Asystec Modern Slavery Statement

Organisation

This statement applies to Asystec. The information included in the statement refers to the financial year 2021.

Organisational structure

Our people are the core of our business, and we maintain the highest standard of industry knowledge through a team of Architects and Engineers that are certified to the highest standard, and also bring a wealth of real-world experience with them. Our value proposition is our constant drive for innovation.

We have offices throughout Ireland including Limerick, Cork, and Dublin. We also have an office in Minnesota, USA.

Asystec are an award-winning, data management company, who design innovative solutions for our customers to help them identify, secure, and manage their key data assets within their organisation. As a customer driven organisation, we partner and align with the best of breed market leading vendors in order to deliver the most value to the customer. We identify how to complement, and ensure quantitative commercial and technical value, from the solutions sold. We promise a clear communication channel with end-to-end solution ownership throughout pre-sales, implementation and post sales, across our 6 core divisions: Datacentre, Security, End User Computing / Mobility, Cloud, Services and Renewals Management.

Asystec is committed to acting professionally and with integrity in all its business dealings and relationships whether in Ireland, UK or abroad. In this context, Asystec has created a dedicated Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy. We will review this policy and its operation in practice, at least on an annual basis.

Definitions

Asystec considers that modern slavery encompasses:

• Human trafficking.

• Forced work, through mental or physical threat.

• Being owned or controlled by an employer through mental or physical abuse of the threat of abuse.

• Being dehumanised, treated as a commodity or being bought or sold as property.

• Being physically constrained or to have restriction placed on freedom of movement.

Commitment

Asystec acknowledges its responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery and commits to complying with any current legislation in place. Asystec understands that this requires an ongoing review of both its internal practices in relation to its labour force and, additionally, its supply chains.

Asystec does not enter business with any other organisation, in the Republic of Ireland or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to involve itself in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour. 

No labour provided to Asystec in the pursuance of the provision of its own services is obtained by means of slavery or human trafficking. Asystec strictly adheres to the minimum standards required in relation to its responsibilities under relevant employment legislation in Ireland and overseas and in many cases exceeds those minimums in relation to its employees.

Steps

Asystec operates in an industry with a low-risk exposure to Modern Slavery (as described in the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015), and our approach to this is proportionate based on the level of inherent risk in our supply chains. Asystec carries out due diligence processes in relation to ensuring slavery and/or human trafficking does not take place in its organisation or supply chains, including conducting a review of the controls of its suppliers.

Asystec has not, to its knowledge, conducted any business with another organisation which has been found to have involved itself with modern slavery.

Key performance indicators

Asystec has set the following key performance indicators to measure its effectiveness in ensuring modern slavery is not taking place within the organisation or its supply chains.

  • Robust recruitment processes in line with Republic of Ireland or Northern Ireland (UK) employment law (as applicable), including “right to work” document checks, contracts of employment, and checks to ensure all employees are above minimum working age (16).
  • Market-related pay and reward, which is reviewed annually.