NKY-HRS-022 – MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT
This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It constitutes Networkology’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 31 September 2019. This statement covers the activities of Networkology Ltd.
Networkology is a professional services organisation delivering architecture and engineering excellence to defence, government and other public sector clients. Networkology has extensive knowledge in deploying Networking and Cyber capabilities within highly regulated environments. Our Application & Performance Management services compliment those clients that want the best experience for their end-users. Our staff are largely directly employed and are generally not in any category which is seen to be vulnerable to modern slavery in this country, so our main focus is to ensure there are policies and due diligence procedures in place for our suppliers.
Our Supply Chain
Networkology is committed to continuously improving its practices to identify and eliminate any slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains, and to acting ethically and with integrity in all its business relationships.
Networkology uses a small range of suppliers who supply goods for sale, provide services and support our operations.
Networkology has a number of policies which underpin our approach to tackling the risk of modern slavery in our supply chain. These include:
Human Rights Policy set out the responsibilities of Networkology and those who work with us with regards to observing and upholding our position on Human Rights;
Responsible Procurement Policy covering issues of human rights, child and forced labour and modern slavery; and
Whistleblowing Policy which encourages staff and volunteers to report concerns including any related to modern slavery/trafficking and child or forced labour.
We continue to monitor suppliers we believe present high modern slavery risks in our supply chain. This includes those who support the procurement of goods and materials, particularly where those goods and materials are acquired from suppliers in high risk countries.
All suppliers which we class as high risk must:
complete our Modern Slavery Act Due Diligence Questionnaire which covers their governance, policies, training and supply chain management processes; and on an annual basis and prior to sourcing, provide full detail of the supply chains they are proposing to commission goods from on behalf of Networkology.
A Networkology team is responsible for assessing the information submitted by suppliers. Should a supplier fail to provide the information requested or to meet Networkology’s expectations, Networkology will take appropriate action. For example, this may include not entering into a relationship or suspending/terminating our relationship with a supplier.
During the year, we have continued to provide advice and guidance to those teams who have direct responsibility for relevant supply chains. We also maintain a Modern Slavery Act Guidance document which is available to staff through Networkology’s intranet.
Over the course of the next financial year we will continue to enhance our procedures to help us identify, prevent and mitigate any risks of modern slavery or human trafficking in relation to new and existing suppliers and in relation to our own operations.
This statement has been formally approved by the Board of Networkology and signed on their behalf.