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Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement

 

About this statement
 

Owner: Group Operating Officer
Document status: Approved
Approved by: Board of Directors
This document available at: Company's website
Review cycle: 12 months
This version adopted: 1st April, 2022
Review date: 1st April, 2023

 

Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement

This statement covers:  

  • Introduction 
  • Background and structure of the firm 
  • Our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 
  • Our approach to contracts and employment
  • Our supply chain 
  • Policies in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 
  • Actions taken to inform staff 

Introduction

This statement covers Intralink’s financial year ending April 2023 and represents our commitment to tackling the issues of modern slavery and human trafficking by reducing the risks where they exist within our organisation and supply chains.  

This statement supports our commitment to produce a modern slavery statement on a voluntary basis in the spirit of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Background and structure of the firm

Intralink is an international business development and innovation consultancy with a deep specialism in Asia. We enable western companies to expand in Asia, Asian corporates to harness the power of global innovation, and governments to grow their exports and attract foreign investment. Founded in 1990 and with 14 offices across three continents, our work covers the key fast-growing areas such as sustainability, mobility and healthcare. Our mission is to facilitate cross-border collaboration to create a more prosperous, sustainable society.

Our commitment to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 

Intralink is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to combat modern slavery and human trafficking.  We have robust systems in place to identify and manage the risks of slavery, servitude or forced or compulsory labour across all parts of our business. As an equal-opportunities employer, we are committed to creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for our staff across all our global offices. This applies to all aspects of employment, including pay and conditions, training, appraisals, promotion, conduct at work, disciplinary and grievance procedures.

Our approach to contracts and employment

We do not enter into business with any organisation, in the UK or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to be involved in slavery, servitude or forced or compulsory labour. This commitment is included in our contracts with clients in a modern slavery clause, stating both parties’ requirements to comply with all applicable anti-slavery and human trafficking laws, statutes, regulations and codes in force in the UK and other territories in which we operate.

Our employment policy is transparent and compliant with all local laws and regulations. Our recruitment and staff management policy is designed to ensure that all staff across our 14 offices have the legal right to live and work in the respective territory. We have policies in place to make it easy for anyone within the company to approach multiple levels of management at any time with concerns or grievances, and to speak up if they have concerns.

Our supply chain 

As a consulting business Intralink has a relatively compact supply chain. This is predominantly the purchase of IT systems (largely SaaS) & equipment and office supplies & consumables. Due to this we assess ourselves to have a low risk of modern slavery in our supply chains.  Nonetheless, to ensure we adhere to the highest possible standards, we only purchase solutions, services and equipment from reputable vendors with modern slavery policies in place and conduct annual reviews of smaller local suppliers that do not have policies in place to mitigate risk.

Polices in relation to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 

The following are available through Intralink’s website and internally via the Staff Handbook (SH): 

External:

Internal

  • All our service contractors contain a clause requiring compliance with relevant laws and regulations in all territories we operate in. We will not do business with clients convicted of any offence involving slavery and human trafficking, including any alleged offence or ongoing inquiry  
  • Equal opportunities policy (SH) 
  • Anti-harassment & bullying policy (SH) 
  • Whistleblowing policy (SH) 

Actions taken to inform staff  

All staff have been made aware of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and have received information on the appropriate act to take if they suspect a case of slavery or human trafficking occurring within the business or the company’s supply chains.

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