Modern Slavery Statement
It continues to be a priority for Littlefish 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. This statement sets out the approach taken by Littlefish during the financial year ending 30 September 2022 to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chain.
Littlefish seeks excellence in every aspect of our business and strives to ensure the highest standards of professionalism, integrity and ethical business practice. We are committed to conducting our business in a lawful manner and this includes engaging with our suppliers to ensure that they share our high standards. We fully support the objective of the Modern Slavery Act of 2015, which requires businesses to set out what steps they have taken during the financial year to ensure that modern slavery is not occurring in their supply chains and in their own organisation.
Littlefish is an award winning and rapidly growing Managed IT Services Provider. Through a focused growth plan we have become an established and credible alternative to the ‘usual suspect’ large Multi £Billion Managed Service Providers and IT Outsourcers in the mid-market and enterprise. Littlefish delivers business without compromise for customers across a range of industries and organisations. We understand and can support the specific challenges faced in particular sectors across the UK. Our design ensures operational efficiency and security is achieved to the level our customer’s industry demands. We have established a number of key partnerships and alliances, with suppliers, providers and service partners – all chosen because they actively contribute to a key aspect of our operations. We foster long-term relationships with these key partners and avoid making demands that might lead to them violating human rights.
Our 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 modern slavery policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships in addition to implementing effective due diligence to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our supply chain. We operate a Whistleblowing policy so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals. We conduct all business in an honest and ethical manner. Our Anti-Bribery & Corruption Policy details our zero–tolerance approach to bribery and corruption and commitment to acting professionally, fairly and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships wherever we operate and implementing and enforcing effective systems to counter bribery and corruption. This policy applies to all individuals working for or on behalf of Littlefish in any capacity.
Processes to counter slavery and human trafficking
To ensure that the wider Littlefish service offering is in accordance with the direction of the policy on aspects of Modern Slavery, Littlefish shall be placing a flow-down obligation on all suppliers of services and goods whereby the provisions of the Modern Slavery Act are a contractual obligation. This will ensure that any future statements made by Littlefish are supported by the provision of relevant facts, information and accounts from our supply chain so that Littlefish can be confident of zero child and forced labour use within our supply chains. Littlefish shall take responsibility for this statement which will be reviewed and updated as appropriate.
We have a compliance team that oversees these matters. 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.
- Protect whistle blowers.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we will provide training to our staff. We will also require our business partners to provide training to their staff and suppliers and providers.
We will regularly review the effectiveness of the steps we have taken each year to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains.
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 30 September 2022. It was approved by the board on 20 March 2023.
Signed by the Chief Executive Officer on behalf of the board of directors.
Date: 20 March 2023