Socitm Advisory modern slavery and human trafficking statement

Our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015

Socitm Advisory is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking. Although not legally obliged under the threshold specified in the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we are committed to improving awareness of the practices necessary to combat slavery and human trafficking and to continually assess the risk profile of our business in these areas.

We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery, and we are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains.

As an equal opportunities’ employer, we’re committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our staff. We want all our staff to feel confident that they can expose wrongdoing without any risk to themselves.

Our recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and to safeguard employees from any abuse or coercion.

We do not enter into business with any organisation that knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.

Our Organisation

At Socitm Advisory we champion innovation and change. The core focus of our work is to enable our customers to be more effective in the delivery of their services, so they can make a real impact on citizens, communities, and our environment.  

We do this by providing independent and expert consultancy advice and supporting programme delivery. We are a leading source of trusted expert advice for professionals that deliver public services. With over 100 customers across Central & Local Government, Blue Light services, the NHS, the Third sector and Education, we have a proven track record of delivering transformation and modernisation programmes that improve public services for the benefit of not only the organisations, but also the communities they serve and the environment we all live in. Sitting across three broad business practices are our core business capabilities, which are the areas of expertise we know will deliver the best outcomes for our customers. These capabilities include: 

  • Programme and Project Management 
  • Organisational Design and Change Management 
  • Digital Technology & Architecture 
  • Data & Analytics 
  • Commercial and Procurement support 

Our Supply chain

We are a professional service organisation, and our supply chain is relatively simple. It mainly consists of experienced consultants, partner companies which support our service offering. We use some suppliers for procurement hardware and software vendors.  As part of our supply chain, we do not work with any organisation that is not committed to the modern slavery act 2015.

Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we:

  • have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns.
  • expect all points in the supply chain to adopt suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes.
  • are committed to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains.

Embedding the principles

We will continue to embed the principles through:

  • providing awareness training to staff on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and informing them of the appropriate action to take if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking.
  • ensuring staff involved in procurement activity are aware of and follow modern slavery procurement guidance on GOV.UK.
  • ensuring that consideration of the modern slavery risks and prevention are added to our policy review process as an employer and procurer of goods and services.
  • making sure procurement strategies and contract terms and conditions include references to modern slavery and human trafficking.
  • continuing to take action to embed a zero-tolerance policy towards modern slavery.
  • ensuring that staff involved in buying or procurement and the recruitment and deployment of workers receive training on modern slavery and ethical employment practices.

This statement has been approved by Tony Summers – Chief Executive Officer, Socitm Advisory

Date: November 2023

This statement will be reviewed annually.