Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement
Published September 2017, last reviewed May 2019
Our Modern Slavery policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our business. We expect the same high standards from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners.
At Keytree we understand that we cannot guarantee that our entire supply chain is slavery free but will take the actions within our power to try to ensure that it is. When we acquire new contractors or suppliers, we pre-qualify them through a due diligence process. To date, we haven’t been made aware of any human trafficking or slavery activities within our external suppliers. However, if any were highlighted to us, we would act immediately in accordance with our legal and moral obligations.
Keytree adheres to the requirements set out in the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and will publish this statement renewed with relevant actions recorded each year, as soon as reasonably practicable after the end of each financial year (31 August). The statement sets out what steps Keytree have taken during the financial year to ensure that modern slavery is not occurring in our supply chains and in our own organisation – the statement is signed by our CEO Daniel McNamara.
Keytree operates in commercial and public sector environments, both in the UK and overseas to provide technical, software-based solutions to other businesses – our work is project based and is not seasonal. Keytree Ltd is currently incorporated in the UK, Spain and Canada. Keytree Ltd has its own recruitment business Key Resource Ltd.
Our goods and services are sourced from UK companies. Keytree is supplied by UK based businesses who provide us with office supplies and technical hardware, such as laptops. We have a small number of suppliers with whom we usually hold long term relationships.
Keytree has requested and / or holds statements from our key suppliers, including our office landlords, to demonstrate their adherence to the Act. All our standard supplier contracts contain (or will contain) an anti-slavery clause – this clause prohibits suppliers and their employees from engaging in slavery or human trafficking.
Keytree business is conducted on a business to business basis. Keytree sells expertise and knowledge and therefore our supply chains tend to be short and our recruitment is handled by a company within the Keytree Group.
At Keytree we have a Slavery & Human Trafficking Policy which is reviewed annually
This policy has been circulated for the attention of current staff and contractors and is highlighted to new joiners at induction. The purpose of the policy is to raise awareness within Keytree of the issue of modern slavery and how staff can play their part in preventing this form of exploitation whilst protecting our business reputation.