This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement is a response to Section 54(1), Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and relates to actions and activities for the financial year ending 31 December 2021.

Integrated Communication Services Limited, Trading as Answer4u ('the Company', 'we', 'us' or 'our') is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking violations in its own operations, its supply chain, and its products. We have zero tolerance towards slavery and require our supply chain to comply with our values.

This policy applies to all individuals working for the Company, including anyone providing services to the Company such as consultants or contractors.

Owing to the nature of our business, the supply chains are primarily the supply of Telecommunication services and infrastructure, internet provision, software and basic office fixtures fittings, supplies and furniture. In the main these are sourced from low-risk UK suppliers for the purposes of modern slavery and human trafficking.

From time to time, we will contract with employment resourcing providers. We will only ever utilise the services of reputable companies that have a local office and who have their own established policy and processes in relation to Anti-Slavery.

Policy Aim

This policy aims to help the Company act in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, maintain the highest possible standards of business practice, and advise individuals of the Company’s 'zero-tolerance' to slavery.

Our Anti-Slavery Policy Statement 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.

Policy Statement

The Company takes its responsibilities to combat modern slavery seriously as demonstrated by the following measures:

  • The prevention, detection, and reporting of modern slavery in any part of its business or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for the Company or under its control.
  • All supply chain lines are continually risk assessed and managed in relation to modern slavery and any high-risk suppliers audited.
  • The company will not knowingly support or deal with any business involved in slavery or human trafficking.
  • A regular audit and review is conducted of our practices to check all employees are paid at least the minimum wage and have the right to work.
  • The Company encourages anyone to raise any concerns about modern slavery and will support anyone who acts in good faith.
  • The Anti-slavery and Anti-trafficking policy is published on our website.
  • The Company will continue to develop its commitment to combat modern slavery and will provide staff training where appropriate.

This policy applies to all permanent and fixed-term staff employed by the Company, and any contractors, consultants or other persons acting under or on behalf of the Company.

Non-Compliance by Staff

Failing to observe Company policy may lead to disciplinary action in accordance with the Company’s Disciplinary Policy.

Monitoring Policy

The policy will be monitored on an ongoing basis to ensure that it addresses issues effectively.

The policy will be regularly reviewed by the Directors to ensure its continuing suitability and relevance to the company activities.

The Company will ensure that all individuals working for the Company are advised of the policy.

Reviewing Policy

This policy will be reviewed and, if necessary, revised in light of legislative or organisational changes. Improvements will be made by learning from experience and using an established annual review.

Policy Amendments

Should any amendments, revisions, or updates be made to this policy it is the responsibility of the Company’s senior management to see that all relevant employees receive notice. Written notice and/or training should be considered.

Policy Implementation Notice

This is the policy statement of Integrated Communication Services Limited, t/a Answer4u.

The overall and final responsibility for this policy is that of Mark Menhennet, Managing Director. Day-to-day responsibility for ensuring this policy is put into practice is delegated to Stuart Wilson, General Manager.

October 2022