This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Macro 4 Limited (“the Company”, “Macro 4”, “we”, “us” or “our”) has taken in continuing to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain, during the financial year ended December 31, 2019.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Macro 4 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.
Macro 4 is a global software and technology group whose principal activity is the development, production, marketing and implementation of computer software for the mainframe, midrange and open systems sectors of the computer market.
We are headquartered in the UK with trading entities in Australia, Denmark, Finland, Germany, New Zealand and USA.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner, including:
- Anti-slavery and human trafficking policy
This policy sets out Macro 4’s stance on modern slavery and explains how employees can identify any instances of this and where they can go for help.
- Recruitment policy
We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting checks for all employees, their eligibility to work in the UK so that we can safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
- Whistleblowing and anti-retaliation policy
We operate a whistleblowing and anti-retaliation 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.
- Ethical trading policy
This policy explains the manner in which we behave as a company and how we expect our employees and suppliers to act.
Our supply chains are generally comprised of staff, facilities, computer software/hardware, office-related supplies, transportation, recruitment, legal and financial services. These are sourced primarily from within the United Kingdom.
Our risk areas
In light of the nature of our business, we believe the risks of slavery and human trafficking taking place in any part of our business or supply chains are relatively low.
We remain, however, committed to taking steps to prevent modern slavery arising in any part of our business or supply chains. During our last financial year, we have taken the following steps in this respect:
- We have continued to consider the training we provide employees regarding slavery and human trafficking and, as a result, a new online training course will be rolled out to all staff during 2020.
- We have begun discussions to seek to include in supplier contracts provisions ensuring the supplier complies with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in all parts of its business.
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 or other third parties to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified in either our business or our supply chains. We have had no such reports to date.
Approval for this statement
This statement has been approved and signed by a representative of the Company’s Privacy and Risk Management Committee on July 6, 2020.