Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement 2018/19

Introduction


The following statement, made voluntarily, pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, sets out the approach taken by Red Helmet Technology to prevent Modern Slavery existing in our business operations and supply chain.


Red Helmet Technology acknowledges that slavery, servitude, forced labour and human trafficking (together “Modern Slavery”) is a global issue which exists in every region in the world and in every type of economy, and that there is no industry which can be considered immune.

Despite being a (small and medium-sized enterprises) SME business, Red Helmet Technology recognises we all have a responsibility to identify risks, find and resolve problems and support transparency to eliminate Modern Slavery of any kind.

Our Business and Supply Chains

Red Helmet Technology is an independent digital software company which develops emergency and event management software aimed at enhancing the social capital of communities.

We design and develop software solutions for clients with a focus on innovative, tailored and user-friendly solutions.

Red Helmet Technology is headquartered in Melbourne, Australia, with offices also located in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and in the United Kingdom.

Due to the nature of our business as an office based digital software company with a small professional workforce, we assess the risk of Modern Slavery in our business operations to be low.

We also have a limited range of local and international suppliers within our supply chain, broadly consisting of goods and services provided third parties in relation to cloud computing services, applications and office stationery and equipment.

We also consider the risk of Modern Slavery in our supply chain as low.

Whilst our company has not identified any instances of Modern Slavery, we are committed to acting with integrity and transparency in all our business relationships and ensuring our policies and procedures mandate controls to continually monitor and identify Modern Slavery risks within our business operations and supply chains.

Due Diligence

Red Helmet Technology implements a risk-based approach to assess the likelihood of Modern Slavery occurring in our supply chains by taking into consideration the following:

  • the risk profile of individual countries based on the Global Slavery Index
  • the business services provided by the suppliers and their commitment to the Modern Slavery Act 2015
  • news analysis and insights of labour and human rights groups

This assessment will determine our response and the risk controls that we implement in accordance with our company policies.

Policies

The following company policies detail our commitment to human rights and our steps to identify and prevent Modern Slavery in our business operations and supply chain:

Code of Conduct Policy

Our commitment to observing the highest ethical standards in how we conduct our business practices, and that we will not tolerate or condone abuse of human rights within any part of our business or supply chains.

It outlines how we will take seriously any allegations that human rights are not properly respected and includes our policy in relation to raising concerns without fear of retaliation.

We also operate a Whistleblowing Policy for employees which encourages staff to report any wrongdoing which extends to human rights violations.

Supply Chain Policy

Our procedure for procuring suppliers and includes ethical standards in relation to the Modern Slavery.

It includes our process of requesting information on Modern Slavery policies from suppliers prior to contract commencement and our process for including appropriate clauses on Modern Slavery in supplier contract

Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy

Our zero-tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking.

We currently do not have key performance indicators in relation to opposing Modern Slavery, but any instance of this occurring would be a breach of law, supplier standards and our Company Policies.

Training

Our Modern Slavery Statement and Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy is disseminated to all employees during commencement of employment.

Moreover, awareness training on human rights including anti-slavery and human trafficking is provided where required to ensure our employees are educated on how to identify and prevent slavery and human trafficking from occurring in our business operations and supply chains.

Responsibility

Red Helmet’s Executive Management Team have overall responsibility for ensuring that our Modern Slavery Statement and Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy comply with our legal and ethical obligations and that all those under Red Helmet’s control comply with these.

Approval

This interim statement covers the 2019 financial year upto 1 June 2019 and has been approved by the Board of Directors - Red Helmet Technology Pty Limited.

A final statement will be updated at the conclusion of the financial year.

Signed,

Tarron Newman
Managing Director