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Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking: Our views

According to the Modern Slavery Organisation “Modern slavery is the severe exploitation of other people for personal or commercial gain.” It is estimated by them that 25% of the victims are children and 74% are women and girls. Human Trafficking, domestic servitude, forced labour or criminality and sexual exploitation are all included when understanding the issues surrounding Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking issues.

Real Technical Solutions is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain or in any part of our business. Our modern slavery and human trafficking statement reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships. We have implemented controls and risk assessments to monitor this serious issue. We will not support or deal with any business knowingly involved in modern slavery or human trafficking.

In 2013 the Home Office estimated that there were over 13,000 modern slaves in the UK. The Walk Free Foundation in the UK concluded a study recently whereby they estimate that there could be more than 136,000 victims in the UK. Due to the cross-over with other crimes and multiple countries involved this abuse is often difficult to detect. We realise that the pandemic has resulted in this issue being less visible than before and so we have stepped up our vigilance in this area.