UK Modern Slavery Act Statement

MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT FOR FINANCIAL YEAR 2019-20

This Statement sets out the steps Microland has taken, during its financial year to ensure that slavery or human trafficking is not taking place in its supply chain.

ABOUT MICROLAND

Microland’s delivery of digital is all about making technology do more and intrude less. As we help enterprises move to nextGen technologies, we make sure this embrace of brilliance is predictable, reliable and stable.

Incorporated in 1989 and headquartered in Bengaluru, India, Microland comprises more than 4,500 digital specialists across offices and delivery centers in Asia, Australia, Europe, Middle East and North America.

 

OUR POLICIES

Microland has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of Modern Slavery. We are committed to treat everyone fairly and consistently, creating a workplace and business environment that is open, transparent and trusted. Our policies and procedures relating to the Modern Slavery Act are in line with our culture and values.

At Microland, we acknowledge our responsibility and are committed to identifying and minimising the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring within our supply chains and in all areas of our business.

Our various policies including code of conduct which are listed below is a clear communication of our expectations to all those who have or seek to have a business relationship with Microland

  • MODERN SLAVERY ACT POLICY - This policy sets out Microland’s position on Modern Slavery Act;
  • RECRUITMENT POLICY - We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will;
  • CODE OF BUSINESS CONDUCT AND ETHICS - The Code provides that all employees should be treated with respect, and, more specifically, it states that Microland is committed to adhering to applicable employment laws, including those relating to child labor, wages, hours and working conditions. We have mechanism for our employees to ask questions or report concerns about possible violations of the Code, Company policies and laws. This would include any questions or concerns relating to slavery or human trafficking. Our Code has procedures and contact information for raising such matters, and we provide in our Code that retaliation will not be tolerated.

 

DUE DILIGENCE PROCESSES

Microland’s suppliers have to ensure compliance to Microland’s Supplier Code of Conduct.

Microland has a whistleblowing and grievance redressal mechanism to encourage reporting of concerns/violations of its Code of Business Conduct and Ethics.

 

STEPS TO ASSESS AND MANAGE RISKS

The Risk & Compliance, Legal, Human Resources and the Global Procurement functions are responsible for ensuring compliance across the organization with the provisions of the Modern Slavery Act and other human rights requirements as applicable. They also periodically review risks associated with the Supply chain.

 

TRAINING

We are implementing training programs for the employees responsible for Supply Chain management

 

MICROLAND’S EFFECTIVENESS IN ELIMINATING MODERN SLAVERY

The measures listed above are effective in ensuring compliance to the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act

This statement is in accordance with section 54 of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Microland’s Statement on modern slavery and human trafficking for the financial year 2019-20, as approved by the Board on July 26, 2019.

 

Pradeep Kar

Director

Date:  July 26, 2019