Modern Slavery Statement
This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Office AZ has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business. Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour.
Computing Needs 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 and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
Office AZ use carefully selected Trade partners who adhere and follow our zero tolerance approach to modern slavery, including use of Fairtrade and ethically produced goods and services wherever possible.
Computing Needs maintains a preferred supplier list. As the company we independently control the procurement process, we now conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offences relating to modern slavery. We may terminate the contract at any time should any instances of modern slavery come to light.
Our high risk areas
We aim to prevent modern slavery or human trafficking in our business right at the start of our recruitment processes. We have a recruitment policy which aligns with our principles in the way we work. Our business conducts rigorous pre-employment checks including eligibility to work, references, qualifications and proof of national insurance numbers.
Our performance indicators
We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that modern slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:
- Our reporting mechanism continues to return a zero search for any incidents involving the discovery of Modern Slavery or Human Trafficking.
- No reports are received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.
- The suppliers we work with continue to demonstrate vigilance and ethical working practices relating to modern slavery / human trafficking as evidenced by our due diligence processes.