Modern Slavery Statement
Rainmaker People is committed to zero tolerance against human trafficking and worker exploitation. We act ethically and with integrity and transparency in all business dealings and put effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery. This statement is made pursuant to s.54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Rainmaker People has taken and is continuing to take to ensure that modern slavery or human trafficking is not taking place within our business or supply chain.
Industry compliance. We are approved members of APSCo, the professional body for UK recruitment businesses.
Recruitment policy. We operate a robust recruitment policy, including conducting identity and ‘eligibility to work in the UK’ checks for all employees, permanent placements and contractors to safeguard against human trafficking or individuals being forced to work against their will.
Ethical trading policy. We believe strongly in ethical principles and good stewardship. We are therefore proud to guarantee that we trade according to strict ethical trading criteria. Our business will not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in exploitation or human trafficking.
Staff Handbook. Our Staff Handbook makes clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing the organisation. The organisation strives to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour when operating and managing its supply chain.
Whistleblowing policy. We encourage all workers, clients and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of, the organisation. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking. The organisation’s whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy for workers to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation. Employees, clients or others who have concerns can contact the business in confidence.
Equal Opportunity & Diversity policy. We promote an environment within which the business can call upon the widest range of knowledge, skills and experience, as well as ensuring compliance with the relevant legislation and codes of practice, we are committed to treating all applicants and employees in the same way regardless of race or colour, nationality or ethnic origin, religion or religious belief, sex or marital status, sexual orientation, disability or age.
We regularly conduct training for all our existing and new staff so that they understand the signs of modern slavery and what to do if they suspect that it is taking place within our supply chain.
We have in place systems to:
- identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains (where appropriate);
- audit existing and prospective suppliers (where appropriate);
- mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains; and
- protect whistle blowers.
We recognise that the risk of modern slavery and human trafficking is continual. To that end, we intend to take the following steps over the next 12 months to further ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking are not present in our business or supply chain:
- Review and update, as necessary, our client and contractor contracts;
- Review our policies and procedures to specifically accommodate the reporting of modern slavery issues in the business and supply chain: and
- Continue to train all permanent members of staff.
The following guidance has been issued by the Home Office on how to comply https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/transparency-in-supply-chains-a-practical-guide