Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2020
Tellemachus Ltd are committed to ensuring that its staff and any customers it supplies (directly or indirectly) are not subject to behaviour or threats that may amount to modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and or similar human rights abuses.
We are also committed to ensuring our approach to tackling modern slavery in our own business and throughout our supply chains is consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
This statement sets out the actions Tellemachus undertakes to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to the business and to ensure steps are maintained to prevent both slavery and human trafficking.
Tellemachus are trusted Technology and Security Specialists and a Managed Security Service Provider (MSSP), delivering risk reducing and innovative solutions across Data Loss Prevention (DLP), GDPR Compliance, Cyber Security, IT Network Infrastructure, Telecommunications, and Electronic Security.
For over 25 years we have been trusted to provide UK Government, Police Forces, Military Agencies and Blue-Chip Companies with Secure IT Communications, Security Projects and 24/7 Support. Our quality certified professional services are provided by a highly skilled team who Listen, Demystify, Innovate, Deliver and Support both routine and niche customer requirements.
We source our equipment from a variety of suppliers in order to meet our customer’s very specific requirements. Our 11-year old QMS accreditation ensures that we maintain as much transparency as possible in our Supply Chain.
Tellemachus’ Ethical Sourcing Policy CP-0047 reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships. We acknowledge that Modern Slavery still exists in the world, and utilise our Ethical Sourcing Policy to ensure the suppliers we do use also adhere to the same standards as ours.
Our Processes for Managing Risk
In order to assess the risk of modern slavery, we use the following processes:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas when considering taking on new suppliers and regularly review our existing supply chains as part of the ISO 9001:2015 standard and Tellemachus Ethical Sourcing Policy CP-0047.
- Review the potential for risk at regular intervals, including the possibility of re-auditing a supplier or conducting spot checks as part of the ISO 9001:2015 standard and Tellemachus Ethical Sourcing Policy CP-0047.
- Protect whistle blowers as part of the Tellemachus Code of Practice, in accordance with our commitment within ISO 45001:2018
After due consideration, we have not identified any significant risks of modern slavery, forced labour, or human trafficking in our supply chain. However, we continue to be alert to the potential for problems. This is dealt within accordance
To maintain awareness and ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business, Tellemachus utilises a Staff Training Policy CP-0013. This policy ensures all staff are aware of the requirements
We provide training to all members of staff and this has been incorporated into our induction programme.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Tellemachus’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the calendar year ending 31 December 2020. It has been approved by the Directors, who will review and update it annually.
Director: Peter Wood
Signed: Peter Wood