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 2021. It was approved by our board of directors in a board meeting held on 22/03/2021 and has been signed off by Ian Cole Wilkins, Group CEO on 25/03/2021.
Our business has two (2) offices that it operates from:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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 our digital Indigo platform registration software utilising technology provided by Credas Technologies 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.
Ian Cole-Wilkins CEO