Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement

Introduction

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 October 2021.

Sera Neon Ltd (‘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. 

Organisational structure

Sera Neon Ltd has business operations in the United Kingdom.

We operate in the Consulting sector. The nature of our supply chains is as follows: ‘We work with a number of key direct suppliers, who provide us with goods such as IT SAAS services.

For more information about the Company, please visit our website: https://seraneon.co.uk.

Policies

We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. 
These include the following: 

·     Recruitment and selection policy – 

·     Supplier code of conduct – 

·     Staff code of conduct – 

·     Procurement policy – 

We make sure our suppliers are aware of our policies and adhere to the same standards.

Due Diligence

As part of our efforts to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains, we have adopted the following due diligence procedures: 

·     Internal supplier audits.

Our due diligence procedures aim to:

·     Identify and action potential risks in our business and supply chains.

·     Monitor potential risks in our business and supply chains

·     Reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and supply chains.

Risk and compliance

The Company has evaluated the nature and extent of its exposure to the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in its UK supply chain through:

·     Evaluating the slavery and human trafficking risks of each new supplier.

·     Reviewing on a regular basis all aspects of the supply chain based on supply chain mapping.

We do not consider that we operate in a high-risk environment, We do not tolerate slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains. Where there is evidence of failure to comply with our policies and procedures by any of our suppliers, we will seek to terminate our relationship with that supplier immediately.

Effectiveness

The Company uses Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to measure its effectiveness and ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in its business and supply chains. These KPIs are as follows:

·     We will contact suppliers to enquire about their modern slavery practices at the start of the engagement  .

·     We will train our staff about modern slavery issues and increase awareness within the Company.

·     We will carry out a regular audit of suppliers – 20% of suppliers each year.

Training our staff

The Company requires its staff to complete training and ongoing refresher courses on slavery and human trafficking. 

Next steps

In the next financial year, we intend to take the following steps to tackle slavery and human trafficking by:

·     We will contact suppliers to enquire about their modern slavery practices at the start of the engagement  .

·     We will train our staff about modern slavery issues and increase awareness within the Company.

·     We will carry out a regular audit of suppliers – 20% of suppliers each year.

The statement was approved by the board of directors.

Puneet Sehgal, Director
Sera Neon Ltd

18 March, 2022

Sera Neon

Sera Neon is an Oracle Gold Partner, offering extensive services and advisory to clients across ERP, EPM and HCM business solutions, both in the Cloud and on-premise. We have many years of experience in the UK and internationally working with organisations including Local and Central Government, Utilities and Infrastructure Services.