Modern Slavery Statement

Modern Slavery & Human Trafficking Statement

Percayso Inform Limited (PIL) is committed to preventing modern slavery in its corporate activities and supply chains.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that PIL and its subsidiaries have taken towards ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in their business or supply chains.

This statement was approved by the Board of Percayso Inform Limited on 11th September 2023.

PIL & Human Rights

PIL understands that a human rights based approach is all about ensuring that both the standards and the principles of human rights are integrated into our policies and procedures as well as the day to day running of our business. PIL follow the PANEL approach in relation to Human Rights:

  • Participation – Everyone has the right to participate in decisions which affect their human rights. Participation must be active, free, meaningful and give attention to issues of accessibility, including access to information in a form and a language which can be understood
  • Accountability – Requires effective monitoring of human rights standards as well as effective remedies for human rights breaches. There must be appropriate laws, policies, institutions, administrative procedures and mechanisms of redress in order to secure human rights
  • Non-discrimination and equality – All forms of discrimination in the realisation of rights must be prohibited, prevented and eliminated. It also requires the prioritisation of those in the most marginalised situations who face the biggest barriers to realising their rights.
  • Empowerment of rights holders – Individuals and communities should know their rights. It also means that they should be fully supported to participate in the development of policy and practices which affect their lives and to claim rights where necessary
  • Legality of rights – Recognition of rights as legally enforceable entitlements and is linked in to national and international human rights law

PIL the Organisation

We are a small dynamic organisation headquartered in Nottingham, but serving many UK based organisations. PIL blends consented, public and private data with client data to give insurers a powerful advantage.

PIL & Suppliers

Before engaging with any supplier we ask for evidence of the internal policies and processes they have in place to meet the requirements of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. This is one of the key questions on our due diligence template. Smaller suppliers such as Cleaning Contractors, Facilities Management must demonstrate or evidence how they conduct right to work checks as part of their recruitment process.

PIL will always look to source goods/services from organisations that are reputable and where we can check suitability. Any potential supplier who does not have these policies or procedures in place will be deemed to have not met our minimum requirements. Existing suppliers with policies in place but have been found to not be following them may have their contracts terminated.

Clauses are being added into new contracts with suppliers requiring them to at all times maintain and implement policies designed to ensure that there is no modern slavery in their business or supply chains.

PIL & Employees

All PIL staff are based in the UK, and the majority are engaged in the development, sale administration and marketing of the PIL data enrichment service. PIL does not therefore consider there to be a high risk that the people within its business are the victims of modern slavery or human trafficking. Nevertheless, PIL always strives to ensure it has policies in place to prevent such an occurrence.

PIL conducts a rigorous Employee Vetting Policy to ensure only individuals with the right to work in the UK are employed in our business. During the recruitment process, identity and right to work documentation is obtained.

Where recruitment agencies are used for filling employment vacancies, as per all PIL suppliers, the agency must be able to demonstrate that they are undertaking appropriate right to work and reference checks on PIL’s behalf.

PIL Training and Awareness

This statement and all associated policies are shared with existing and new employees. PIL want all of their employees to understand the importance of ensuring that there is no modern slavery in PIL’s supply chains and requesting that staff raise any concerns that they have.

PIL & Whistleblowing

PIL encourage all of our employees, contractors and business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities or with the supply chain of our business. This includes any circumstance which may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or people trafficking. PIL has procedures in place to enable employees to raise their concerns about wrongful behaviour within our business, including in relation to ethical standards, without fear of reprisal. These procedures are set out in the Whistleblowing Policy which is reviewed at least annually.

PIL Ensuring Ongoing Compliance

PIL has procedures in place to ensure ongoing compliance with the policies referenced in this statement. Adherence to the policies and applicable legislation and guidance is monitored by PIL’s Compliance department.