided by UK or global companies. The control process Jutel conducts a regular risk assessment of the different types of supply so as to identify where there is the greatest risk of modern slavery or human trafficking being involved. For instance, the supply of telecommunications software is considered low risk; and the supply of low-value equipment which may have been manufactured in low wage economies is considered to be higher risk. For the types of supply to Jutel considered at the higher end of the risk scale, then Jutel requires evidence from the relevant suppliers that they have detailed written policies and effective procedures in place to control the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking down their own supply chain. Training Advice and training about modern slavery and human trafficking is available to staff at any times through our safeguarding policies and procedures. lt is also discussed at our compulsory staff induction training. We are looking at ways to continuously increase awareness within our organisation, and to ensure a high level of understanding of the risks involved with modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and in our business.
We are currently reviewing our internal processes to understand what further steps can be taken to improve our position regarding slavery and human trafficking. Specific measures that we are undertaking include. . Reviewing existing policies, procedures, and terms of business for the procurement of goods and services; . Reviewing contractual processes to consider what amendments are required to reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking in our supply service chain; . Refresher training of our employees to ensure they know how to identify or prevent instances of slavery and human trafficking.
This statement was approved by Jutel’s Director Charlie Mckeever for the financial year ending 31st March 2019.