MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT 2019-2020
Introduction from the Directors
Right Angle Corporate is one of the largest and fastest growing team building and team development agencies in the UK. The company runs fun, engaging and memorable team building activities across the UK and internationally, specialising in Crime Scene Investigation.
Right Angle is committed to the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking as well as creating and ensuring a non-discriminatory and respectful working environment for its staff. As such, our recruitment and people management processes are designed to ensure that all prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and to safeguard employees from any abuse or coercion once in our employment.
We recognise that modern slavery can exist within every sector and supply chain across the World and that this is not a victimless crime. It is therefore incumbent upon us to proactively implement processes and procedures within our Company to ensure that modern slavery, human trafficking and forced labour do not take place anywhere within our own Company or in any of our supply chains. As part of our commitment to tackling modern slavery and ensuring transparency throughout our supply chain our Modern Slavery Policy is also published on our website.
Company Structure and Supply Chains
The Company operates from our Business premises in Taverham, Norwich with an additional office in Leeds, and has approximately 18 employees. Our supply chain is limited and we procure goods and services from a restricted range of UK and overseas suppliers. A high-level risk assessment of our contracts is currently being undertaken in 2019, identifying where supply chains extend into sectors or territories that are high risk in terms of the potential presence of modern slavery. The high- risk sub-categories identified are IT-hardware and forensic supplies (i.e. gloves, ppe, polypropylene suits, fingerprint brushes, magnifiers etc).
Our Policies, Strategy and Governance
We recognise our moral and ethical responsibilities to do everything we can to ensure that our business and supply chains is slavery free. Along with our Modern Slavery Policy, we have a number of other corporate policies setting out our commitment to sustainability, sustainable procurement, social value, the environment and business ethics. We also have in place a number of internal policies including Whistleblowing, Anti-Bribery, Equality & diversity, Dignity at Work and Recruitment to support our commitment to act ethically and with integrity in all our relationships.
During 2019, we are undertaking a due diligence approach and review of our policies to ensure that they contain appropriate provisions related to tackling modern slavery.
Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking
The Company will undertake due diligence when considering taking on new suppliers, and will regularly review its existing suppliers. The organisation’s due diligence and reviews include:
mapping the supply chain broadly to assess particular product or geographical risks
of modern slavery and human trafficking;
evaluating the modern slavery and human trafficking risks of each new supplier;
reviewing on a regular basis all aspects of the supply chain based on the supply
creating an annual risk profile for each supplier;
using when available, ethical supplier databases, where suppliers can be checked
for their standards, compliance in general, and modern slavery and human
trafficking in particular;
refusing to source from suppliers that seriously violate our supplier code of
conduct, including termination of any current business relationship.
Supplier Adherence to our Values and Ethics
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain
and contractors comply with our values, we operate in line with principles of responsible sourcing,
including paying employees at the prevailing minimum wage applicable within their relevant area of
Where appropriate, taking into account the size of spend, nature of the product and results of
supplier audits, there is communication and personal contact with the next link in the supply chain
to understand their compliance with our expectations.
Procurement is limited to a small number of employees and Directors within the Company and a
rigorous training programme is not yet a primary objective. However, all employees involved in the
procurement process are made aware of the need to ensure that we only use organisations that also
show an ethical approach to business on all levels, but in particular to Modern Slavery and Human
Trafficking and any serious doubts should be brought to the attention of the Director responsible for
Our Effectiveness in Combating Slavery and Human Trafficking
We are committed to monitor both the internal compliance and the compliance of our suppliers in
relation to Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking. Where any concerns are raised these are
reported to the Director responsible for procurement and remedial action plans are put in place.
Measuring the progress and impact on issues relating to human rights and modern slavery is
challenging, but by measuring and tracking the following indicators and reviewing on a yearly basis,
we will better understand the effectiveness of our supply decisions:
Internal Staff Awareness Training
Investigative and remedial action in response to any perceived instances of forced labour in
the supply chain.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes
our Company’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.