This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Dataquest (UK) Ltd has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Dataquest (UK) Ltd has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
Dataquest UK is London’s leading independent specialists in printing, scanning, copying, IT and telecommunications systems. We have over 87 employees and have two offices; one based in the City of London, and the other in Waltham Abbey. We have over 5,000 customers from a variety of sectors: commercial solicitors, financial institutions, charities, retailers, corporate marketing companies, construction, education and government agencies. Our customers are based in the UK, Europe, and the USA.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include :
1. Anti-slavery policy.
2. Recruitment policy.
3. Whistleblowing policy.
4. Code of business conduct.
5. Customer Care & Complaints Policy.
6. Anti-Bribery Policy.
7. Procurement Policy.
8. Environmental Policy.
9. Health and Safety Policy.
Dataquest (UK) Ltd operates a supplier policy and maintains a preferred supplier list. We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offenses relating to modern slavery. Our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.
In addition to the above, as part of our contract with suppliers, we require that they confirm to us that:
1. They have taken steps to eradicate modern slavery within their business
2. They hold their own suppliers to account over modern slavery
3. (For UK based suppliers) They pay their employees at least the national minimum wage/ national living wage (as appropriate)
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4. (For international suppliers) They pay their employees any prevailing minimum wage applicable within their country of operations
5. We may terminate the contract at any time should any instances of modern slavery come to light
We regularly conduct training for our procurement/buying teams so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain.
Our performance indicators
We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:
• No reports are received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified