Modern Slavery

Tue, 05/12/2023 - 14:46

Rogerwilco Limited – Modern Slavery Statement 2022


At Rogerwilco we support and take seriously our duty in the protection of human rights around the globe. As part of our duty we are committed to ensuring that all forms of human trafficking or modern slavery do not take place within our business and supply chain.

This Modern Slavery statement is in respect of the financial year ended 31 December 2022 and describes our commitment and steps taken to identify, prevent and mitigate modern slavery in our business and supply chains. The statement applies to both Rogerwilco Limited and its relevant subsidiaries to which the Act applies.

Who we are

Rogerwilco Limited is a group of digital marketing agencies employing approximately 80 people across 3 offices in the UK and South Africa.

Given the nature of our business, in which the main asset is the intellectual property generated by our own staff, we do not have an extensive supplier network, so we estimate the risk of modern slavery in our supply chain to be low. As a digital marketing agency, we do not produce,manufacture, distribute or retail goods. Our supply chains consist largely of software and hardware providers, professional services, media suppliers, insurance and benefit providers, office facilities and maintenance service providers, recruitment agencies and other marketing service providers.

Policies on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking and Training of Staff

We support the aims of the Act and will never knowingly deal with any organisation which is connected to slavery or human trafficking. 

Our policies and procedures have been updated to specifically reference modern slavery and human trafficking and reflect our commitment to implementing and enforcing systems of controls that prevent instances of modern slavery or human trafficking happening anywhere either within our organisation or in our supply chains. 

For example, our Code of Conduct makes it clear that we conduct business with the highest ethical and professional services and we will not tolerate behaviour that deviates from these standards.

Our recruitment policy references adherence to the Modern Slavery Act (we carry out checks on all new employees to ensure that they have the eligibility to work in the relevant country, so as such to mitigate the risk of human trafficking), whistle blowing policy references criminal activity and ethical practice, under which modern slavery would fall. Senior leadership was involved in this policy development and sign off.

In particular, our policies and procedures seek to:

  • Educate staff and help them identify risk factors to which they should be alert, including appropriate preventative or corrective action they should take
  • Encourage reporting of actual or suspected instances of modern slavery or human trafficking, especially with regards to engaging suppliers
  • Engage in recruitment and employment practices which cannot constitute exploitation
  • Identify and minimise risks of modern slavery in our supply chain
  • Comply with Modern Slavery Legislation

In order to fulfil our obligations under the Act, we have reviewed - and will continue to do so - the areas in which we work, our business and our supply chains to identify areas of high risk

We require third party suppliers to confirm that they are aware of, and comply with, their obligations under the Act

Through these processes we aim to identify and investigate any slavery risks and eradicate such risks.

Measuring Effectiveness

The Rogerwilco Group of companies will monitor the number of instances of actual or suspected slavery or human trafficking identified - during the financial year we have not become aware of any instance of actual or suspected slavery or human trafficking affecting our business.

The Group will also monitor the number of complaints made via our grievance mechanism and their resolution. Again, during the year in question, no complaints were made through the grievance mechanism.

This statement was approved by the Board of Rogerwilco Limited and signed on its behalf by:



Charlie Stewart 

Rogerwilco Limited Chief Executive


12 March 2023


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