This statement, made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, sets out the approach taken by 2bm Limited (Registered Company 04555159) to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business, and the actions undertaken to mitigate any such risks during the financial year ended 31 January 2018.
‘’Slavery and human trafficking’’ means –
Human Trafficking – is the trade of humans, most commonly for the purpose of forced labour, sexual slavery or commercial sexual exploitation for the trafficker or others … It is estimated that 21 million victims are trapped in modern day slavery.
Modern Day Slavery – ‘’trafficking in persons’’ and ‘’human trafficking’’ have been used as umbrella terms for the act of recruiting, harbouring, transporting, providing or obtaining a person for compelled labour or commercial sex acts through the use of force, fraud or coercion.
2bm Limited is a global specialist provider of Data Centre and Server Room services. We employ 18 staff at our Nottingham headquarters, in the UK. Our supply chains consist of global suppliers of Data Centre Infrastructure Equipment including, ICT cabinets, Power Infrastructure, UPS Systems, Fire Suppression Systems, Raised Flooring, Air Cooling Systems, Installation Services along with the supply and delivery of both Copper and Fibre Optic cabling and all other associated products.
2bm’s directors are committed to delivering high standards of corporate governance and a key element of this is managing the company in a socially responsible way. 2bm aims to employ the highest ethical and professional standards and always to comply with all legal regulations applicable to our business; it therefore follows that 2bm Limited is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities and its supply chains. This commitment is emphasised in our employee inductions, training programmes and company policies. 2bm also expects the same high standards which we set for ourselves from those parties with whom we engage, such as our suppliers, sub-contractors and customers. Our ISO9001:2015 audited processes now include the following:
• All suppliers are audited on an annual basis for compliance.
• All Sub-Contractors are audited annually and are continually monitored.
Due to the nature of our business and our approach to governance, we assess that there is very low risk of slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains. However, we aim to periodically review the effectiveness of the relevant policies and procedures that we have in place. We do not have key performance indicators in relation to slavery or human trafficking as any instance would be expected to be a breach of law, our supplier standards and/or our company policies.