Modern Slavery Agreement
Modern slavery and human trafficking continue to be a tragic reality within modern society. QNet has a zero-tolerance approach to both modern slavery and human trafficking within its supply chain. This statement explains the approach we take to monitoring and preventing it within our supply chain. QNet predominantly sells communications services on a B2B basis within the UK. In order to do so it purchases equipment, software and services from a wide range of suppliers.
Many of these items are high-tech and provided by UK or globally recognised companies that are also aiding the fight against illegal working conditions. To ensure this, QNet conducts regular risk assessments of the different types of supply so as to identify where there is the greatest risk of modern slavery or human trafficking being involved.
For example, the supply of telecommunications software is considered low risk; and the supply of low-value equipment which may have been manufactured in low wage economies is considered to be higher risk. In the event that QNet considers a supply route at the higher end of the risk scale then we require evidence from the relevant suppliers that they have detailed written policies and effective procedures in place to control the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking within their own supply chain. Read our full Modern Slavery Agreement here [embedded PDF].