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Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
This statement sets out Nuvias Group’s* actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains.

As part of the IT distribution industry, Nuvias recognises that it has a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human trafficking and continues to take its responsibility very seriously during the coronavirus pandemic.

The organisation is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.

Organisational structure and supply chains
This statement covers the activities of entities within the Nuvias Group:
Nuvias UC is a solutions-led pan-EMEA distributor that provides services and solutions to enable the channel and vendor community to deliver exceptional business value to customers, enabling a new standard of channel success.

The organisation currently operates in EMEA. Nuvias Group has multiple offices across EMEA which allows the channel to expand and grow across all countries.

Our Group structure is currently split across several regional Hubs that provide support to countries in those regions:

  • North (includes UK & Ireland, Italy and Spain)
  • South (includes France and Benelux)
  • Central (includes Germany, Poland, Switzerland, Austria, Hungary)
  • Eastern (includes Romania, Croatia, Slovenia & Bulgaria).

The following is the process by which the company assesses whether or not particular activities or countries are high risk in relation to slavery or human trafficking:
Responsibility
Responsibility for our anti-slavery initiatives is as follows:

  • Policies: The Nuvias Group Board of Directors, led by the Operations Director, is responsible for putting in place and reviewing policies and the process by which they were developed.
  • Risk assessments: The Nuvias Group Board of Directors, led by the Operations Director, is responsible for the process and broad organisational responsibility for human rights and modern slavery risk analysis.
  • Investigations/due diligence: The Nuvias Group Board of Directors, led by the Operations Director, is responsible for any investigations and due diligence in relation to known or suspected instances of slavery and human trafficking. Their precise roles will be determined by the specific incident and or occurrence at any given time.
  • Training: The Nuvias Group will establish a programme of training in the coming financial year for all relevant staff to enable them to better understand and respond to any identified slavery and human trafficking risks.

Relevant policies
We operate the following policies that describe our approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its operations:

  • Whistleblowing policy: We encourage all our workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of, our organisation. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking. Our whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy for workers to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation.
  • Employee code of conduct: Our code makes clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing our organisation. We strive to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when operating abroad and managing our supply chains.

Due diligence
We undertake due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly review our existing suppliers. Our due diligence and reviews include:

  • Mapping the supply chain broadly to assess particular product or geographical risks of modern slavery and human trafficking;
  • Evaluating the modern slavery and human trafficking risks of each new vendor
  • Reviewing periodically all aspects of the supply chain based on the supply chain mapping;
    Performance indicators.

The Nuvias Group Board of Directors, led by the Operations Director, is responsible for ensuring adequate procedures are in place and are adhered to

* Nuvias Group, which includes Nuvias (UK & Ireland) Limited, Nuvias Global Services Limited, Nuvias UC Limited, Nuvias B.V. (The Netherlands)