This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It constitutes Infradata Group B.V.'s ("Infradata") slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 31 December 2018. Of Infradata's wholly-owned subsidiaries, this statement covers the activities of all its subsidiaries – including Infradata Limited and Infradata UK Group Limited - which procure goods and services from and form part of Infradata's supply chain.
Infradata considers that Modern Slavery encompasses:
· Human trafficking
· Forced work, through mental or physical threat
· Being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse of the threat of abuse
· Being dehumanized, treated as a commodity or being or sold as property
· Being physically constrained or to have restriction placed on freedom of movement.
Infradata is an award-winning provider of cutting-edge security, cloud and network services and solutions. We enable clients to drive innovation and value with our best-of-breed approach. Infradata is a trusted partner for IT organisations of every size in all industries. Our experienced engineers and certified experts make the difference. Infradata creates the foundation for a secure and thriving digital economy and society.
We operate separate business and have a large presence in the Netherlands, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Poland, and Belgium. Our staff are largely directly employed and are generally not in any category which is seen to be vulnerable to modern slavery in these countries, so our main focus is to ensure there are policies and due diligence procedures in place for our suppliers.
Our Business and Supply Chain
Infradata is committed to continuously improving its practices to identify and eliminate any slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains, and to acting ethically and with integrity in all its business relationships. Infradata uses a wide range of suppliers who supply goods for sale, provide (professional) services to our clients and support our operations.
We continue to monitor suppliers we believe present moderate modern slavery risks in our supply chain. This includes those who support the procurement of goods and materials used in our primary process, particularly where those goods and materials are acquired from suppliers in high risk countries (for example, China). All suppliers which we class as high risk must on an annual basis and prior to sourcing, provide full detail of the supply chains they are proposing to commission goods from and on behalf of Infradata.
Infradata is responsible for assessing the information submitted by suppliers and factory operators. Should a supplier or factory fail to provide the information requested or to meet Infradata's expectations, Infradata will take appropriate action. For example, this may include not entering into a relationship or suspending/terminating our relationship with a supplier or asking a supplier not to procure goods from a particular factory.
During the year, we have continued to provide advice and guidance to those teams who have direct responsibility for relevant supply chains.
Over the course of the next financial year we will continue to enhance our procedures to help us identify, prevent and mitigate any risks of modern slavery or human trafficking in relation to new and existing suppliers and in relation to our own operations.
This statement has been formally approved by the Management Board of Infradata Group B.V.