Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 

Just like our privacy policy, we’ll keep this straightforward. Modern slavery can take many forms including the trafficking of people, forced labour, servitude and slavery. Networthnet Ltd continues to ensure that we trade ethically, source responsibly and work to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking throughout our organisation and in our supply chain. We are not complacent and have robust policies and procedures in place. 

 

Organisation's structure

WORTH is an IT consultancy delivering digital service to UK public and private sector clients. Networthnet Ltd, trading as Worth Internet Systems (WORTH) operates in the UK, the Netherlands and South Africa and employs over 100 individuals. The UK business is majority owned by Mindcloud Ltd. 


Worthsystems Pty Ltd operates in South Africa and currently employs 4 individuals. 


We are structured with a small head office function responsible for strategy, resourcing, HR, IT, finance and sales together with a number of consultancy teams based on client sites. Our consultancy teams comprise a blend of permanent and contract consultants.

 

Our contract consultants provide services through their own limited companies, and we source these primarily through an external recruitment agency. 

 

The vast majority of our staff are employed directly by Networthnet Ltd and are not of an employment status generally considered to be vulnerable to modern slavery in this country.  All applicable laws and industry standards on employee wages, benefits, working hours and minimum age are adhered to in all countries of our operation.  All our employees are free to choose to work for us and are able to leave the company upon reasonable periods of notice. All employees are provided with a clear contract of employment, which complies with local laws. All employees are treated in a fair and equal manner and with dignity and respect.

 

Our supply chains

Our supply chains include a number of key direct suppliers, who provide us with goods, such as equipment for our premises, and services, such as outsourced business processes, IT software and marketing services. We are committed to improving our practices to identify and eliminate modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains, and to act ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships.

 

Our policies on slavery and human trafficking

Our Anti-slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains. 

 

Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking

We work only with suppliers that demonstrate high levels of commitment to monitoring and reducing the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking taking place within their organisations or supply chains. As a pre-condition to working with us, suppliers must confirm their compliance with the modern slavery regulations. If a supplier fails to provide the information requested or meet our expectations, we will take appropriate action, which may include not entering into a relationship or terminating an existing relationship.

 

We also have in place systems to:

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.

  • Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.

  • Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains. 

  • Improve staff knowledge of modern slavery and human trafficking, and requirements under the relevant legislation by providing a training plan to increase staff awareness and understanding.

  • Protect whistleblowers.

 

Training

All staff involved in engaging workers on a permanent or contract basis or dealing with suppliers and supply chains have been briefed in identifying modern slavery and human trafficking, and will be asked to engage in training should they feel they require further knowledge of this.
 
This statement is made in accordance to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year. If you have any questions about this policy, please do not hesitate to contact: info@worth.systems