Introduction from Ian Cole Wilkins, the CEO of the Indigo Group.

 

Indigo Service Solutions Limited, a limited company registered in England and Wales with the company number 06165906, and registered office at C/O Uhy Hacker Young Lanyon House, Mission Court, Newport, South Wales, NP20 2DW. Together with the other constituent members, set out in paragraph 1 below, It trades as and is part of the Indigo  Group described below (hereinafter the “Group”).

We are proud of the steps we have taken to combat slavery and human trafficking.

The statement reflects the steps that we have taken to date and constitutes our Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending in 2019. It was approved by our board of directors in a board meeting held on 27/03/2020 and has been signed off by Ian Cole Wilkins, Group CEO on 28/03/2020.

 

Organisation’s structure

  1. The Indigo Group is a provider of i) contractor services in the construction, healthcare, education and information technology sectors; and ii) a technology company, operating primarily in the field of remote verification of identity. Indigo Service Solutions Ltd are the ultimate parent company of Indigo Services (Europe) Ltd , FRS Contractor Solutions Ltd, and Credas Technologies
  2. Indigo Service Solutions Limited has its head office in the United Kingdom. The Group has over 500 employees and operates in the United
  3. The Group has a global annual turnover in excess of three hundred million (£300,000,000).

Our business

Our business has two (2) offices that it operates from:

  1. Head Office of Indigo Service Solutions Ltd and Indigo Services Europe Ltd: Harlequin House, High Street, Teddington, TW11
  2. Head Office of FRS Contractor Solutions Ltd and Credas Technologies Ltd: Tec Marina, Penarth, CF64

Our supply chains

The supply chains that we are primarily operating within consist of our end clients that we provide our services to, the relevant group company that provides the services, and either our umbrella employees, self-employed contractors or limited companies that we provide our services to or for on behalf of end clients.

 

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 and risk assessment processes for slavery and human trafficking

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk, we carry out extensive due diligence including know your customer (KYC) checks, and right to work checks, using a digital identity verification process, using our cloud-based technology.

We have in place systems to:

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply
  • Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply
  • Monitor potential risk areas in our supply
  • Protect whistle-blowers.

Supplier adherence to our values and ethics

We have zero-tolerance for slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values and ethics we have in place a rigorous supply chain compliance programme. This consists of a registration and review process utilising multi-point checks to pick up potential discrepancies that might be indicative of a slavery risk:

Compliance is a standing item on the Senior Management Team’s (SMT) meeting agenda with representation from all departments across the Group. Representatives from the Operations Department and Legal Department are specifically tasked with addressing compliance issues that are identified via SMT.

 

Training

To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we have and continue to provide training to our staff and the policy is expressly referenced in our Staff Handbook. We also require our business partners to provide training to their staff and suppliers and providers.

 

Further steps

Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we have taken this year to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains, we intend to progress to verify at least 90% of our supply chain through Credas Technology Ltd to ensure that we are taking the utmost care in carrying out the due diligence process to combat slavery and human trafficking.

 

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Signed

Ian Cole-Wilkins CEO

Indigo Group

Date: 28/03/2020

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