This Modern Slavery Statement is a response to Section 54(1), Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act and relates to actions and activities taken by Ideal Health Consultants Limited for the financial year ending 31st July 2023. The prevention of Modern Slavery is a part of Ideal’s broader human rights agenda and Ideal is committed to anti-slavery, fostering a Companywide consensus of how to minimise the risk of slavery occurring within the Company’s operations and supply chains. This document outlines the actions taken by Ideal Health and substates the Company’s commitment through transparency, describing our supplier chain and business processes. Ideal has and will continue to regularly monitor and update this document within 6 months of Ideal Health’s financial year ending, as is directed within the Modern Slavery Act.
2.0 Business, Structure & Supply Chains
Ideal Health is a professional services provider exclusively offering organisations within the Healthcare sector strategic consultancy, project delivery and specialist resource services to help navigate their digital transformation journeys. Ideal is able to offer these services at various stages of the healthcare investment life cycle, from strategy and pre-procurement through implementation and into ongoing operation and optimisation.
Ideal Health operates using a base office of internal staff alongside contracting external Consultants to help implement and successfully deliver projects for our Clients. As such, Ideal Health’s supply chain consists of various global enterprises who provide the IT and EPR systems, the computer software and equipment which is often being implemented, consultants performing research and consultancy services.
Ideal Health will continue to actively regulate the supply chain with due diligence in relation to slavery and human trafficking. Ideal Health ensures that all sectors of our supply chain are aware and adhere to our policies, enforcing a commitment to human rights at all levels of business. If there is ever any evidence of failure to comply with our policies and procedures by any of our suppliers, Ideal Health will act accordingly to terminate immediately and report to the appropriate authorities any potential incidences.
3.0 Company Anti-Slavery and Human Rights Policies
Ideal Health is committed to upholding and promoting Anti-slavery rhetoric in all endeavours and works actively to eliminate risk of violation of human rights in any kind. Ideal ensures all staff are aware and trained in awareness of modern slavery and how to eliminate risk of it happening. As such, several internal polices operate to ensure that Ideal is conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These polices are governed by all legislation concerning Human Rights and designed to be actively anti-slavery. Such policies include, but are not limited to:
- Equal Opportunities and Valuing Diversity Policy
- Code of Conduct
- Health and Safety Policy
- Recruitment Policy
- Recruitment of Ex-Offenders and Criminal Record Holder Policy
- Disclosure and Barring Service Policy
- Standards of Good Practice
- Whistleblowing Policy
- Regulated Working Hours Policy
- Training Process
This list is not exhaustive, and Ideal ensures that all staff and suppliers are actively aware of and adhere to these same standards. All staff are further indoctrinated into the Company with the necessary training, which is in accordance with UK Core Skills Training Framework and details how to avoid exploitation of labour.
4.0 Due Diligence
As a part of Ideal Health’s efforts to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring within our supply chains, we have adopted the following due diligence procedures:
- Identifying and actioning potential risks in our business and supply chains
- Monitoring potential risks in our business and supply chains
- Reducing the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and supply chains.
Ideal Health further ensures a commitment to regulating and upholding this process of due diligence through our internal recruitment processes and external resourcing activities. For further information regarding Ideal Health’s compliance with such legislation as the Immigration Act (2014), identity authentication process and commitment to equality of opportunity, please refer to the policies listed above in section 3.0.
5.0 Ensuring Effectiveness & Identifying Risks
Ideal Health’s Board of Directors is committed to adhering the high standards of cooperate governance, ensuring that Ideal Health is managed in a socially responsible and ethical way throughout all transactions. Ideal Health will employ the highest ethical and professional standards, consistently complying with all local laws and regulations applicable to the business.
To consistently ensure the effectiveness of our policies and continue monitoring potential risk, we are committed to our due diligence process. The Directors of Ideal are responsible for ensuring that all staff in their corresponding teams, and the staff body, is committed to the cause.
Ideal Health uses Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to measure the effectiveness and ensure that slavery and human trafficking do not take place in its business supply chains.
Whilst Ideal Health has assessed using the KPI’s and through our approach to governance that there is a low risk of any incidences of slavery or other Human Rights violations within its supply chain, all procedures and commitments outlined above will be explicitly implemented if an occasion ever occurs. Ideal Health will continue to review the effectiveness of the relevant policies and procedures, KPI’s and suppliers within the supply chain. To minimise risk as much as possible for any stage of business becoming implicit in an act violating the Human Rights Act 1998, The Modern Slavery Act 2015 and any other relevant legislation. Ideal is committed to ensuring this statement is reviewed and updated with integrity annually.
The statement was approved by the Board of Directors, Chris Brimble as current CEO of the Company will be the signatory. The Board of Directors are therefore responsible for the enforcement and monitoring of this statement.
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