Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
KuiperTechnology Limited is one of the largest independent I.T distributors in the U.K. We are serious about our corporate social responsibility and this statement is our commitment to it. We believe transparency is the best way we can ensure the public that we are doing our best as an ethical corporate citizen. In that spirit, we have published here our annual statement of slavery and human trafficking made in compliance with section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, in which we explain how slavery and human trafficking can affect our business and the steps taken by our organisation. This statement is intended to fulfil the legal requirement for a slavery and human trafficking statement.
KuiperTechnology Limited is headquartered in Birmingham, England and sells products throughout Europe, including the United Kingdom. Our product range consists of high quality I.T hardware and software, which is sourced from within Europe and main stream distribution. We have under 100 employees within our organisation including those in sales, purchasing, warehousing, accounting, engineering and administration. This past financial year ending in December 2017, we took the following steps to ensure slavery and human trafficking did not occur within our organisation or supply chain.
Our supply chains and Supplier adherence to our values
The relationship with all our suppliers has been established over a number of years and is built upon mutually beneficial factors, where we have close and personal links and contact with the employees at these organisations.
As and when we have new contractors or suppliers come on-board we ask them to commit to us via a supplier questionnaire, which ensures that they follow out their own policies and procedures.
To date we haven’t been made aware of any human trafficking / slavery activities within the supply chain but if any were highlighted to us then we would act immediately in accordance with our legal and moral obligations.
Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have in place systems to:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas when considering taking on new suppliers and regularly review our existing supply chains.
- Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
- Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
- Protect whistle blowers.