Modern Slavery Act 2015 statement
For the financial year ending 31 March 2019
We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.
1. System C’s structure
System Healthcare Ltd is a provider of IT services for the health and social care sectors. We are the parent company of Liquidlogic Limited, the Learning Clinic Limited and Careflow Connect Limited. The group has over 500 employees and operates in the United Kingdom.
The group has an annual turnover of £60m.
2. System C’s supply chains
Our supply chains include: ICT service providers, hardware suppliers, professional service companies and organisations which provide facilities management-type services.
3. System C’s 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 Anti-slavery policy 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.
4. Due diligence processed for slavery and human trafficking
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have undertaken a review of the group’s businesses and continue to carry out due diligence in respect of our suppliers. We have in place systems to:
- Identify and assess potential risk areas in our group businesses;
- Identify and assess potential high-risk suppliers 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
5. Supplier adherence to our values
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values we have in place a supply chain compliance programme. This consists of a supplier registration process which includes questions specifically targeted at preventing slavery and human trafficking.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to our staff in accordance with our Anti-slavery policy.
7. Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking
We continue to use key performance indicators to measure how effective we have been to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains. These include:
- the number of employees who receive Anti-slavery training (as a percentage of all employees);
- the number of new suppliers that complete new supplier registration forms (as a percentage of all new suppliers);
- the number of suppliers assessed as potentially high-risk (as a percentage of all suppliers);
- the number of high-risk suppliers that we monitor/take action against (as a percentage of all high-risk suppliers).
8. Further steps
Following a review of the effectiveness of the steps we have taken to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains we intend to maintain the current level of training and due diligence in FY 2020 in order to combat slavery and human trafficking.
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 31 March 2019.