This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (‘The Act’) and constitutes the slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 31 December 2017 for Ruler Analytics Limited.
We are committed to ensuring that we comply with the provisions of the Act. As such, we take a zero-tolerance approach to slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.
Ruler Analytics employs 12 people, based in the UK but with a global client base. We operate various versions of the Ruler Analytics platform which can be used to different degrees by each client. The primary market is the UK.
Our business is defined by our values, with a focus on people, quality and excellence in execution. We have built a reputation on these values, with integrity and decent behaviour being an integral element of our operating mentality; we believe this will benefit our clients, the business and the morale of our staff.
In order to mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking we have implemented a number of policies. The business actively encourages employees to raise any concerns relating to malpractice or wrongdoing, including issues related to slavery and human trafficking, without threat of unfair treatment as a result. If an employee has a serious concern relating to the operation of the business, we have a whistleblowing policy and whistleblowing procedures that enable that person to confidentially raise their concern with senior management.
All staff can access free, confidential advice from ‘Protect’ (www.pcaw.org.uk) in relation to any concerns about possible malpractice or wrongdoing in the workplace.
Supply Chains and Due Diligence
We are committed to ensuring that slavery and human trafficking do not exist within any part of our business or our supply chains.
We do however consider our exposure to slavery and human trafficking related supply chain risk to be very low. We do not have a supply chain that is reliant on sectors that would normally be associated with slavery and human trafficking. Similarly, our business has only very limited exposure in countries or regions that may be at particular risk of slavery and human trafficking.
In keeping with our commitment to a zero-tolerance approach, we undertake appropriate due diligence of suppliers as part of the on-boarding process, and at regular intervals thereafter, to assist us managing all business risks including preventing slavery and human trafficking within our supply chains.
We have never and would never support or engage suppliers where we are aware of any slavery or human trafficking in their own practise or in their supply chains.
Ruler Analytics is committed to maintaining a culture of integrity, transparency and accountability to ensure compliance with all applicable laws.
We strongly believe in the rule of law and we are committed to comply with all relevant international and local laws wherever we operate. We expect the same from our business partners, contractors, agents and joint ventures to do the same.
This statement will be reviewed on an annual basis and published on the Ruler Analytics website: www.ruleranalytics.com.
30 January 2018