Blacksmiths Group is committed to ensuring that its staff and suppliers are not subject to behaviour or threats that may amount to modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, and or similar human rights abuses.
We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and are committed to improving our practices by acting ethically and with integrity to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking does not exist anywhere within the company or is in anyway associated with the business.
This statement sets out the Blacksmiths Group actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to the business and to ensure steps are maintained to prevent both slavery and human trafficking.
Blacksmiths Group provide consultancy and develop technologies to help organisations understand the risks to their critical assets, and to develop their capability to implement measures to tackle security challenges and defend against complex threats.
We consider our position within the Security and Technology industry as low risk in relation to modern slavery. We insist that all large companies associated with the business adhere to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act and that smaller companies abide by the principles and policies in operation. Where issues are identified that are not resolved to our satisfaction, we will review the on-going nature of the relationship with that relevant organisation.
We have a number of policies in place to assist with our management of potential modern slavery and human trafficking issues, details of which can be found within our Employee Handbook. These include: Pre-employment checks, Anti-Bribery & Corruption policy, and a Whistle-Blowing process.
Our Processes for Managing Risk
In order to assess the risk of modern slavery, we use the following processes:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas when considering taking on new suppliers and regularly review our existing relationships.
- Review the potential for risk at regular intervals, including the possibility of re-auditing a supplier or conducting spot checks.
- Protect whistle-blowers.