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Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement – 2020

 

This statement is made pursuant to Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our business’ slavery and human trafficking statement for financial year 2020/2021.
Slavery and human trafficking are heinous crimes which still occur in our modern society today. CCS Media believes all people should be treated with dignity and respect and therefore we have a responsibility to manage anti-slavery and human trafficking risks in our business and in our supply chain.

 

Organisation’s Structure:

CCS Media is a Value-Added Reseller (VAR) in the IT Industry, operating in the UK. We provide IT Goods and Services to the private and public markets.

 

Our Business:

We have over five hundred employees working in our organisation, all of whom are permanent and work in the UK. All our staff are involved in the provision of IT Goods and Services.
Since our 2019 statement, our business strategy now includes a Compliance Department, responsible for the management of modern slavery risk.

 

Our Supply Chain:

CCS Media’s suppliers are predominately made up of large global Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and accredited UK & global Distributors. New subcontractors are assessed via a SubContractor Vetting Procedure prior to being accepted as a preferred supplier.
CCS Media’s business model and location presence lends itself to being deemed low risk in the Global Slavery Index.
https://www.globalslaveryindex.org/2018/findings/regional-analysis/europe-and-central-asia/

 

Our Policies & Procedures on Slavery and Human Trafficking:

We are committed to ensuring no modern slavery or human trafficking occurs within our business through the following measures;
  • We do not employ any individuals under the age of 16 and our HR System will flag any payroll issues with respect to this.
  • Our open-door policy for escalation and whistleblowing is an internal and external policy, encouraging individuals to report a concern about suspicious modern slavery or trafficking behaviour to any member of our Board.
  • Our Compliance Team conducts annual statement verifications with CCS Media’s suppliers in relation to Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking.
  • We work with manufacturers and suppliers who are known to be taking steps towards eliminating heinous crimes within their own supply chain network.
  • We work with sub-contractors to implement and maintain an appropriate employment policy.
  • We work with equal opportunity employers.
  • Our zero tolerance for bribery and corruption is outlined in our Employee Handbook which is available to all employees at CCS Media. Any amendments made to the

 

Handbook or Policies are publicised by our Finance Director and Human Resources Director.
CCS Media will provide its employees with the appropriate awareness and training relating to Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking law.
CCS Media will continue to review its policies, procedures and supplier relationships in order to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Any appropriate actions will be implemented and will form part of our policies and procedures.
CCS Media’s Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement has been duly approved and adopted by the Board of Directors.

 

 

 

 

 

Alan Honarmand
Company Secretary, Finance Director & HR Director
CCS Media Limited
June 2020

 

 

 

 

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