Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Introduction

This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement is a response to Section 54(1), Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and relates to actions and activities for the financial year ending 31 July 2024.

Violetshift UK Ltd ('the Company', 'we', 'us' or 'our') is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking violations in its own operations, its supply chain, and its products. We have zero-tolerance towards slavery and require our supply chain to comply with our values.

Organisational structure

Violetshift UK Ltd has business operations in the United Kingdom, European Union and the United States.

We operate in the Government and Commercial Space and Defence sectors. The nature of our supply chains is as follows: we work with a number of key direct suppliers, who provide us with consultancy services, and goods such as equipment for our premises.

Policies

We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner.

These include the following:

  • Recruitment and selection policy - All staff amd Associates undertake a minimum Baseline Personnel Security Standard (BPSS) check.. The BPSS is the recognised standard for the pre-employment screening of individuals with access to government assets. Although it is not a formal security clearance but its rigorous and consistent application underpins the UK national security vetting process.
  • Supplier code of conduct - All suppliers of professional services to Violet-shift UK Ltd agree to conform to the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 as part of the terms and conditions within our set contracts.
  • Whistleblowing policy - All Staff are encouraged to report directly or anonymously any behaviours or activities that contravene the Violet-shift Company Book.
  • Staff code of conduct - All Staff are required to demonstrate the behaviours and activities consistent with the values and requirements of the Violet-shift Company Book.

We make sure our suppliers are aware of our policies and adhere to the same standards.

Due Diligence

As part of our efforts to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains, we have adopted the following due diligence procedures:

  • Internal supplier audits.

Our due diligence procedures aim to:

  • Identify and action potential risks in our business and supply chains.
  • Monitor potential risks in our business and supply chains.
  • Reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and supply chains.
  • Provide protection for whistleblowers.

Risk and compliance

The Company has evaluated the nature and extent of its exposure to the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in its UK supply chain through:

  • Reviewing on a regular basis all aspects of the supply chain based on supply chain mapping.
  • We do not consider that we operate in a high-risk environment because the Violet-shift business model is only to use accredited suppliers or security vetted associates.
  • We do not tolerate slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains. Where there is evidence of failure to comply with our policies and procedures by any of our suppliers, we will seek to terminate our relationship with that supplier immediately.

Effectiveness

The Company uses Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure its effectiveness and ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in its business and supply chains. These KPIs are as follows:

  • We will train our staff about modern slavery issues and increase awareness within the Company.
  • We will carry out a regular audit of 100% of our services suppliers each year. Training our staff.

The Company requires its staff to complete training and ongoing refresher courses on slavery and human trafficking. The Company's training covers:

  • How to identify the signs of slavery and human trafficking.
  • What initial steps should be taken if slavery or human trafficking is suspected. • How to escalate potential slavery or human trafficking issues to the relevant parties within the Company.
  • What external help is available.
  • What steps the Company should take if suppliers in its supply chain do not implement anti-slavery policies in high-risk scenarios, including their removal from the Company's supply chain.

The statement was approved by the board of directors.

Discover more about Violet Shift

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