Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement January 2020
This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement relates to actions and activities during the financial year January 2020/2021
The statement sets down Rapid Personnel Ltd.’ s commitment to preventing slaver y and human trafficking in our business activities and the steps we have put in place with the aimof ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our own business and supply chains. We all have a duty to be alert to risks, however small. Staff are expected to report their concerns and management to act upon them.
Organisational structure and supply chains
This statement covers the business activit ies of Rapid Personnel which are as follows:
The supp ly of temporary staff to the private and public sector. We operate from one UK location which provides staff on a temporary basis to our clients. Rapid Personnel consists of 2 company directors and the branch has its own manager to oversee aspects such as compliance to REC and GLA regulations.
The Company currently operates in the following countries:
The following is the process by which the Company assesses w het her particular activities or countries are high risk in relation to modern slavery or human trafficking:
The most prominent concern wit h regards to supp lying temporary workers is illegal gangmastering of workers. Rapid Personnel have processes in place to assess any potential breach by strictly following GLA guidelines. Rapid Personnel systems can identify any duplicate bank details and proof of bank details of each person registered are taken to ensure payments are made directly to each individual.
High Risk Activities
The following activities are considered to be at high risk of modern slavery or human trafficking:
The supply of large numbers of non-UK nationals.
Responsibility for the Company’s anti-slavery initiatives is as fo llows:
1.1 Policies: The Directors are responsible for creating and review ing policies. The process by which policies are developed is;
Rapid Personnel Ltd Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 1st of January 2020
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
By engaging with the organisations that regulate the recruitment industry such as REC, GLA to keep policies and procedures up to date.
1.2 Risk assessments: The Directors are responsible for risk assessments in respect of human rights and modern slavery by a process of carrying out assessments of branches candidate profiles and internal and external audits.
1.3 Due diligence: The Directors are responsible for due diligence in relation to known or suspected instances of modern slavery and human trafficking.
To ensure a good understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains, the Company ensures that all staff are briefed on the act during induction.
The Company is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our business or our supply chains. This Statement affirms its intention to act ethically in our business relationships.
The following policies set down our approach to the identification of modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in our operations:
2.1 Whistleblowing policy – the Company encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to its direct activities or its supply chains.
2.2 Employee Code of Conduct – The Code of Conduct sets down the actions and behaviour expected of employees when representing the Company.
2.3 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) Policy – The Company’s CSR policy summarises how we work responsibly with suppliers and local communities. Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking. The Company undertakes due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and regularly reviews its existing suppliers. The Company’s due diligence process includes building long-standing relationships with suppliers and making clear our expectations of business partners and evaluating the modern slavery and human trafficking risks of each new supplier.
The Company uses the following key performance indicators (KPls) to measure how effective we are in ensuring slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains including Temporary Worker complaints received and results of audits. This Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement will be regularly reviewed and updated as necessary. The Board of Directors endorses this policy statement and is fully committed to its implementation.