This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the modern slavery act 2015 and sets out the steps that Cloud 9 Digital Design Ltd has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery all human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Cloud 9 Digital Design 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 unto putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
As a small, predominantly service-based business have a very limited exposure to external suppliers. However, where this is a potential issue, our procedures for selecting Sub-consultants Service providers and Suppliers ensures alignment with our commitment to equality, diversity and human rights, including our commitment to ensuring that slavery and human trafficking does not take place within our business or supply chain.
Our policies and business culture
We operate a number of internal policies and to ensure that we conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner these include:
- This policy, which sets out the organisation’s stance on modern slavery and explains how employees can identify any instances of this and where they can go for help.
- We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
- We operate a whistleblowing culture so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.
- We operate an equal opportunities policy in all aspects of our corporate structure, recruitment and employment rolls.
Cloud 9 Digital Design Ltd operates a supplier policy and maintains a preferred supplier list. We conduct a due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. This is due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisations has never been convicted of offences relating to modern slavery and, where necessary on-site audits which include a review of working conditions.In the event that contractor, consultants, agency or other member of our supply chain is suspected of engaging in or supporting slavery or human trafficking an investigation would be undertaken and, if necessary, our relationship with that supplier would terminate and the relevant authorities notified.
Approval for the statement
This statement was approved by the board of directors on 8 January 2018