Modern-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy Statement
This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement is a response to Section 54(1), Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and related to actions and activities.
LA NET Ltd (‘the Company’, ’we’, ’us’ or ‘our’) is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking violations in its own operations, its supply chain, and its products. We have zero-tolerance towards slavery and require our supply chain to comply with our values.
LA NET Ltd has business operations in the United Kingdom, as well as:
We operate in the Information Technologies sector. The nature of our supply terms before you do business with them.
Purpose of this policy
LA NET LTD (LANET) has a responsibility for ensuring this policy compiles with our legal and ethical obligations.
Modern slavery is a criminal offence under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the ‘Act’). Modern slavery can occur in various forms such as, servitude, use of forced or compulsory or trafficked and human trafficking whether it is an adult or child.
LANET Ltd has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner.
These include the following:
- Recruitment and Selection Policy – We conduct checks on all prospective employees to verify that they are eligible to work in the UK.
- Whistleblowing Policy – We operate this policy so that employees are able to raise concerns about how staff are being treated or practices within our business or our supply chains without fear of reprisal.
Prevention of Modern Slavery
LA NET Ltd is committed to ensuring there is transparency in our business, and it is consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We expect the same high standards from our employees, contractors, suppliers, and business partners.
Whilst LA NET Ltd recognise their statutory obligations, we cannot ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking is taking place in our supply chain, we acknowledge that we do not control the conduct of individuals and organisations in our supply chain.
Compliance with the Policy
The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of LA NET Ltd business or supply chains is the responsibility of all our employees or under our control. You are required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy. You must notify your line manager OR company Director as soon as possible if you believe or suspect that a conflict with this policy has occurred or may occur in the future.
Employees are encouraged to raise concerns about any issue or suspicion of modern slavery in any parts of our business or supply chain at the earliest possible stage. If you believe or suspect a breach of this policy has occurred or that it may occur, you must notify your line manager or company Director OR report it in accordance with our Whistleblowing Policy as soon as possible.
LA NET Ltd aim is to encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken. LA NET Ltd are committed to ensuring no one suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith their suspicion that modern slavery or Human Trafficking of whatever form is or may be taking place in any part of our own business or in any of our supply chains.
Detrimental treatment includes dismissal, disciplinary action, threats or other unfavourable treatment connected with raising a concern.
LA NET Ltd will accept and take seriously concerns communicated anonymously. However, retention of anonymity does render investigations and validation more difficult and can make the process less effective.
Individuals are therefore encouraged to put their makes to any allegations.
Breaches of this Policy
If an issue is identified with the supplier, we will work with them to prepare a corrective action plan and resolve all violations within an agreed time.
LA NET Ltd reserve the right to terminate our relationship with individuals and organisations in our supply chain if they breach this policy.
Training our Staff
LA NET Ltd requires its staff to complete training and ongoing refresher courses on slavery and human trafficking. LA NET Ltd training covers:
- How to identify the signs of slavery and human trafficking
- What initial steps should be taken if slavery or human trafficking is suspected
- What external help is available
- What steps the Company should take if suppliers in its supply chain do not implement anti-slavery policies in high-risk scenarios
This Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy will be reviewed by the Directors on a regular basis (at least annually) and may be amended from time to time. This policy will be used to inform our Statement of Slavery and Human Trafficking which will be published annually.
This policy does not form part of our employee’s contract of employment, and we amend it at any time.