Modern Slavery Statement
We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. We recognise that slavery and human trafficking is a real yet hidden issue in our society. We will not tolerate slavery and human trafficking in our business or supply chain. We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure that any form of slavery is not taking place in our own business or supply chains.
We are a service-led, niche software developer, serving the surveying, civil engineering and wider GIS markets. Our head office is based in England.
Applications in CADD ltd operate out of one building and employ on average less than ten members of staff. We develop CAD software that is used to draw up accurate models and plans of large areas. Plus calculate volumes for sites such as quarries, motorways and large developments such as super markets, power stations and housing estates.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:
- Recruitment – 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.
- Whistleblowing – our whistleblowing policy ensures that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisal.
- Health and Safety – this policy sets out our approach to ensure we provide a healthy working environment for our staff and contractors that work out of our premises.
Our supply chains
Our supply chains are minimal as we consume no raw materials, and generate no tangible products or output aside from software. Aside from Electricity, Gas and Water to run the office, we have no supply chains at all.
Should the need arise we intend to take the following further steps to combat slavery and human trafficking:
- Risk assess any potential new suppliers should the need ever arise. Including using the Global Slavery Index and ask them to certify that they have taken steps to eradicate modern slavery within their own organisation and supply chain;
- Notify all existing suppliers of our expectations and their obligations in relation to the prohibition of modern slavery;
- Incorporate anti-slavery and human trafficking obligations into procurement agreements and subcontracting arrangements on a risk assessed basis;
- Include appropriate measures in our due diligence processes for sourcing suppliers, subcontractors and acquisitions on a risk assessed basis;
- Provide training to relevant Group employees to ensure a high level understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking; and
- Where appropriate we will include reference to the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in our policies and procedures.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.
Philip Langrishe Managing Director of Applications in CADD ltd.
Date: October 2023