This statement is made on behalf of SIS Global and its related entities (collectively referred to as SIS Global and/or the Group), pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act) and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 30 June 2023.
SIS Global explains in this statement, our efforts to identify, assess and manage the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking within our business and our supply chains.
“Modern slavery” is an umbrella term, encompassing the offences of slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour, forced marriage and human trafficking. We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. We recognise that slavery and human trafficking is a real, yet hidden issue in our society. Modern slavery is wholly unacceptable within our company and supply chain and therefore, we will not tolerate slavery and human trafficking in our business or supply chain. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure that any form of slavery is not taking place in our own business or supply chains.
Structure and Business
SIS Global’s principal activities is the reselling and implementation of software including the development, analysis, designing and building of a global portfolio of specific industry solutions by the Group, to deliver the best possible Microsoft and complimentary solutions at competitive prices with the highest skill in the market. We currently have offices in the UK, South Africa, Mauritius, the Netherlands and the United States of America and we are also expanding into other regions. Further information about our parent company can be found at here.
We are committed to treating people in a way that respects their human rights in all our activities and in compliance with both the letter and spirit of applicable laws. It is also what our stakeholders expect from us, and this goal is reflected in our Values. We are committed to upholding The South African Constitution, The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and the UK Modern Slavery Act as key to how we as a business behave. These National and International principles guide the way we engage, promote, and uphold human rights.
Supply Chain and Policies on Slavery & Human Trafficking
From a review of SIS Global’s business and its supply chains regarding modern slavery, we believe that we are low risk. Modern forms of slavery and human trafficking are not prevalent in the industries in which our suppliers operate. We expect the same high standards as those to which we hold ourselves from those businesses with which we work.
We always comply with standards and rules set by regulatory authorities and by national and international standards authorities. We will always comply with local employment laws. Our range of HR policies and ways of working ensure that our employees are treated fairly in terms of:
- Pay and benefits
- Health & safety, working environment and conditions
- Treatment in the workplace
- Diversity, inclusion, and engagement
- The ability to speak up confidentially if issues arise
- Access to clear written terms of employment
- Clear expectations of and ways of working with our partner recruitment agencies for
We continue to review all our employment policies globally on a regular basis to ensure we are compliant with any legislative changes.
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have in place systems to:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains
- Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains
- Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains
- Protect whistle blowers
We intend to take the following further steps to combat slavery and human trafficking:
- risk assess all new suppliers using the Global Slavery Index and ask them to certify that they have taken steps to eradicate modern slavery within their own organisation and supply chain.
- notify all existing suppliers of our expectations and their obligations in relation to the prohibition of modern slavery.
- incorporate anti-slavery and human trafficking obligations into procurement agreements and subcontracting arrangements on a risk assessed basis.
- include appropriate measures in our due diligence processes for sourcing suppliers, subcontractors and acquisitions on a risk assessed basis.
- provide training to relevant Group employees to ensure a high-level understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking; and
- where appropriate we will include reference to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in our policies and procedures.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business, in our supply chains and in our business partners, we provide relevant training and communications to our staff.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year. This statement has been approved by the Chief Executive Officer and will be reviewed regularly, at least on a bi-annual basis.
Chief Executive Officer
For and on behalf of SIS Global and related entities