The RCI Group Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2023
The RCI Group is committed to acting ethically and with integrity and this modern slavery and human trafficking statement details our commitment to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”). The statement applies to the activities of all companies within RCI Group Limited’s group of companies (together “RCI”).
- Organisation structure and supply chains
RCI stands for Respect, Courage, and Innovation. We bring together businesses who want to improve people’s lives.
Further details about what we do can be found on our website.
- Policies in relation to slavery and human trafficking
RCI has the following policies which support our approach to slavery and human trafficking:
- Sustainable Purchasing Policy
- Supplier Code of Conduct
Individual businesses within RCI have internal policies that support our commitment to eradicating modern slavery, such as:
- Freedom to Speak Up – Whistleblowing Policy
- Dignity and Respect Policy
- Bullying and Harassment Policy
- Safeguarding Adults/Children Policy
- Due diligence process
RCI will require all suppliers to observe the Sustainable Purchasing Policy and Supplier Code of Conduct. Compliance will be managed via a supplier management system which we will be rolling out in Q1 2024.
- Risk assessment and management
RCI operates in highly regulated sectors and given the nature of our businesses, we believe there is a low risk of modern slavery and human trafficking being connected to our commercial activities. However, we ensure we monitor this risk by keeping our supply chain and working practices under continuous review.
- Key performance indicators to measure effectiveness of steps being taken
We do not currently have any performance indicators in place, but we are looking to do so once we have our supplier management system in place.
- Training on modern slavery and trafficking
We do not currently have any dedicated training to manage the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking, but individual businesses within RCI do have training about their whistleblowing policies which contains guidance on how to raise any questions or concerns that our people may have.
In addition, we will be providing training on our new supplier management system to all relevant teams.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending September 2023.
This statement was approved by the RCI Board November 2023.
Signed Michelle Darraugh,
Chief Operating Officer