Our Commitment to Fighting Modern Slavery and Ensuring Human Rights.
Alumni Services Holdings Pte Ltd and its subsidiaries (hereinafter referred to as “Alumni Services Holdings Pte Ltd” or “we” or “us” etc) are dedicated to preserving international human rights standards and fundamentals, such as the International Labour Organisation's (ILO) Core Conventions on child labour, compelled labour, non-discrimination, and the liberty of association, as well as the United Nations' Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights.
All of our dealings with its workers, vendors, clients, affiliates, and the regions in which it functions are governed by human rights values and norms. This declaration is consistent with our existing procedures and policies for reducing the dangers of contemporary slavery in its distribution chain.
These procedures and policies comprise:
- Corporate Ethics
- A code of behaviour
- Supplier a code of behaviour
- Process for Do-We-Bid
- Whistleblowing Policy Against Bribery and Fraud
- Anti-Fraud Procedures
- Data Protection
- Diversity, Inclusiveness, and Equality Guidelines
- Employment procedures
- Quality Control Framework, ISO 9001
To ensure that the danger of non-compliance with the Modern Slavery Act is minimised, we shall assess our policies, methods, and protocols in connection to our business operations and supplier involvement on an annual basis. Conversations between important stakeholders are still encouraged by us in order to identify and expose potential hotspots for contemporary slavery in our industry.
As our company expands, we'll keep learning more about the possible effects on human rights that our actions and the company we operate might have, and we'll work to improve the tools and procedures we employ.
2. Our supply chain
Our consulting company is well renowned for assisting customers in resolving complicated issues with technology solutioning, organisational design, operational models, performance enhancement, sourcing and purchasing digital technologies, and associated managed services.
Currently, we employ about 80 consultants worldwide, and we also have a pool of associates and independent contractors that we may utilise when we need more manpower or specialised knowledge than we presently have on staff. We are committed to upholding a just and moral workplace for all of our employees and to guaranteeing adherence to all relevant laws.
We work to provide a friendly, supportive workplace where people are encouraged to be themselves. Our culture informs how we operate and reflects our values:
- Integrity and Accountability: 'We will do what we say and do it well'
- Collaboration: 'How we do things is as important as what we do'
- Sense of Humour and Perspective: 'We take our work seriously but not ourselves'
- Positive Pragmatism: 'Anything is possible but not everything is sensible
Our Culture Team is in charge of tying our values to daily operations at our company. They spearhead significant projects and events that unite us by serving as defenders and promoters of our beliefs.
Additionally, as a component of our dedication to social benefit and the environment, as a company we are working to make a contribution in 3 particular areas:
- People who wish to be growing
- Strive for equality via fairness
- Protecting the environment
At our company, we believe that it is essential to fulfil current needs while without sacrificing the capacity of subsequent generations to satisfy theirs, and we are working to become a responsible company.
We have established a culture surrounding our principles and strive to live them out in all we believe and perform, in conjunction with our Code of Ethics.
As we perform business across the world, our workforce is held to the standards outlined in our code of ethics. We uphold the principles and ideals outlined in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights of the United Nations, which recognizes, specifically: the right to respect and integrity, the outlawing of all forms of discrimination, the liberty of association and assembly, the freedom of speech, in addition to the right to employment and equal pay for comparable work.
Accordingly, we have no tolerance for modern slavery or people smuggling in any kind, and we demand that all businesses involved in our supply chain uphold these standards. We demand that our suppliers uphold all internationally recognized human rights as well as the UK Modern Slavery Act of 2015.
As a professional service supplier, we lack a significant supply chain. Our business primarily deals with the following suppliers:
- specialised smaller consulting firms
- vendors of computer hardware and software
- Office supplies, furniture, and general maintenance providers
- providers of meeting catering services
- utilities distributors
- employers' agencies
- organisations and corporations that promote learning
To acquire goods and hire people, we work with trustworthy vendors and organisations. All of the above, minimises the possibility that we are involved in modern slavery.
3. Due Diligence
We will keep an eye on risk levels all throughout our supply chain, and we're ready to take the necessary steps (including terminating our agreements with suppliers) if any indications of the use of modern slavery are found. As stated in our Supplier Code of Conduct, we are dedicated to collaborating with suppliers and clients that share our commitment to performing business in a morally and socially acceptable manner.
We have put in place a thorough due diligence procedure to find and reduce modern slavery risks in its operations and supply chain. We take advantage of this external, managed platform as well.
We always perform our due diligence to confirm any and all of our new suppliers.
4. Information and Instructional Training
Each year, all workers are required to undergo a specialised Modern Slavery Module as part of our onboarding process. All staff are also given communications once a year to remind them to be on the lookout for any indications of Modern Slavery Act violations in their daily work. Our staff are additionally trained on other rules, such as the Do-We-Bid procedure, and significant pieces of law that assist the avoidance of modern slavery in our supply chain in order to guarantee a high level of conformity.
Every year, the company itself sends out letters to all of its workers to remind them of the significance of being watchful for any indications of violations of the Modern Slavery Act in their professional work. All employees may view this as it is also placed on The Hub, our internal corporate website.
The following will be carried out by one of our senior members to make sure we keep current with the most recent industry standards:
- participation in at least one seminar on modern slavery every three years, such as those offered by Thomson Reuters, CPD, or The Human Trafficking Institute.
- Participate in industry forums, such as the PRI Forum, the Human Trafficking Foundation, and the Freedom from Slavery Forum (Principles of Responsible Investment).
- Subscription to channels for industrial communication.
5. Our Efficiency
We can assess the efficacy of our procedures and the actions we are doing to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our operations and supply chain, including but not restricted to:
- As long as there are no worker reports,
- As long as the general population doesn't report anything
- As long as no police or law enforcement organisations send any reports
- By performing high-quality audits, making sure that our due diligence procedure has been completed, and making sure that a clear trail is left as proof.
6. Management endorsement
This declaration, which is our slavery and human trafficking declaration, is made in accordance with section 54 (1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.