The Northgate Public Services group, including those companies listed at the end of this statement, is committed to the sustainable development of our business and to improvement in our management of socio-ethical, environmental and governance issues, including a commitment to ensuring that our Company’s business and supply chain are free of any slavery and human trafficking.
We acknowledge our responsibility as a commercial organisation under the Modern Slavery Act 2015, and ensure the communication of this responsibility, as well as transparency, within our organisation and supply chain. We will not support or deal with any business that we know to be involved in slavery or human trafficking. The risk of modern slavery and human trafficking within our group and our supply chain are regularly assessed by our compliance and risk team.
Our business headquarters are in the United Kingdom and we also operate out of India, Canada, Australia, Ireland and New Zealand, providing software and outsourced services throughout the world.
We have relationships with external businesses to source components for our business. A significant proportion of our suppliers are global companies and they make up the bulk of our supply chain.
We recognise that the level of management control required for the review of any imports from sources from outside of the UK and EU is potentially higher than the management control needed for the UK and European markets as they are more at risk for slavery / human trafficking issues. The majority of our suppliers for our operations outside of the EU are contracted centrally (and are subject to the same controls set out below), and the main provider of services to us from India is our sister company, Rave Technologies, which is part of the same corporate reporting structure.
Steps we have taken to monitor our supply chain include:
In addition, we have a set of internal supporting policies in place, including a Whistleblowing Policy and an Equality, Diversity and Dignity Policy, to protect against the risks of slavery and human trafficking. As part of the wider NEC group, we also adhere to the NEC Code of Conduct, which promotes ethical behaviour in all of our business and dealings.
Our directors and senior management take the responsibility for implementing our anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and procedures, and providing adequate resources (including training) and investment to ensure that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place within our group or supply chain.
This statement applies to all members of the Northgate Public Services group, including the following companies:
This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Chief Operating Officer