Acosta RH Limited Slavery And Human Trafficking Statement For The Financial Year 2018/19


We are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking. We will ensure that the organisations we do business with are aware of our Modern Slavery Policy and are provided with this statement.

Organisation’s Structure

We are a provider of retail marketing services predominantly in the United Kingdom, Ireland and Europe. We form a group of companies, of which Shopsmart Agency Ltd is a part of, with c 900 employees. We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of Acosta Inc.

Our Supply Chains

Our supply chains include: consultants, conference and venue hires, marketing & PR, recruitment; IT and software services; HR systems, provision of car fleets as well as merchandise and uniform suppliers.

Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-slavery Policy reflects our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business 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.

Due Diligence Processes for Slavery and Human Trafficking

As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we carry out due diligence on our suppliers to ensure they provide a declaration that they comply with slavery and human trafficking legislation and we provide them with our Modern Slavery Policy.

We will:
· Identify and assess potential risk areas in our supply chains.
· Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains.
· Monitor potential risk areas in our supply chains.
· Protect whistle blowers.

Supplier Adherence to our Values

We have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking. To ensure all those in our supply chain and contractors comply with our values we ensure that all those involved in our supply chain are made aware of our requirements for compliance with slavery and human trafficking legislation.

We have a compliance team, which consists of involvement from the following departments:
· Audit, finance and compliance.
· Human Resources.
· Sales.


To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we ensure our staff are aware of the obligations of the Act.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our Group’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31st October 2019.

Charlene Friend
January 2019