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Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery

Modern Slavery Compliance Statement 2015-2016

1. Introduction

This statement sets out Planit Testing’s actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains. This statement will be reviewed after 30 June 2017, the end of Planit Testing’s current financial year, and annually thereafter.

As part of the Information Technology sector, Planit Testing recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach preventing to slavery and human trafficking.

Planit Testing is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.

2. Organisational structure and supply chains

This statement covers the activities of Planit Testing Limited, based in Reading, United Kingdom. The office in the United Kingdom is a part of Planit Test Management Solutions global operations which are headquartered in Sydney, Australia.

Our Supply Chains are primarily comprised of organisations within the UK or Europe and we do not normally operate outside of these countries. Planit Testing avoids contracting with suppliers or sub­ contractors which are located within geographical areas where slavery and human trafficking are a higher risk. However, we recognise that our upstream supply chain can include countries with a higher risk of modern slavery or human trafficking and we expect our suppliers to pass on this obligation to their supply chain in higher risk countries. We also recognise that slavery and human trafficking does occur in the UK and Europe.

3. Planit’s approach to preventing slavery and human trafficking

3.1 Within our own operations

The prevention of modern slavery and promotion of human rights is largely achieved by adherence with relevant employment legislation. The Company has a responsibility to ensure that workers are not being exploited, that they are safe at work and that relevant employment, health and safety and human rights laws are adhered to. A suspected case of slavery or human trafficking within the Company's own operations should be raised using the procedures outlined in the Whistleblowing policy.

Due Diligence: The following steps are undertaken to ensure there is no slavery or human trafficking within our own operations:

  • All employees have a contract of employment that sets out the rights and obligations arising from their employment, including the notice period needed for them to terminate the contract and leave the Company's employment. Employees are free to serve notice at any time.
  • The Company carries out verification of an employee's identity and ongoing right to work in the UK and does not seek to withhold any of an employee's identity documents or passport etc.
  • All employees are paid at least the national minimum wage and the Company adheres to all legislation in respect of working time and statutory time off, providing for minimum amounts of holiday, time off due to personal emergencies, sickness and maternity/paternity and minimum rest breaks and periods.

3.2. Training and awareness-building

Planit Testing will undertake an awareness-building communications campaign to enable all employees to understand that slavery and human trafficking is a persistent problem, the risks and signs of slavery and human trafficking, and the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act. The campaign will first seek to raise awareness amongst people managers and remind them of their responsibility to ensure their team members are aware. Special, more detailed briefings will also be carried out in particular functional areas of our business where employees may have additional opportunity or responsibility to identify slavery and trafficking risks, such as HR.

4.   Approval

This statement has been approved by Planit Testing, and it will be reviewed and updated in relation to the Financial Year ending on 30 June 2017 and annually thereafter.

Mike Weale's signature

Michael Weale
Chief Operating Officer
Planit Testing

Date: 20 December 2016