Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking

Our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015

Inspiretec is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking. As an equal-opportunities employer, Inspiretec is committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for its staff.

Inspiretec recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and to safeguard employees from any abuse or coercion once in our employment.

Inspiretec maintains the following policies which are accessible to all staff via the Inspiretec HR system:
- General code of conduct
- Whistleblowing policy
- Bullying and harassment policy
- Recruitment and selection policy

Our supply chains

Our supply chain is limited, and we procure goods and services from a restricted range of UK and overseas suppliers who specialise in the Tech sector. Some of our services providers have published their statement on Slavery & Human Trafficking which includes their mechanisms for guarding against modern slavery in their client’s supply chains and we are working towards full compliance with all of our suppliers.

Embedding the principles

During 2023-24 financial year, Inspiretec will undertake the following activities:

- Make staff aware of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and inform them of the appropriate action to take if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking.
- Ensure that consideration of the modern slavery risks and prevention are added to Inspiretec’s policy review process as an employer and procurer of goods and service.
- Ensure Inspiretec’s procurement strategies and contract terms and conditions include references to modern slavery and human trafficking.
- Delivered training sessions to staff procuring goods and services.
- Ensured ongoing engagement and communication between equality and diversity leads, our procurement team and the wider organisation.
- Continue to develop a staff awareness strategy for the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and reporting mechanisms if a case of slavery or human trafficking is suspected.
- Embed the Modern Slavery Act 2015 into our employment policies and processes.

This statement has been approved by the Inspiretec Board, who review and update it annually.