POLICIESModern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement
“Cyferd Ltd” (“we”, “our”, “us” or “Cyferd”) is a company committed to maintaining an ethical and safe environment for our employees, workers, applicants, third parties and partners. We are committed to minimising the potential risks of modern slavery and human trafficking, and review on an ongoing basis all aspects of recruitment, supply chains and business activities.
This statement outlines the steps Cyferd has taken, and continues to take, to understand and minimise the potential risk of modern slavery in its business and supply chains.
This statement is published in line with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
The Cyferd platform is a cloud application development and hosting environment using no-code interfaces to enable users to build data-centric, interconnected applications. Our employees develop, host, and maintain the platform. We also offer professional services to organisations looking to do bespoke solutions development, particularly where this development is carried out within the Cyferd Platform.
Our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015
Cyferd is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015; and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking.
We are an equal opportunities employer, committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our workers. We strive to create a working environment in which workers feel confident and able to raise or question any potential wrongdoing, without any risk to themselves.
Our recruitment and human resources processes are designed to ensure that all applicants are legally entitled to work for a UK company, and to safeguard workers from any abuse or coercion.
Cyferd does not engage, partner, or enter into business with any organisation, in the UK or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
Our supply chain
Due to the nature of our business, we assess ourselves to have a low risk of modern slavery in our business and supply chains; although we continuously review and assess our risk level.
All development work and professional services that Cyferd engages in are carried out by internal Cyferd employees – we do not sub-contract. We work closely with separate partner organisations who act as resellers of the Cyferd platform and provide their own professional services. We carry out due diligence on new partners to ensure they have relevant policies in place with regards the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Our policies in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015
The following policies are available to all workers via the Cyferd intranet:
- Staff handbook
- Ethics policy
- Whistleblowing policy
- Bullying and harassment policy
- Equal opportunities policy
- Recruitment and selection policy
Embedding the principles
We will continue to embed the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in the following ways;
- providing awareness training to staff on the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and informing them of the appropriate action(s) to take if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking;
- ensure employees involved in recruitment activities are aware of, and follow, the modern slavery procurement guidance on GOV.UK;
- add to Cyferd’s policy review process considerations of the modern slavery risks and prevention, as an employer and procurer of goods and services;
- ensure Cyferd’s employment contractual terms and conditions include references to modern slavery and human trafficking;
- ensure all workers involved in purchasing, or recruitment and deployment of workers receive training on modern slavery and ethical employment practices.
This statement has been approved by Ranjit Bahia, CEO, for the financial year ending September 2023.