This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps that Rizon Group Limited (“Rizon”) 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.
Modern slavery encompasses slavery, servitude, human trafficking and forced labour. Rizon has a zero tolerance approach to any form of modern slavery. We are committed to acting ethically, with integrity and complete transparency in all business dealings and to putting effective systems and controls in place to safeguard against any form of modern slavery taking place within the business or our supply chain.
Rizon is a progressive technology service company. By working closely together with our suppliers, partners and with our clients we deliver trusted services and solutions. From our inception, Rizon has worked with our customers to adapt to changes in technology and matched them to business needs.
Through our commitment, agility and energy we aim to earn our customer’s, partner’s and employee’s trust and loyalty; making us a good choice for delivering technology services and setting the standard that others aspire to.
We are technology solution and service experts, we have impeccable credentials, we aspire to achieve the highest accreditation with our partners.
By working closely together with our customers and partners, we unite them to deliver outstanding technology services in an ever-changing world, inspiring trust and confidence in our people and in our solutions.
Our purpose has always been clear — to deliver technology solutions that enable people and businesses everywhere to grow and thrive. This focus means that our business is free to transform and adapt to the needs of our customers and partners. We endeavour to employ the best people, who help mark us out from our competition.
Rizon provides full UK coverage, with offices situated in –
Bedford (Head Office)
We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our company. Our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our company relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
We operate a number of internal policies to ensure that we are conducting business in an ethical and transparent manner. All internal documentation is held on our management system which is available to all employees.
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.
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.
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 company or supply chain, without fear of reprisals.
Code of employee conduct policy.
Our Employee Handbook makes it very clear to employees the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing Rizon. We strive to maintain the highest standards of employee conduct and ethical behaviour during the employment of an employee.
We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values and ethics, we have in place rigorous selection, due diligence and legal contracts which help ensure our suppliers and their supply chains are slavery free. On a regular basis, all suppliers undergo Rizon’s robust approval process, where they will either be approved for another year or rejected and blacklisted.
We encourage anyone, including colleagues, subcontractors, suppliers, customers and clients to report in good faith any issue or concerns about potential unethical business practices, such as fraud and bribery or slavery and human trafficking.
Rizon 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 including modern slavery. Our Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking 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.
We regularly conduct training for our employees 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.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 March 2017.