Modern Slavery Act
The Heywood Group incorporates Apus Bidco Limited, Aquilaheywood Limited, Heywood Limited, i-Connect Software Limited, and ATMOS Data Services Limited.
The Group provides pensions administration software solutions and offers a wide-ranging portfolio of ancillary products and services.
This statement covers the Group’s financial year ending 30 April 2023.
We do not tolerate any form of slavery or human trafficking within our business operations.
The software services industry is not considered to be a high-risk industry. However, the steps we have taken to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place in our organisation, or our supply chains are set out below.
The Heywood Group operates only in the UK.
We have robust recruitment and onboarding processes with multiple checks built in to ensure that all individuals employed by us have the legal right to work in the UK, are paid a fair salary, are of the required minimum age to work, and are not subject to human trafficking or forced labour.
We ensure that all employees complete training to raise awareness of modern slavery issues.
We operate the following policies that support our approach to modern slavery and human trafficking:
- Whistleblowing policy We encourage all our employees to report any concerns they may have. Our whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy for employees to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation.
- 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 at all times.
- Human Rights Our human rights policy sets out our position of respecting and protecting human rights.
All suppliers and business partners that we work with are subject to due diligence which includes requiring confirmation that they comply with the Act, that no form of modern slavery exists in their workforce or supply chain, and that they provide safe and fair working conditions for all staff.
We conduct regular audits of our suppliers.
All supplier and business partner contracts require prior approval at senior management level.
Sian Jones, Interim Chief Executive Officer