MODERN SLAVERY ACT STATEMENT

This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that CAE Technology Services has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.

Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. CAE Technology Services has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.

Our business:

CAE is a leading technology service company. By working closely together with our partners and with our clients we deliver trusted solutions.  For over two decades CAE has worked with our customers to adapt to changes in technology and matched them to business needs.

Through our commitment, agility and energy we aim to earn our customer’s, partner’s and employee’s trust and loyalty; making us the choice for delivering technology services and setting the standard that others aspire to.

CAE operates in a fast paced highly competitive environment and for us to keep our edge we are always looking for the best the IT industry has to offer.

We provide full UK coverage through our:

* 24/7 Support Helpdesk Centres;
* Service Centres;
* Remote Engineers;
* Delivery centres.

We are technology solution experts, we have impeccable credentials, we achieve and maintain the highest accreditation with our partners.

Our Promise:

By working closely together with our customers and partners, we unite them to deliver outstanding technology services in an ever-changing world, inspiring trust and confidence in our people and in our expertise.

Our purpose:

Our purpose has always been clear — to deliver technology solutions that enable people everywhere to grow and thrive. This focus means that our business is free to transform and adapt to the needs of our customers and partners. We employ the best people, who help mark us out from the rest

CAE Offices:

CAE provides full UK coverage, with offices situated in –

  • Watford (Head office)
  • Bracknell
  • Knutsford
  • London (The Royal Exchange)
  • Brighton
  • Oxford

Our policies:

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our company. Our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our company relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.

We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner.  All internal documentation is held on our management system which is available to all employees.

These include for example:

  1. Anti-slavery policy.  This policy sets out the organisation’s stance on modern slavery and explains how employees can identify any instances of this and where they can go for help.
  2. 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.
  3. Whistleblowing policy. We operate a whistleblowing policy so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our company or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.
  4. Code of employee conduct.  Our Employee Handbook makes it very clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing CAE. We strive to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour during the employment of an employee.

Our suppliers:

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values and ethics, we have in place rigorous selection, due diligence and tender processes which help ensure our suppliers and their supply chains are slavery free. On an annual basis, all suppliers undergo CAE’s robust approval process, where they will either be approved for another year or rejected and not used again.

We encourage anyone, including colleagues, subcontractors, suppliers, customers and clients to report in good faith any issue or concerns about potential unethical business practices, such as fraud and bribery or slavery and human trafficking.

CAE Technology Services operates a supplier policy and maintains a preferred supplier list.  We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred supplier.  This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offenses relating to modern slavery.  Our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.

In addition to the above, as part of our Supplier Questionnaire, we require that they confirm to us that:

  1. They have taken steps to eradicate modern slavery within their business;
  2. They hold their own suppliers to account over modern slavery;
  3. (For UK based suppliers) They pay their employees at least the national minimum wage / national living wage (as appropriate);
  4. (For international suppliers) They pay their employees any prevailing minimum wage applicable within their country of operations;
  5. We may terminate the contract at any time should any instances of modern slavery come to light.

 

Training:

We regularly conduct training for our employees so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain.

Monitoring effectiveness:

We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our company or supply chain by:

  • Having zero reports are received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.
  • Regular internal training sessions with all employees.
  • Regular reminders to employees via CAE company meetings, and newsletters.

Approval for this statement:

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 30 June 2016.