Modern Slavery Statement

Modern Slavery Act 2015

Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement for Year Ended 31 December 2023

The Company did not meet the turnover threshold applicable under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in the period covered by this statement. However, we have compiled this statement to underline our commitment to the eradication of modern slavery. This statement applies to all persons working for us or on our behalf in any capacity, including employees at all levels, directors, officers, agency workers, apprentices, contractors, external consultants and business partners.

Numed Holdings Ltd (Numed) has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery. We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We are committed to operating ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains. Staff are expected and encouraged to report concerns to management, who in turn are expected to act upon them.

Organisational structure and supply chains

Numed is a privately-owned business and operates solely from the UK, where all its staff are based. We therefore have tight control over the recruitment and training of all staff. All new employees are required to provide passports or other forms of acceptable ID and, if necessary, proof of their eligibility to work in the UK in line with current UK legislation.

Numed has a limited supply chain, many suppliers being UK based. Non-UK based suppliers are located in Europe, USA or China.

Risk assessment

Numed has undertaken a risk assessment to identify areas which may be of higher risk for modern slavery. Under this, we have identified the following factors which we believe make the risk of modern slavery in our organisation or supply chain very low.

Staff knowledge and resource: our staff are highly skilled in our field of work and we only recruit staff who have the skillsets which match our requirements. All staff are paid above the UK minimum wage requirement, and we actively invest in training and developing our staff, including using apprentices where possible.

Geographical markets: we operate within the UK and our customers are primarily UK-based. The UK has stringent legislation and awareness of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking.

Activities: Numed operates in the human and animal healthcare markets where the prevalence of modern slavery is lower risk, due to the high level of technical skill and knowledge required by people associated with our products and services.

Compliance: we take compliance with Data Protection including GDPR, Health & Safety and relevant legislative standards very seriously, with requirements and training routinely communicated to staff.

Due diligence

We have worked with most of our product suppliers and service providers for many years and from them require a designated standard for all products or development work done. We operate a quality management system to ISO9001 and we will refuse to accept any product or work undertaken by them if it does not pass our standards of quality control.

Due of the size and nature of our business, we do not tend to enter into any procurement contracts with third parties.


The Directors and senior management are responsible for the implementation and monitoring of this policy. All employees are responsible for reading and complying with the contents of this policy. Failure to comply with the policy is a disciplinary matter and will be dealt with through our normal disciplinary procedures.

Whistleblowing: if a staff member believes that Numed or one of its suppliers is engaging in modern slavery then they should raise this with the Managing Director as soon as they are aware. All issues raised will be thoroughly investigated and the relevant authorities notified. Full details of our whistleblowing policy are available to all staff via our staff handbook.

We reserve the right to terminate our contract without notice and notify the authorities if any of our suppliers is found to be in breach of modern slavery laws.