Modern Slavery Policy

Introduction from the Managing Director of CoreAzure

We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. CoreAzure Limited takes its obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 very seriously and has a robust working practise to comply with its obligations. This Policy documents sets out those practises and gives insight into the supply chain and business processes of the company.

Any concerns from any of CoreAzure’s colleagues, contractors, associates or other stakeholders regarding a likely risk of, or actual, breaching of our policy or the Legislation must be raised to the Managing Director at the earliest opportunity.

Organisation Structure & Business

CoreAzure is a leading Microsoft UK Gold Partner providing cutting edge technical consulting, design, build, migration and support services to help customers maximise their investment in Microsoft technologies .We specialise in a full range of infrastructure disciplines and Microsoft Technologies including Azure, Microsoft’s Cloud platform, and we pride ourselves on being experts in our chosen field, ensuring that our customers receive the highest levels of expertise to deliver solutions that accelerate business productivity.

Our Supply Chain

CoreAzure has a long history of working with partner organisations and associates and our business operating model relies on an integrated and seamless service to clients, regardless of which mix of resources is delivering the service.

At any one time, we will have circa 30 Associates and contractors as part of our supply chain working alongside our employed CoreAzure’s colleagues in delivering our services.

Our supply chain is underpinned by a rigorous contractual process which means that every Partner has either a Partner Agreement or a Framework Consultancy Agreement in place. Both documents have distinct obligations to comply with our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy. Each Partner assures that they will comply with this policy. Furthermore, we have rights of audit to enable us to ensure the policy is being enforced. Each of our Associates and Contractors have an Associate or Contractor Contract which contains a copy of this policy. We also have rights of audit for both of these partners

Our Partners, Contractors and Associates are carefully selected and each of them is allocated to a CoreAzure’s member of staff to maintain effective communication and assess their business performance on our work.

Processes and Accreditation

As an experienced and mature service provider, all of our services are underpinned by robust IS09001:2015 certified processes and a variety of industry accreditations. These currently include:

  •  ISO 9001:2015
  • ISO 14001:2015
  • ISO/IEC 27001
  • Tech UK
  • Crown Commercial Service

All of our accreditations are built into an internal Quality Management System which defines the control systems and quality procedures used throughout the company to ensure that we provide an excellent quality service. It is audited internally throughout the year and externally on an annual basis by ISOQAR.

Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain or in any part of our business. Our Anti-Slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere within our supply chain.

Due Diligence Process for Slavery and Human Trafficking

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have in place systems to:

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chain;
  • Mitigate or resolve any identified risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply
  • Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chain; and
  • Protect whistle blowers.

This is managed through the relationships between CoreAzure colleagues and their allocated Partners, Contractors and Associates.

Supplier Adherence to our Values and Ethics

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values we have rights of audit built in to our Partner, Associate and Contractor Contracts.

To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values we have a dedicated compliance support team, which consists of involvement from the following departments to support and ensure our adherence to the Modern Slavery Act 2015:

  •  Legal
  •  Finance, Audit and compliance.
  •  Human resources.
  •  Procurement.
  •  Sales

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 our staff. We also require our Partners to provide training to their staff and suppliers and providers in their respective supply chain.

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 30th April 2022.

Mark G Briggs

Managing Director

CoreAzure Limited

 May 2021