Modern Slavery Statement
This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Logic Fire and Security Ltd has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Logic Fire and Security Ltd has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
Logic Fire and Security was founded in 2001, originally the business served as a specialist fire alarm supplier and installer, with maintenance packages added in 2004 and the installation of electronic security systems including Intruder Alarms, CCTV and Access Control which was also added to the list of services provided.
Logic Fire and Security head office is based in Knaresborough, North Yorkshire, and sixteen years on the company has a network of offices throughout the country providing complete coverage for the whole of the United Kingdom.
Our high-risk areas
Given the checks that we have in place in respect of employee’s eligibility to work in the UK we have identified that our primary risk is in association with a partner/supplier with an ambiguous or non-complaint supply chain. As a result of the identified risk we have introduced new processes and procedures in relation to procurement and due diligence in the form of additional checks via our Pre-Qualification Questionnaire (PQQ process).
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
- Recruitment policy. We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
- Whistleblowing policy. 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.
- Code of business conduct. This code explains the manner in which we behave as an organisation and how we expect our employees to act.
Logic Fire and Security Ltd operates a supplier policy and maintains a preferred supplier list. We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier. This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offences relating to modern slavery. Our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.
In addition to the above, as part of our contract with suppliers, we require that they confirm to us that:
- (For UK based suppliers) They pay their employees at least the national minimum wage
- (For international suppliers) They pay their employees any prevailing minimum wage applicable within their country of operations
- We may terminate the contract at any time should any instances of modern slavery come to light
Our performance indicators
We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:
- No reports are received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.
Approval for this statement
This statement was approved by the Board of Directors on June 2019
Name (Director): Sean McPartland
Date June 2019