This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps Siker Ltd and its subsidiaries have taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chain. We are committed to conducting business responsibly and to maintaining and improving systems and processes to reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking in our business or supply chain.
Siker Ltd helps to protect people and national security, and keeps the Critical National Infrastructure (CNI) and critical information secure. We are constantly researching for new ways to provide our client base with a competitive advantage across the cyber domain. We employ a skilled workforce in multiple countries and collaborate closely with local partners to support economic development by constructive transference of knowledge, skills and technology.
Governance and Risk Management
The Board has put in place a detailed governance framework which includes our revised Code of Conduct. It sets out how we do business across Siker and captures the Company’s values, policies and processes; together with clear lines of delegated authority aimed at ensuring all of our staff act in a clear, accountable and consistent way.
Performance and compliance with policies and processes are carefully monitored via the annual Operational Assurance Statement. This is made up of two parts:
The key financial and non-financial risks are collated and reviewed by the Board to identify the issues showing cumulative risk, or possible repetitional impacts, could occur or be significant.
Responsibility for the effective management of our most significant risks is determined by the Board which has overall responsibility for determining the nature and extent of the risk it is willing to take. Risk is a regular agenda item at the Board meetings and it views risk as a part of its annual strategy review process. While the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking have been identified as potential risks they are not identified as principal risks for the Company and, as such, we will monitor and continually review the status of this risk.
Our Commitment to Human Rights
Indicators of Forced Labour
Forced labour is defined as ‘all work or services which are extracted from any persons under the menace of any penalty and for which the said person has not him / herself volunteered. The most common indicators of forced labour include
Since The Modern Slavery Act 2015 was introduced, our approach to tackling the issue of modern slavery has evolved over time. We have introduced an Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking policy, which reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships, and sets out the steps that we intend to take to combat modern slavery. The policy will also alert staff to the issue of modern slavery and encourage them to raise concerns about any suspicion of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chains.
Supplier Mapping and Risk Assessment
Going forwards, we intend to work with our suppliers to assist them in identifying any areas of risk in their own supply chains and to mitigate the risk of modern slavery occurring.
Contracts and Procurement
Our contractual and procurement approach has always been to try and include relevant and binding provisions in our key external supply contracts to ensure our suppliers and our partners trade ethically and take appropriate steps to ensure there is no slavery or trafficking in their business. These protections will continue to be included in all key external supply contracts going forward.
Training and AwarenessTo ensure that our staff understand and are aware of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking and can assist us in preventing this, both in our business and in our supply chain and the businesses of our partners, we have provided training to all existing staff and this training has now become part of our onboarding process. Siker Ltd remains committed to upholding human rights and safety in our supply chain. We review our progress and effectiveness in combatting slavery and human trafficking on an annual basis.