Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Optellum Ltd 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.

This policy applies to all of Optellum’s employees, executive officers, trustees, board, consultants, contractors, trainees, seconded staff, home workers, casual workers, agency staff, volunteers, interns, agents, sponsors and anyone associated with Optellum, including third parties.

In the context of this policy, “third party” refers to any individual or organisation our company meets and works with. It refers to actual and potential clients, customers, suppliers, distributors, business contacts, agents, advisers, and government and public bodies – this includes their advisors, representatives and officials, politicians, and public parties.

This policy is not part of employment contracts. Optellum may amend the policy at any time
Aspects of our operations where particular vigilance is required are:

1.1 Recruitment

We conduct eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
We only use recruitment agencies who comply fully with best practice procedures.

1.2 Supplier Selection

Optellum follows a structured approach for the selection of suppliers through tendering and is alert to signs which may indicate malpractice. e.g. prices which are inconsistent with payment of the minimum wage. We encourage staff to notify their manager if they have any concerns.

1.3 Customer Site Visits

We make our staff aware of likely signs of forced labour and human trafficking and encourage them to notify their manager if they have any concerns.