This statement sets out TruStack Limited's actions to understand all potential modem slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains. This statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year 1 April 2023 to 31 March 2024.
As part of the Information Technology industry, the organisation recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking.
The organisation is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
This statement covers the activities of TruStack Limited:
• We are an IT consultancy and professional services business and are an independent company operating solely within the UK.
• Our business comprises a Head Office based in Cramlington and a branch office located in Durham.
• Our supply chain is predominantly UK distribution or retail suppliers of IT hardware and software. Some of our products are sourced directly from manufactures although they are all top Tier IT companies such as Dell, Hewlett Packard and Nutanix as examples.
The organisation currently operates in the following countries:
• Our organisation operates solely within the UK.
The organisation operates the following policies that describe its approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations:
• Whistleblowing policy - The organisation encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of, the organisation. This includes any circumstances that may give rise
to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking. The organisation's whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy for workers to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation.
• Employee code of conduct - The organisation's code makes clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing the organisation. The organisation strives to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when operating at home or abroad and managing its supply chain.
• Supplier/Procurement code of conduct - The organisation is committed to ensuring that its suppliers adhere to the highest standards of ethics. Suppliers are required to demonstrate that they provide safe working conditions where necessary, treat workers with dignity and respect, and act ethically and within the law in their use of labour. The organisation works with suppliers to ensure that they meet the standards of the code and improve their worker's working conditions.
• Recruitment policy - The organisation uses only specified, reputable employment agencies to source labour and always verifies the practices of any new agency it is using before accepting workers from that agency. We recruit all our employees either directly or through recruitment agencies who are members of the Recruitment and Employment Confederation. We do not recruit from outside the UK or use agency workers.
We consider ourselves to be a 'low risk' business regarding slavery and human trafficking. However, we foster a culture that encourages the identification and reporting of any such risks within our business.
The company does not use many distributors or vendors and these suppliers do not change regularly. Whenever we take on new suppliers, we undertake due diligence to ensure that they operate a zero-tolerance policy on modern slavery and human trafficking.
We are providing appropriate training to ensure that relevant employees understand the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking within our business and supply chains.
This statement has been approved by the organisation's board of directors, who will review and update it annually.
Director: Paul Watson (01/04/2023)