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Modern Slavery Act

Introduction

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 31st October 2021.

 

Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of human rights. It takes various forms, including slavery, servitude, compulsory labour and human trafficking for exploitation and can have a significant adverse impact on individuals, families and communities across the world.

 

Organisation Structure

RGI Solutions are independent insurance investigations specialists who’s clients include insurance companies and their panel solicitors. We employ over 20+ office based employees and have self employed investigation field force of approximately 100 agents covering the whole of the UK and Ireland.

 

Compliance

 

RGI Solutions has a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery. Our Modern Slavery Policy is communicated to all employees, suppliers, contractors and business partners.

As we operate solely with the UK we are at a low risk of exposure to slavery and human trafficking. Our key area of risk lies in our relationships with supply chains – suppliers, contractors and business partners. However, we also recognise our responsibilities as an employer to all our employees and sub-contractors.

 

We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. These include:

 

  • Anti-Slavery and Anti-Trafficking policy. This policy sets out the organisation’s stance on modern slavery and explains how employees can identify any instances of this and where they can go for help.
  • Recruitment policy. We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting eligibility to work in the UK checks for all employees to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
  • Whistleblowing policy. We operate a Whistleblowing policy so that all employees know that they can raise concerns about how colleagues are being treated, or practices within our business or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.
  • Code of business conduct. This code explains the manner in which we behave as an organisation and how we expect our employees and suppliers to act.

 

Our Suppliers

RGI Solutions operates a supplier policy and maintains a preferred supplier list. We conduct due diligence on all suppliers before allowing them to become a preferred
supplier. This due diligence includes an online search to ensure that particular organisation has never been convicted of offenses relating to modern slavery.

 

Our anti-slavery policy forms part of our contract with all suppliers and they are required to confirm that no part of their business operations contradicts this policy.
In addition to the above, as part of our contract with suppliers, we require that they confirm to us that:

  • They have taken steps to eradicate modern slavery within their business.
  • They hold their own suppliers to account over modern slavery.
  • (For UK based suppliers) They pay their employees at least the national minimum wage / national living wage (as appropriate).
  • (For international suppliers) They pay their employees any prevailing minimum wage applicable within their country of operations.
  • We may terminate the contract at any time should any instances of modern slavery come to light.

 

Training and Awareness

All current employees have received training on our Modern Slavery Policy.  All new staff and will also be available for existing staff at regular intervals.

 

Our Anti Slavery Policy will be available to all employees at all times and will also be provided to our suppliers and sub contractors upon commencement of our working relationship.

 

Any changes to our policy will distributed to all employees, sub-contractors and suppliers.

 

KPIs for the Policy

We will know the effectiveness of the steps that we are taking to ensure that slavery and/or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain if:

 

 

  • No reports are received from employees, the public, or law enforcement agencies to indicate that modern slavery practices have been identified.

 

Approval For This Statement

This statement was approved by the Board of Directors on 18th January 2022.

 

Signed on the Board’s behalf by:

Tim Byrne
Director