Modern slavery statement

FRA Modern Slavery Statement

This is FRA’s Modern Slavery Act statement,following the UK Modern Slavery Act 2015. It covers the financial year 2019/2020 and describes our commitment and steps taken to prevent modern slavery in our business and supply chain.About us

Forensic Risk Alliance (FRA) is a forensic accounting, data governance and compliance consultancy firm specialising in international forensic investigations for global corporations and law firms.In line with UK and international law, FRA respects human rights and does not tolerate any form of modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business.

Organisational Structure
Forensic Risk Alliance is a global company.Through our businesses we employ 200+ people covering multiple jurisdictions.Our people are skilled professionals and are not from vulnerable groups where slavery is a risk; and our talent policies set out our core principles for people management.Our supply chain

As a consultancy, we do not have a significant supply chain. Nevertheless, we select suppliers who meet high standards in areas such as human rights and the environment.

Our procurement team manages centrally negotiated contracts with preferred suppliers. The majority of procurement is conducted through contracts that are negotiated by budget holders within our company. Our expectations of suppliers are set out in our Business Code of Conduct.

Our Policies
We do not tolerate any form of modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business. We outline this commitment and set clear ethical standards for our people and companies through our policy framework.

Our Code of Business Conduct applies to all of our people. This includes requirements for labour practices (such as anti-harassment and discrimination, and health and safety), human rights(including no child, forced or bonded labour or modern slavery), and social impacts (such as anti-bribery and corruption) as well as other sustainability issues.

We require our companies to use centrally negotiated contracts with preferred suppliers for commonly purchased goods and services, whenever possible. In addition, our procurement policy requires that anyone who buys goods and services considers sustainability risks and criteria to determine whether suppliers are fit for purpose.

Training & Monitoring
We regularly update our ethics training. Topics covered include diversity, human rights, anti-corruption, and conflicts of interest.

We have Human Resource, Legal, and Compliance teams dedicated to ensuring compliance with law, policy and processes across the business, including all those aiming to prevent modern slavery. Our people can report concerns or suspected cases of misconduct in confidence to our HR,Legal, and Compliance teams.

We regularly review and refine our policies and procedures for ensuring ethics, compliance and respect for human rights.

A list of our policies:     
- Acceptable Use of Technology
- Code of Conduct
- Code of Ethics and Business Standards
- Privacy and Data Protection
- Incident Reporting
- Travel Expense policy
- Conflicts of Interest
- Information Access Control
- Information Security
- Employee Notice
- Workplace Policy