Modern Slavery Statement

Overview:

This statement has been published in accordance with Section 54 of the UK the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It outlines the steps that Arcus Global Ltd and Arcus Cloud Servces Ltd have taken to minimise the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains or within own organisation during the financial year.

Our Committent to the Principals of the Modern Slavery Act 2015:

Arcus is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking. We strive to ensure the highest standards of integrity and ethical practice in all aspects of our business and this includes ensuring that our suppliers and service partners share these high standards. Within our organisation we are committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our employees.

Our recruitment and on-boarding 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.

We do not enter into business with any organisation, in the UK or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.

Structure of our Organisation:

Arcus builds software applications based on leading cloud computing platforms to power transformation and continuous improvement in vital public services. We have established a number of key relationships with suppliers, providers and service partners all of whom are aligned with the digital objectives of the public sector. Built on mutual expertise, respect and collaboration, our partnerships play a vital role in our business. We foster long-term relationships with these key partners and avoid making demands that might lead to them violating human rights.

Our Policies in Relation to The Modern Slavery Act 2015:

We have policies and practices in place which support the principles of the Modern Slavery Act and which aim to uphold these principles within our organisation.

These include an Equality, Diversity and Dignity policy, a Recruitment Privacy Policy,  sections of our Employee handbook outlining our Code of Conduct and practices around Harassment & Bullying, Anti-bribery and Corruption and Whistleblowing.

Embedding the Principles and Supply Chain Management:

We will continue to take action to embed a zero tolerance policy towards modern slavery in the following ways:

  • We provide awareness training to staff on Equality and Diversity in the workplace. 
  • We are an accredited employer with The Living Wage Foundation
  • Our business is accredited with ISO (International Standards Organization) 9001, 1400 and 27001.
  • Our employees involved in buying or procurement take responsibility to ensure that third parties working with us are upholding the principles of the Modern Slavery Act within their own organisations.

Governance: 

This statement has been approved by Peter Dewsbury, Chief Executive Officer, and is reviewed every year.

This policy was last reviewed in June 2024