Modern slavery is a crime resulting in an abhorrent abuse of the human rights of vulnerable workers. It can take various forms, such as slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking. Storm has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and is committed to acting ethically and with integrity and transparency in all of its business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking are not taking place anywhere within either its own business or in any of its supply chains, consistent with its obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for any UK operations. The Company also expects the same high standards from all of its suppliers, contractors and other business partners and, as part of its contracting processes, it includes specific prohibitions against the use of modern slavery and expects that its suppliers will in turn hold their own suppliers to the same standards.
This standard applies to all individuals working for the Company or on the Company’s behalf in any capacity, including employees, directors, officers, agency workers, volunteers, agents, contractors, consultants, and business partners.
A Microsoft Gold certified partner with 25 years experience, Storm Technology is committed to helping our clients expand the possibilities of what digital technology can achieve for their business.
We work closely with our clients to deliver tailored software solutions that address human, technological and operational challenges. Our team is comprised of highly skilled business professionals, technology experts and change management specialists, who bring business and technology know-how together with a proven project methodology, to deliver a tangible return on investment.
We are a private limited IT consultancy and services provider to private and public businesses, charities and government bodies. Storm is an Irish based company with offices in Dublin, Galway and Belfast.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner.
Storm is committed to compliance with legislation and best practice regarding all our employment practices and policies and will treat every employee with dignity and respect. Employee rights are recognised in every aspect of our policies. We strive at all times to ensure that employees receive fair treatment and just reward for the work they do.
Equal Opportunity Policy:
Storm is committed to equality of opportunity for existing and potential staff members and seeks to promote a work environment free from discrimination in the following areas: gender, marital status, family status, race, religion, sexual orientation, disability, age and membership of the traveller community.
Recruitment and Selection Policy Statement:
Storm Technology is an equal opportunities employer and thus appoints individuals to positions on the basis of their suitability and future potential for the job. Our operating procedures ensure that we deal with 3rd parties of professional standing and that reference checks are carried out on all candidates for our open roles.
Dignity and Respect at Work Policy:
Storm is committed to ensuring that all its employees can work in an environment free from harassment, sexual harassment, and bullying.
Our culture is friendly, and we encourage staff to come to senior management with any questions or concerns they may have. Regardless of level within the Company, requests for information and concerns are treated with respect and responsiveness.
Open Door Policy:
We are committed to promoting a working environment where staff feel comfortable to seek advice and to express their concerns. Storm’s ‘open door policy’ ensures that staff has easy access to their manager or HR to raise any concerns regarding any matters including how colleagues may be treated without fear of reprisal.
Health & Safety Policies:
Storm Technology is committed to ensuring that both employer and employee obligations under the Health & Safety legislation are met. All staff are reminded of their statutory duty to observe all Health and Safety rules and to take the greatest level of care to promote the health and safety at work individually, for their colleagues, clients, contractors and members of the public who come into Storm Technology premises
Training and communication
Regular training on this Statement, and on the risk that the business faces from modern slavery in its supply chains, will be provided to staff as necessary so that they know how to identify exploitation and modern slavery and how to report suspected cases.
The Company’s zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery must be communicated to all suppliers, contractors and other business partners when entering into new or renewed contracts with them.