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GOVERNANCE

As we grow we’re continually developing our business policies which contain the guidelines that govern the activities of Business Intelligence Theorems. As you would expect, we take information secuirty management seriously. BITs maintains and reviews internal policies in line with ISO/IEC 27001 and NIST standards.

ANTI BRIBERY STATEMENT

Business Intelligence Theorems is committed to conducting its business professionally and with honesty and integrity at all times and complies fully with the Bribery Act 2010.

Our employees including specialist contractors are not permitted to give any gift, hospitality or incur any expenses in relation to a current or prospective customer, supplier or employee without first obtaining authorisation from the company’s directors. The company acknowledges that genuine business hospitality or the carrying out of promotional activities proportionate to the business is reasonable and notes that such activities are not considered Bribery by the act.

Employees including specialist contractors are not permitted to receive or accept any gift or hospitality of any sort without first obtaining authorisation from the company’s directors.

Business Intelligence Theorems strictly prohibits the giving of any donation to any political party or representative of any political party, either at local or national government level.

We are pleased to support local charities and considers such support as being a key part of supporting the local community in which we operate.

This statement is approved by the Directors of Business Intelligence Theorems.

Ketan Patel
Principal, Business Intelligence Theorems

ENVIRONMENT STATEMENT

Business Intelligence Theorems recognises its responsibility to the environment and is committed to minimising the impact of our activities by assessing our environmental impact as part of our day to day operations.

Our overall aim is to reduce the impacts associated with day-to-day operations while complying with relevant environmental legislation, reducing environmental impacts, increasing awareness, adopting best practice and maintaining value for money in all that we do.

We aim to:
– Minimise waste within day to day operations, ensuring we are as efficient as possible,
– Actively encourage green travel to minimise emissions,
– Actively recycling both internally and amongst our clients, contractors and suppliers

This statement is approved by the Directors of Business Intelligence Theorems.

Ketan Patel
Principal, Business Intelligence Theorems

EQUALITY AND DIVERSITY STATEMENT

Business Intelligence Theorems recognises the contribution of all our employees, contractors and suppliers. Our aims are to be supportive, fair and free from discrimination. We adopt a zero tolerance approach to any form of discrimination based on age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation.

We recognise that employees have rights to work in a supportive, safe and harassment-free environment and have individual and collective responsibility to value and respect each other’s contributions. We respect and uphold the dignity of all our employees, contractors and suppliers and value the contribution they make in the workplace. We are committed to providing a working environment that is free from bullying and harassment and where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.

Business Intelligence Theorems endeavours to ensure that the purchase of goods, services and facilities is undertaken in line with our equality and diversity commitments. We will endeavour to use suppliers who share our values on equality of opportunity and diversity.

Business Intelligence Theorems will not discriminate on the basis of age, disability, gender reassignment, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity, race, religion or belief, sex and sexual orientation in the allocation of employees employed in any position. All employees and specialist contractors are considered solely on their merits for career development and promotion with equal opportunities for all. All employees are required to comply with our equality aims and to treat colleagues with dignity and respect. We promote a family-friendly and flexible working environment.

This statement is approved by the Directors of Business Intelligence Theorems.

Ketan Patel
Principal, Business Intelligence Theorems

MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT

This policy is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Business Intelligence Theorems has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.

Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Business Intelligence Theorems has a zero-tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery or human trafficking. We would not work with any organisation where it was known they were non-compliant to UK legislation.

Business Intelligence Theorems are committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings.

Although committed to carrying out proper due diligence, as a Professional Services supplier, Business Intelligence Theorems considers the risk of modern slavery occurring within its business to be low due to the nature of its business and limited supply chain. This policy applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, contractors, specialist consultants, suppliers and business partners.

The Directors of Business Intelligence Theorems have overall responsibility for ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations, and that all those under our control comply with it. The prevention, detection and reporting of modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chains is the responsibility of all those working for us or under our control. Everyone is required to avoid any activity that might lead to, or suggest, a breach of this policy.

We aim to encourage openness and will support anyone who raises genuine concerns in good faith under this policy, even if they turn out to be mistaken. We are committed to ensuring no one suffers any detrimental treatment as a result of reporting in good faith a suspicion that modern slavery of whatever form is or may be taking place in any part of our own business or in any of our supply chains.

Our zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery is communicated to all suppliers, contractors and business partners at the outset of our business relationship with them and reinforced as appropriate thereafter. Any employee who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct. We may terminate our relationship with other individuals and organisations working on our behalf if they breach this policy.

This statement is approved by the Directors of Business Intelligence Theorems.

Ketan Patel
Principal, Business Intelligence Theorems

LABOUR STANDARDS STATEMENT
Business Intelligence Theorems has made a commitment to ensure that it maintains at least the minimum labour standards at all times.

The following minimum labour standards have been formulated by reference to Social Accountability International’s SA8000 Standard and the UN Universal Declaration on Human Rights.

Child labour

Business Intelligence Theorems shall not engage or support the use of child labour, where a child is defined as any person under 15 years of age.

Where Business Intelligence Theorems employs or engages young workers (between the ages of 15 to 18 years), for example on work experience, it shall ensure that the standard working hours are 09:00 hours until 17:00 hours. Further it shall be ensured that combined time for their work and transportation will not exceed 10 hours a day and that their work will not exceed 8 hours a day. Business Intelligence Theorems shall not engage or employ any young person to work during night hours.

Suitable risk assessments shall be completed to ensure that any young workers are not exposed to any situations that are hazardous or unsafe to their physical and mental health and development.

Forced or compulsory labour

Business Intelligence Theorems shall not engage in, or support the use of, forced or compulsory labour.

Business Intelligence Theorems shall not:
– retain any original identification papers,
– require personnel to pay ‘deposits’ upon commencing employment,
– withhold any part of any personnel’s salary, benefits, property or documents to force such personnel to continue working for Business Intelligence Theorems,
– allow any employment fees or costs to be borne in whole, or in part, by the workers.

Business Intelligence Theorems supports and accepts the principle that all personnel have the right to leave the workplace premises after completing their standard workday and are free to terminate their employment provided they give reasonable notice.

Business Intelligence Theorems does not engage in, or support, human trafficking.

Health and safety

Business Intelligence Theorems shall provide safe and healthy office environments and shall take effective steps to prevent potential health and safety incidents and occupational injury or illness arising out of, or associated with, or occurring in, the course of the work.

Business Intelligence Theorems shall provide:
– an effective and up-to-date Environmental Health and Safety Policy together with induction and refresher training,
– personnel with appropriate personal protective equipment at its own cost,
– training to allow personnel to undertake effective risk assessments relevant to their roles and working environments,
– qualified first aiders in each office to assist in the event of a workplace accident,
– free access to clean toilet facilities and potable water within the offices for the use of all personnel’
– tools and equipment by which on-site investigations can be conducted in a safe manner.

Business Intelligence Theorems endorses that all personnel have the right to remove themselves from imminent serious danger without seeking permission.

Freedom of association and the right to collective bargaining

Freedom of association is respected and Business Intelligence Theorems shall comply with local labour relations legislation in this regard, throughout its offices worldwide.

All persons shall have a right to form, join and organise trade unions of their choice and to bargain collectively. Business Intelligence Theorems shall respect this right and there will be no negative consequences or retaliation.

Business Intelligence Theorems shall prohibit any discrimination, harassment, or intimidation against any staff engaged in collective bargaining.

Discrimination

Business Intelligence Theorems shall not engage or support discrimination in hiring, remuneration, access to training, promotion, termination or retirement based on race, national or territorial or social origin, caste, religion, disability, gender, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, marital status, union membership, political opinions, age or any other condition that could give rise to discrimination.

Business Intelligence Theorems shall not allow any behaviour that is threatening, abusive, exploitative or sexually coercive, including gestures, language and physical contact, in the workplace.

Disciplinary practices

Business Intelligence Theorems shall treat all personnel with dignity and respect. Business Intelligence Theorems shall not engage in, or support, the use of corporal punishment, mental or physical coercion or verbal abuse of personnel. No harsh or inhumane treatment is permitted.

Working hours

Business Intelligence Theorems shall comply with applicable laws, collective bargaining agreements (where applicable) and industry standards on working hours, breaks and public holidays. The normal working week, not including overtime, shall be defined by any applicable legislation but shall not exceed 48 hours.

All overtime work is voluntary and will not exceed 12 hours per week, unless there is a short-term business need and all parties agree with the terms.

Remuneration

Business Intelligence Theorems shall ensure that wages for a normal week, not including overtime, shall always meet at least legal or industry minimum standards and are sufficient to meet the basic needs of personnel.

Business Intelligence Theorems shall not make deductions from wages for disciplinary purposes.

All overtime is reimbursed at a premium rate, as defined by national law.

Business Intelligence Theorems shall ensure that personnel’s wages and benefits are clearly and separately detailed in writing for each pay period. Personnel will be paid all wages and benefits in a manner convenient to them and not in delayed or restricted forms.

Business Intelligence Theorems shall not use labour only contracting arrangements, consecutive short-term contracts and / or false apprenticeship.

This statement is approved by the Directors of Business Intelligence Theorems.

Ketan Patel
Principal, Business Intelligence Theorems