Modern slavery act: Transparency in supply chains Statement for financial year ending 30 September 2022
About our seventh Modern Slavery Statement
Modern slavery is a serious and heinous crime that we do not tolerate in any part of our business or supply chains. We actively endorse and support objectives to eradicate slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking. This statement is published pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes CGI UK’s seventh Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement, for the 2022 financial year (1 October 2021-30 September 2022).
This statement reflects our established commitment to providing safe and fair working conditions for all our employees whom we call ‘members’ as a vast majority are also company shareholders. It also reflects how we work with our suppliers to ensure socially responsible and ethical business practices are embedded throughout our organisation and beyond.
As a services organisation where the majority of our employees are highly skilled and are contracted directly by our company, we consider the risk of modern slavery and forced labour within our workforce to be low. However, we know that modern slavery exists in many different sectors across the world, including here in the UK and in the products and services we procure. We also recognise that companies can be unaware of modern slavery in their supply chain and a robust approach is required in operations and throughout the supply chain.
Most of the suppliers used to procure products and services for CGI UK and our clients are UK-based organisations, which account for 90.2% of supplier spend. 5.6% of spend is associated with suppliers based in the European Union, 4% in North America and less than 1% of suppliers based in other countries. The top five categories of CGI UK procurement spend include IT Products and Maintenance (45.1%), Professional Services (27.5%), Telecommunications (8.9%), HR Services (5.6%), and Facilities Management and Maintenance (5.6%).