Modern Slavery Statement
The importance of Modern Slavery responsibilities
K3 Business Technology Group PLC (and its group companies) (“K3”, the “Group” or “we”) recognises the role that all large corporations must play in the battle against human trafficking and slavery. We are committed to the protection of those vulnerable and take our statutory (and ethical) obligations seriously in this regard through our day to day operations.
About the K3 Group
K3 is a business technology group providing our retail, manufacturing and distribution customers with software solutions and related services. Headquartered in the UK, we operate from a number of locations across Europe and have a presence in the US and Singapore.
What we’re already doing to prevent human trafficking and slavery
We have assessed the territories within which we carry out our business by reference to the Walk Free Foundation Global Slavery Index and identified that we generally do not operate in areas seen at high risk of forced labour. In addition, the sector within which we operate is relatively low risk in respect of human trafficking and slavery.
We also have in place robust recruitment policies which include right to work checks and adhere to minimum wage obligations in each territory in which we have a presence.
In the financial year ending 30 June 2016, we have:
- Reviewed our policies and practices and standard contracting procedures in respect of modern slavery and human trafficking;
- Taken external advice regarding those policies and practices;
- Following from that external advice, we have:
- Started to identify key suppliers who may play a role in the Group’s anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and strategy; and
- Identified risk areas within the business.
Strengthening our efforts – plans for the 2016/2017 financial year
In the 2016/2017 financial year we plan to:
- Update Group policies and procedures where necessary to remove any areas of weakness in respect of modern slavery and human trafficking;
- Implement any necessary or desirable changes to our current contracting procedures and terms with suppliers and partners;
- Approach key suppliers and partners with a view to reviewing their policies and practices for compliance;
- Where necessary or desirable change or enhance the training we provide to our employees in respect of modern slavery and human trafficking; and
- Carry out further risk assessments in relation to our supply chain.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015