Modern Slavery Statement
Modern Slavery Statement
This statement has been published in accordance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It sets out the steps taken by Kainos Group plc and other relevant group companies (Kainos) during the year ending 31 March 2022 to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains.
Kainos provides Customers with IT services, consulting services and digital software solutions across multiple industry sectors. Kainos incorporates the following trading subsidiary companies:
- Kainos Software Limited
- Kainos Software Ireland Limited
- Kainos Software Poland Spolka z.o.o.
- Kainos Evolve Limited
- Kainos Evolve Inc.
- Kainos Worksmart Limited
- Kainos Worksmart Inc.
- Kainos Worksmart GmbH
- Kainos WorkSmart ApS
- Kainos Worksmart SAS
- Kainos Canada Inc.
- Kainos WorkSmart Oy
- KW Software Oy
- Kainos AB
- Kainos the Netherlands B.V.
- Kainos Belgium BV
- Kainos OÜ
- Kainos Worksmart S.R.L.
- Kainos AS
- Formulate Kainos Limited
- Kainos Planning, LLC
- Blackline Group, Inc.
Our Policies and Principles
Kainos does not tolerate slavery or human trafficking within its business operations and takes a risk-based approach regarding its supply chains. Kainos supports the enactment and enforcement of human trafficking laws that recognise and protect victims while holding traffickers accountable. Kainos operates a whistleblowing policy which encourages staff to report any wrongdoing, this extends to human rights violations, like Modern Slavery.
Kainos has business relationships with software vendors and distributors based predominately within Europe and the USA. The software business sector is not considered one most ‘at risk’ and no Kainos subsidiary company has intricate supply chains (or partnerships) with businesses based in impoverished regions of the world, where labour laws are non-existent or are not enforced.
Kainos conducts supplier due diligence audits on our existing suppliers to ensure that they have robust Modern Slavery policies in place.
Kainos carries out employment checks to ensure that employees have the necessary documentation to legally work in the UK (or the country in which they are employed) and no-one under the legal minimum age for admission to work is ever employed by Kainos.
Training and Awareness
Kainos has rolled out mandatory e-learning training course for all employees, which covers:
- Awareness as to the various forms of modern slavery in which people can be held and exploited;
- How employees can identify the signs of slavery and human slavery;
- How employees should respond if they suspect slavery or human trafficking;
- A formal attestation from employees that they will abide by Kainos’ modern slavery prevention policies.
Kainos does not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in slavery or human trafficking. We understand that Modern Slavery risk is not static, we actively monitor our supply chains and undertake selective due diligence, we will immediately implement risk mitigation and remedial measures should the situation change.
This statement was approved by the board of Kainos Group plc.