Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement 2021
Opening statement from Chief Executive Officer
The Rethink Group, on behalf of all subsidiaries which include Rethink Professional Services Ltd t/a RTM and Digital Gurus Recruitment Limited recognise our obligation in the prevention of slavery and human trafficking. We will do all in our power to prevent slavery and human trafficking within our business and within the supply chain processes that we work with.
As illustrated in the Modern Slavery Act, modern slavery can take many forms. Our business takes the responsibility for supplying staff extremely seriously and are aware of the potential for being targeted by criminal organisations.
This statement is in response to the Modern Slavery Act and has been written to ensure Rethink Group comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the Act). We pride ourselves on our reputation and our integrity and will endeavour to take all necessary actions to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking within our business or supply chains.
This statement has been approved by the organisation’s board of directors and is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Act and constitutes Rethink Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year 1 January 2020 to 31 December 2020.
Structure of the organisation
As a Group we employ over 150 individuals globally and act as specialist recruitment and managed service providers across the globe in the following disciplines; IT, Digital, Healthcare, Engineering and Logistics. We currently have offices in the following countries:
- United Kingdom
- United Arab Emirates
- United States of America
The sourcing of candidates for our clients is our main supply chain. In some circumstances this may require us to involve external agencies who will support in the delivery of candidates onto our end client.
Supply Chain Standards and Process
During these processes we ensure that our employees and candidates remain aware that they are:
- Free to choose to work for their employer and to leave the company upon reasonable notice;
- Provided with a clear contract of employment, which complies with local legislation; and
- All treated in a fair and dignified manner.
We ensure the identity and eligibility of the right to work in the UK of all our own employees and of each candidate that we place, before they begin an engagement or commence work with us and ensure that this information is held on file for appropriate time periods.
Our company will aim to raise awareness and understanding of the Modern Slavery Act with all of its employees. This is delivered through mandatory training as part of our Company Induction and all employees are required to undergo refresher training on an annual basis. The training covers the principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and what employees can do to flag up potential slavery or human trafficking issues to the relevant parties within the organisation.
Employees are able to report any potential slavery or human trafficking issues to our People Team, which would then be escalated immediately to the authorised recipients and investigated.
We will continue to review our policies and procedures to ensure our employees have access to any additional information and support that they may require regarding human trafficking, forced labour, servitude and slavery.