Modern Slavery Act 2015 statement
For the financial year ending 31 March 2023
We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
1. Graphnet’s structure
Graphnet Health Limited is a private company providing IT services to the health, social and care sectors. Docobo Ltd is a wholly owned subsidiary of Graphnet. The group has over 200 employees, who are predominately educated to a graduate level, and whom we recruit in accordance with robust HR policies. We operate primarily in the United Kingdom. The group has an annual turnover of £37,600,000.
2. Graphnet’s supply chains
Our supply chains include major international ICT service providers, hardware suppliers, and professional services providers; together with more local/national organisations which provide facilities management-type services.
3. Graphnet’s policies on slavery and human trafficking
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. 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.
4. Due diligence processed for slavery and human trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have undertaken a review of the group’s businesses and continue to carry out due diligence in respect of our suppliers. We have in place systems to:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas in our group businesses
- Identify and assess potential high-risk suppliers 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
- Protect whistle blowers
5. Supplier adherence to our values
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values we have in place a supply chain compliance programme. This consists of a supplier registration process which includes questions specifically targeted at preventing slavery and human trafficking.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we require all new employees to read our Anti-slavery policy and provide training in accordance with our Anti-slavery policy to all employees who are responsible for procuring goods or services and/or have day-to-day contact with our suppliers.
7. Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking
We continue to use key performance indicators to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains.
- The number of employees who have read our Anti-slavery policy (as a percentage of all employees)
- The number of employees who are responsible for managing our suppliers that receive Anti-slavery training in accordance with our Anti-slavery policy (as a percentage of all such employees)
- The number of new suppliers that complete new supplier registration forms (as a percentage of all new suppliers)
- The number of suppliers assessed as potentially high-risk (as a percentage of all suppliers)
- The number of high-risk suppliers that we monitor/take action against (as a percentage of all high-risk suppliers).
8. Further steps
Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we have taken to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains we intend to maintain the current level of training and due diligence in FY 2024 in order to combat slavery and human trafficking.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2023.