Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
Techbuyer have a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking. They are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in their supply chains or in any part of their business.
Techbuyer had a global annual turnover of over £53 ($65) million in our 2022/23 financial year. We have over 300 employees across the group and operate in the United Kingdom, USA, France, Germany, Australia and New Zealand.
Techbuyer's anti-slavery policy reflects our promise to act ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships. We implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking are not occurring anywhere in our supply chains. Techbuyer also has a whistleblowing policy in place in the Staff Handbook whereby we document what protections and support we have in place for whistle-blowers.
Our supply chains and supplier adherence to Techbuyer Ltd/Group holdings relationships with all suppliers have been established over some years and are built upon mutually beneficial factors. We have close and personal links and contact with the owners or directors, reflecting the fact that we partner with small and medium-sized operations in the main.
When we appoint new contractors or suppliers, we pre-qualify them through a due diligence process. We look at company performance and get references from other customers to establish that they are suitable.
To date, we haven’t been made aware of any human trafficking or slavery activities within the supply chain. However, if any were highlighted to us, we would act immediately in accordance with our legal and moral obligations.
Due diligence process
Techbuyer have systems in place to:
Identify and assess potential risk areas when considering new suppliers.
Regularly review their existing supply chains.
Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in their supply chains.
Monitor potential risk areas in their supply chains.
In the next financial year, we shall add the following to this process:
Additional due diligence of our existing supply chain
Carry out training /awareness sessions with staff on human trafficking and slavery where applicable
Techbuyer do not use Child and Forced Labor: as defined by the International Labor Organization (ILO) or forced labor, where the worker cannot leave or terminate employment freely.
Techbuyer do not use Prison Labor: The use of prisoners is only acceptable if it is voluntary, compensated beyond room and board, and skills are taught for gainful employment after release.
This statement is made in accordance with to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 30th September 2022.