Covid Testing Network Ltd (“CTN”/"we") believe that all businesses have a vital role to play in tackling modern slavery.
CTN is committed to ensuring that its corporate activities and supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking. We are dedicated to creating a culture and ethic where business is conducted with honesty and integrity and everyone is treated with dignity and respect. It is for this reason that CTN has zero tolerance to modern-slavery, and is committed to ensuring that it is not complicit in, any forms of slavery, servitude, forced labour and human trafficking ("Modern Slavery"). Similarly, we expect the same commitment from all of our employees, contractors, suppliers, and other business partners.
CTN is an intermediary between suppliers, laboratories and entities requiring COVID-19 testing.
CTN does not act as a producer or manufacturer or distributor of tangible physical goods and, as such, has no supply chains regarding any such activities.
Most of the supply chains involved in CTN business are accredited laboratories. Those laboratories wishing to do business with CTN must enter into written terms of business agreements which outline the responsibilities of each party in relation to the provision of COVID-19 testing and such agreements contain clauses which ensure the prevention of Modern Slavery within the supply chain.
CTN’s supply chains also include third party suppliers of IT services; telecoms; facilities marketing and branding materials; and consultancy and professional service firms, such as audit, tax, legal, services.
All laboratories are accredited with UKAS. As CTN’s supply chains are largely comprised of regulated entities and professional service companies, we consider there is a low risk of Modern Slavery.
CTN has decided that it will ensure, in all of its internal workings as well as business with its subcontractors and suppliers, that relevant checks and balances are implemented, to prevent any form of Modern Slavery.
CTN has determined and implemented various risk assessment measures to prevent Modern Slavery practices both in its operations and through its supply chain.
Additionally, we actively promote whistleblowing to ensure that our employees and contractors can voice any concerns about Modern Slavery without fear of repercussion. This statement will be periodically disseminated to employees and will be available on CTN's website and intranet.
We commit to continually review our business and supply chain to identify any areas which may be at risk of contravening the Modern Slavery Act and take the necessary steps to mitigate any risks identified.
This statement has been approved by CTN’s Board of Directors and is signed by our Timothy Perkin on its behalf.
For and on behalf of Covid Testing Network Ltd
9 December 2020