Modern Slavery Statement
Rapid Vehicle Management Limited’s – Modern Slavery Act 2015
Annual Transparency Statement
For year ending: 31st December 2019
This statement has been published in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (“MSA”). It sets out the steps taken by Rapid Vehicle Management Limited (“RVM”) during year ending 31st December 2020 to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains.
RVM is committed to ensuring that no form of modern slavery takes place within its own operations or the supply chain. Modern slavery is defined as slavery, servitude, forced or compulsory labour and human trafficking.
- About Us
RVM provides replacement taxi vehicle services within the UK.
- Supply Chain
RVM’s supply chain includes insurance brokers, insurers, claims handlers, vehicle replacement providers, repairers, recovery agents, and solicitors. The majority of our suppliers are in the UK and are therefore also subject to the MSA.
RVM’s internal policies include Anti-Bribery and Corruption, and all policies reaffirm our expectation that staff act with honesty and integrity whilst complying with legal and regulatory requirements at all times. We will shortly be adding to our policies with an Anti-Slavery policy which will reflect our commitment to:
- Act with integrity and ethically in all our business relationships,
- Ensure our Board, senior management and employees at all levels are aware of the principles of the MSA,
- Implement and enforce effective processes and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere within our business or in our supply chains,
- Maintain fair recruitment procedures and conditions of employment, and;
- Encourage the reporting of any actions which may contravene the MSA.
- Due Diligence
RVM are compiling an outsourcing policy to govern; the proposal process, contractual requirements, risk mitigation, and management of the supply chain.
We are dedicated to continue improving our approach to preventing modern slavery, therefore in 2019 we have committed to:
- Carrying out a supply chain review; incorporating anti-slavery clauses in to supply contracts and reviewing supplier MSA statements,
- Adopting a risk-based approach for selecting and managing the supply chain to ensure that risk, including the risk of modern slavery, is appropriately identified, assessed and mitigated,
- Completing a risk assessment on our operational framework, and;
- Incorporating annual reviews of internal anti-slavery practices, policies and the supply chain in our Compliance Monitoring Plan.
- Risk Assessment
are developing a risk assessment process covering both our operational framework and our supply chain.
RVM recognises that educating its staff is fundamental to ensuring that potential risks to human rights and modern slavery are identified and managed in a timely and efficient manner. In 2019 we will develop and deliver training on modern slavery to all staff. The training will ensure that staff understand the significance of the MSA and the importance of reducing the risk of modern slavery within RVM.
The Directors of Rapid Vehicle Management Limited approved this statement on the 29th March 2019.