Modern Slavery Statement

Updated 04 January 2019

About Competence

Competence Development Limited (‘Competence’) is a SaaS company with software products and services that enable businesses to capture, manage, and analyse data to drive performance improvements in the knowledge, skills and behaviours - or competencies - of individuals and groups under their care.

Competence is an English entity, the turnover of which is currently below the statutory requirement for a public modern slavery statement. However, we feel that it is important to demonstrate our commitment towards ensuring that modern slavery does not take place within our organisation. This is our first published modern slavery statement.

Modern Slavery Statement

This statement (the Statement) is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act) on behalf of Competence Development Limited, which is incorporated in England and Wales (registered number 07422326).

Our commitment

Modern slavery and human trafficking are fundamental violations of human rights and abhorrent crimes. We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and are committed to improving our practices to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking does not take place within Competence's own business or in its direct and indirect supply chains.

Supply Chain

As a SaaS company, Competence does not have an extensive range of local or international suppliers where modern slavery or human trafficking would generally be a material risk and none of our suppliers are key to our businesses’ success.

Competence relies on its suppliers to self-audit or monitor their supply chains. Competence does not require written certifications from suppliers expressly confirming and verifying their compliance with slavery and human trafficking laws, but Competence may terminate its relationship with individuals or organisations who work on its behalf if it suspects breaches of the Act or other relevant anti-slavery and human trafficking legislation or of this policy.

Human Resources

We ensure that Competence's recruitment process is in line with UK Employment Laws and is reviewed on an ongoing basis. All new employees are made aware of this Statement during their Induction process.