This statement covers NTT DATA UK Limited (“NTT DATA UK”) and its Suppliers’ commitment to eliminating the exploitation of people under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act).
NTT DATA UK has policies and processes in place to minimise risks relating to slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking.
This statement is published in accordance with section 54 of the Act, and relates to the financial year ending on 31st March 2022.
Signed and approved by NTT DATA UK’s CEO
1st June 2022
NTT DATA UK provides Business and IT Consulting services, including but not limited to Application Development, Quality Assurance & Testing, IT Security, Business Intelligence, Business Process Outsourcing, Customer Management, Emerging Technologies, Infrastructure Services, Online and Mobile Services, Real Time solutions and Strategic staffing.
Risks of modern slavery in our operations and supply chains
NTT DATA UK has reviewed several risk factors including but not limited to industry, geographic, product/services risks. Within our current portfolio of IT services, we believe the risk of modern slavery or trafficking directly through our operations or indirectly through our suppliers is low. However we are committed to support the efforts to eliminate slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking and will actively identify and monitor such activity.
Who we work with
Our suppliers are in the IT sector. We subject all suppliers to an on-boarding process, which includes due diligence on their track record and reputation within their industry. Our on-boarding process is clear on our business principles, has contractual provisions reflecting the suppliers’ responsibilities to identify and monitor their risk of slavery and human trafficking.
NTT DATA UK has a modern slavery policy available at https://uk.nttdata.com/modern-slavery-act
In addition, NTT DATA UK has the following policies, which detail our commitment to human rights of individuals in our own and suppliers’ operations.
Global Code of Conduct
Our Processes & Controls
In order to assess the risk of modern slavery, we use the following processes with our suppliers:
When engaging with suppliers, we ask for evidence of their processes and policies, including commitments around modern slavery, human trafficking, forced labour, human rights and whistle-blowing. Our supplier onboarding process includes mandatory commitments from suppliers to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Monitoring & Training
All staff in the Legal and Procurement departments are trained on the due diligence procedures appropriate to high risk activity which could assist in identifying a case of modern slavery.
Our staff are encouraged to discuss any concerns that they have. We have an external whistleblowing service which can be used to register non-compliance.
This statement has been made in accordance with the reporting requirements of Clause 54, Part 6 of the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015.