Modern Slavery Statement


This statement covers the activities of The IASME Consortium Limited, and its subsidiary, UK Cyber Security Forum, and complies with both the letter and spirit of the law, in accordance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.  It outlines the steps that The IASME Consortium, here after referred to as IASME, has taken to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within these entities, its Certification Bodies or our supply chains. 

Modern slavery and human trafficking continues to be a hidden blight on our global society.  We all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and the wider supply chain.  IASME is committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all our business dealings and to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate and operational activities. 

Our Structure  

IASME is majorly a Certification and Compliance business, employing over 90 personnel.  Its activities are supported by over 300 Certification Bodies licensed and trained by IASME. 

Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking:  

IASME has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking.  We expect all those in our supply chain, contractors and Certification Bodies to comply with our values.  We have the following principles to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner:  

  • Supply Chain –IASME is wholly committed to ethical trading principles and to acquiring goods and services without harm to others.  We maintain an awareness of the requirements within this statement and use all reasonable endeavours to ensure there is no evidence of slavery or human trafficking. IASME will not support or deal with any business involved in slavery or human trafficking. 
  • Training – Our leadership team are responsible for compliance.  All employees receive an induction into the business where our policies, procedures and expectations are outlined. This ‘statement’ forms part of that induction. 
  • Recruitment – We conduct robust checks on any new employees, including right to work in the UK to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will. 

Whistleblowing Policy  

Our whistleblowing policy seeks to ensure that all employees and contractors can raise serious concerns which they believe indicate malpractice or wrongdoing within IASME, without fear of any repercussions, disciplinary action or jeopardising their position within the Company. Our employees can report any suspicions of slavery either through the Company Whistleblowing Policy or externally to the Modern Slavery Helpline: Tel: 0800 0121 700 

As IASME is part of the Phenna Group, this statement will be regularly reviewed and updated as necessary with the approval of the Phenna Group Board.  

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