Reviewed: Nov 2022

Modern Slavery Act

Our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

This voluntary statement has been published in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It sets out the steps taken by The Data City to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains.

Our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015

The Data City is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking. As an equal-opportunities employer we are committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our staff, through recruitment and people management processes that 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 once in our employment.

Our supply chain

Our supply chain is limited and we procure goods and services from a restricted range of UK and overseas suppliers. Only two of the companies who’s services we use are of a size to be subject to Section 54, and both have complied.

Actions taken in 2021/22

Over the past 12 months, we have undertaken the following actions:

Made all staff aware of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and informed them of the appropriate action to take if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking.

Key Performance Indicators:

We received zero reports from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.

Actions to be taken in 2022/23

During 2022-23 we will undertake the following activities:

We will continue to work to raise awareness of modern slavery within The Data City by reviewing and evaluating the measures and processes that we have implemented so far to ensure their effectiveness.

We will work with our suppliers and review our processes with our delivery partners to identify any additional measures we can take as a business to combat modern slavery and human trafficking.

Continue to develop a staff awareness strategy for the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and reporting mechanisms if a case of slavery or human trafficking is suspected.