Modern Slavery is the severe explotation of other people for personal or commercial gain. There are many forms of slavery, the most common are; human trafficking, forced labour, bonded labour and slavery of children. These types of slavery are global issues in society that can appear in all types of industries and sectors.
At Cloud Technology Solutions Ltd, we have a zero tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking. This statement sets out our actions to understand all potential slavery risks in relation to its business and puts in place steps aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its business or supply chain.
This statement relates to actions and activities during the period 31 August 2022 to 30 August 2023 and is made in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Cloud Technology Solutions Ltd is the largest dedicated Google Cloud practice in Europe and one of the world’s leading cloud transformation experts. A unique full stack Google Cloud solution for businesses, encompassing cloud migration (www.cloudm.io), transformative working and IT infrastructure through to machine learning, data science and app development. We have been helping customers with Google’s leading cloud products for over 10 years and have taken over 50 million users to the cloud. We employ nearly 300 people in Manchester, London, Edinburgh and Utrecht, as well as across our global remote workforce.
Cloud Technology Solutions strives to act ethically and with integrity and is commited to ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business or supply chain. The anti-slavery policy reflects our commitment as a business to acting ethically and with integrity in our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective controls to reduce the risk and ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking does not take place.
In addition, we have the below policies in place to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking;
TRAINING AND AWARENESS
At Cloud Technology Solutions, we understand that slavery is not static and therefore we are committed to ensuring continual monitoring and risk control within the business. We have a compliance team whose responsibility it is to monitor and ensure that they have a high level of understanding of the risks of slavery and human trafficking within a business.
As an organisation we give staff the level of understanding required about slavery and human trafficking. We encourage all of our employees and contractors to report any concerns they might have about slavery and/or human trafficking affecting the business.
SUPPLIER MAPPING AND RISK ASSESSMENT
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have mapped out our supply chain. This has allowed us to identify and assess potential risk areas, and will allow us to monitor the risk going forward.
PREVENTION OF MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
Cloud Technology Solutions regularly reviews the training, awareness and policies to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains.
If any employees are concerned or suspicious around certain activities within the organisation or the supply chain, we urge them to report this to a director immediately. Any reports made regarding suspicions or concerns will be taken seriously and thoroughly investigated.
APPROVAL OF THIS STATEMENT
This statement is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and consitutes Cloud Technology Solution Ltd’s Modern Slavery statement for the current financial year.
This statement was approved by Cloud Technology Solutions Board of Directors on behalf of Cloud Technology Solutions Ltd in September 2022.
Signed by Bill Bates, Director
Last updated: September 2022