Vision’s Modern Slavery Statement
We recognise our business practices can always be improved and we are committed to understanding more about modern slavery and improving our practices to ensure slavery and human trafficking are not present within our business or our supply chain with a target of zero tolerance on modern slavery.
This statement is also in anticipation and preparation for Vision exceeding the current modern slavery act 2015 threshold of £36 million, currently group revenues are under £36 million.
Vision’s Group Organisational structure:
Vision is a private company that’s market leading in Managed Printing Services and Managed Document Services, partnering with some of the world’s most innovative and advanced technology brands on the market today.
This statement is made on behalf of the Vision Group of companies.
Vision Supply Chains
We procure goods and services from a variety of suppliers. Our supply chains currently support the following activities:
- Distribution and logistics
- Product manufacture and import
- Some Retail services
- Recruitment and training
- Advertising and marketing
- IT services
- Operations and infrastructure support
We have adopted a risk-based approach to the assessment of our business and supply chain, which has involved taking geographical, industry and market factors into consideration in order to identify categories of supply chain that may present a higher risk of modern slavery. We are therefore focusing our efforts and attention on suppliers in these categories initially, though any resulting policy changes will extend to the whole business.
Our Actions to address potential risk
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we have undertaken, or are in the process of undertaking the following actions:
- introducing contractual obligations that reflect modern slavery legislation across our suite of standard terms and bespoke contractual arrangements
- building the assessment of slavery and trafficking risk into our supplier sourcing, due diligence and on-boarding programmes
- reviewing and assessing existing suppliers, and in particular their sourcing policies in key risk areas;
- assessing whether a formal Supplier Code of Conduct would be an effective tool in areas of the business where a modern slavery risk is identified.
We have historically favoured suppliers that operate under recognised ethical codes of conduct that include regular compliance audits and we only work with organisations that contractually commit to complying with applicable laws and regulations and our supply chain operates, to the best of our current knowledge and at time of audit, outside of the current high risk countries for modern slavery.
Vision Group Policy on Slavery and Human Trafficking
We are committed to ensuring there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. In addition to reviewing and continually updating all policies that are linked to possible areas of risk, we are developing an anti-slavery policy that will reflect our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not present in our supply chains. This policy will be owned and administered by our Chief Operating Officer.
Primary responsibility for identifying risks and implementing process for prevention of modern slavery in our supply chain will be with our purchasing and procurement team.
We intend to take the following additional steps:
- Distribution of our an anti-slavery and human trafficking policy throughout the group
- Implementation of processes for identifying, assessing, mitigating and reporting specifically on modern slavery risks in our business;
- Development and implementation of employee training and or as part of employee on-boarding;
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year 2018.