Anti-slavery

This statement sets out RP2 Limited’s actions to understand all potential modern slavery risks related to business and to ensure steps are maintained to prevent slavery and human trafficking.

1: Opening statement from senior management

RP2 Limited is committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within its business and supply chain, and imposes the same high standards on its suppliers. We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and are fully committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain by taking any necessary steps.

2: Structure of the organisation

RP2 Limited is a global firm in the media sector and employs 45 people across the UK.

RP2 Limited has a global annual turnover of £42.8 million (2016).

In order to operate a fully integrated media and marketing agency, we work with a range of suppliers across television channels, newspapers and outdoor advertising companies.

3: Policies

As part of our commitment to combating modern slavery, we have implemented an Anti Slavery Policy.

We also make sure our suppliers are aware of our policies, and adhere to the same high standards.

These policies have been developed by RP2 Limited’s board of directors in order to ensure there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains.

4: Due diligence

As part of our efforts to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring within our supply chains, we have adopted the following due diligence procedures:

  • Anti Slavery and Human Trafficking Supplier internal audits
  • Anti Slavery and Human Trafficking Supplier Questionnaires

Our procedures are designed to:

  • Establish and assess areas of potential risk in our business and supply chains
  • Monitor potential risk areas in our business and supply chains
  • Reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and supply chains
  • Provide adequate protection for whistleblowers

5: Risk and compliance

RP2 Limited regularly evaluates the nature and extent of its exposure to the risk of modern slavery occurring in its supply chain by carrying our regular audits of its suppliers.

We do not consider that we operate in high risk sectors or locations because our suppliers simply provide us with airtime and advertising space in which to market.

We ensure all our suppliers adhere to our Anti-Slavery Policy. We enforce a strict code of compliance and do not tolerate slavery and human trafficking within our supply chains. For example, if we find evidence of a failure to comply with our Policy we will immediately seek to terminate our relationship with the relevant supplier.

6: Effectiveness and KPIs

RP2 Limited uses key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how successful we have been in ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains. These are as follows:

  • Carrying out a minimum of at least three supplier audits per year.
  • Training all material staff and management on how to identify the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains within the next 24 months.

7: Training

We invest in educating our staff to recognise the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains. Through our training programmes, employees are encouraged to identify and report any potential breaches of the organisations anti-slavery and human trafficking policy. Employees are taught the benefits of stringent measures to tackle slavery and human trafficking, as well as the consequences of failing to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from our business and supply chains.

8: Further actions and sign-off

Following our review of our actions this financial year to prevent slavery or human trafficking from occurring in our business or supply chains, we intend to take the following further steps to tackle slavery and human trafficking with the introduction of new policies or procedures.

This statement is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes RP2 Limited’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year commencing 1 April 2018 and ending 31 March 2019.