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Modern Slavery Policy

Modern Slavery Policy

Introduction

Modern slavery and human trafficking continue to pose a severe and hidden challenge globally. At Red Oak Consulting LLP, we recognise our responsibility to remain vigilant and proactive in our efforts to identify and mitigate these risks within our operations and extended supply chain.

Our Commitment

Red Oak Consulting LLP is totally committed to the eradication of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and throughout our business practices. We aim to conduct our affairs ethically and with a sense of integrity in all our business interactions. We also endeavour to implement effective measures ensuring that modern slavery and human trafficking are absent from all our business activities and partnerships.

Due Diligence Processes

To uphold our zero-tolerance policy against modern slavery and human trafficking, we enforce rigorous compliance standards across our supply chains, partners and contractors. We have established mechanisms that:

  • Facilitate the reporting of potential violations and safeguard whistleblowers.
  • Ensure that our partners, predominantly UK-based, adhere to our stringent standards through implementing their own appropriate anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and procedures.

Training and Awareness

To foster a culture of compliance and vigilance, we provide targeted training to our teams, equipping them with the necessary tools to manage compliance within the company and manage supplier relationships effectively. Additionally, all new employees receive a comprehensive induction that highlights our policies, procedural expectations, and the critical importance of ethical conduct in our operations.

Measuring Our Effectiveness

Red Oak Consulting LLP employs several key performance indicators (KPIs) to assess the effectiveness of our actions against modern slavery and human trafficking:

  • Regular audits of labour monitoring, right to work documentation, and payroll systems.
  • Maintaining robust communication and personal engagement with our supply chain and other partners to ensure their compliance with our standards.
  • Periodic reviews of our partner’s policies, codes of conduct, and operational practices to reinforce our commitment to ethical business practices.

Reporting Concerns

Any suspicions or observations of modern slavery activities can be reported confidentially via Red Oak Consulting Whistleblowing Policy, details of which can be found in the Staff Handbook.

Alternatively, concerns may be addressed externally through the independent Modern Slavery Helpline: https://www.modernslaveryhelpline.org/