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Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement: November 16

1 Introduction from the Board
2 The structure of our organisation
3 Our business
4 Our policies on slavery and human trafficking
5 Training
6 Statutory statement

1 Introduction from the Board

Synectics is committed to the highest level of ethical standards and sound governance and fully supports the government’s objectives to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking.

2 The structure of our organisation

Synectics is a leader in the design, integration, control and management of advanced surveillance technology and networked security systems.

We work across four core sectors:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Gaming
  • Transport & Infrastructure
  • High Security & Public Space

Through five global hubs:

  • UK
  • US
  • Europe
  • UAE
  • Singapore

Our business is split into two focussed divisions: Systems and Integration & Managed Services (‘IMS’):

Systems provides specialist electronic surveillance systems, based on its own proprietary technology, globally to end customers with large-scale and highly complex security requirements.

IMS focusses on delivering end-to-end, high integrity security and surveillance solutions, as well as service-led solutions for the management of facilities and security services.

3 Our business

With a consolidated Group turnover of £68.5 million in 2015, from a net asset base of £36.8 million, we design, deliver and manage integrated security and surveillance systems for the world’s most demanding security environments.

We are a global operation and utilise an international supply chain to ensure a consistent, quality product at appropriate, competitive prices.

4 Our policies on slavery and human trafficking

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business and, insofar as is possible, to requiring our suppliers to have a similar commitment.

We have a number of Group policies and procedures which set out the standards of ethical behaviour we expect in all areas of activity. This suite of governance documents includes specific policies to address business ethics, bribery and corruption, whistleblowing, and corporate and social responsibility.  The governance framework will be reviewed and amended as appropriate to ensure that our approach to the issues of modern slavery and human trafficking is specifically documented.

Synectics’ approach to the issues of modern slavery and human trafficking is to:

  • Comply with legislation and regulatory requirements
  • Make suppliers and service providers aware that we promote the requirements of the legislation and, insofar as is possible, to require our suppliers to have a similar commitment
  • Consider modern slavery factors when making procurement decisions
  • Develop an awareness of modern slavery issues

In the first year of this policy Synectics will:

  • Aim to include modern slavery conditions in our terms and conditions of trade and specification documents wherever possible
  • Evaluate supplier propositions with appropriate weight given to modern slavery points
  • Embed awareness training as part of staff induction programmes
  • Review the adequacy and effectiveness of the internal systems in place to report concerns
  • Ensure that our governance policies appropriately document Synectics’ approach to the issues of modern slavery and human trafficking
  • Assess any instances of non-compliance on a case-by-case basis and tailor remedial action appropriately

5 Training

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 relevant members of staff. All Directors have been briefed on the subject.

6 Statutory statement

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 30 November 2016.

This statement has been approved by our Board of Directors, who will review and update it as necessary on an annual basis.