Modern Slavery Statement

Modern Slavery Statement

Modern Slavery Statement: Our approach to defeating slavery

Equilibrium Associates Limited

Current Modern slavery statement
Issued pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.


Slavery and human trafficking remains a hidden blight on our global society.  We all have a responsibility to be alert to the risks, however small, in our business and in the wider supply chain.  All employees of In Equilibrium are expected to each, individually report any concerns and management are expected to act upon them swiftly.

Our values are to be straightforward, confident, partnering and friendly in all that we do, and our response to modern-day slavery lives these values out by:

  • paying at least the living wage to all of our people;
  • striving to make each person’s time in our organisation valued and worthwhile;
  • both challenging and supporting our suppliers to work as ethically as possible
  • applying the spirit as well as the letter of the law.

The statistical goal we have in mind on modern-day slavery is zero tolerance in any aspect of how we do business.

Our Business, Structure and Supply Chains

In Equilibrium is a specialist training consultancy working across the UK to provide in-house training for managers and employees in areas that can affect wellbeing, such as stress, resilience, mental health, equality, diversity, harassment and bullying.

We have four staff who work from home, one member of staff recruited through a local recruitment agency and approximately 20 self-employed trainers working on our behalf delivering training throughout the UK.

Equilibrium Associates Limited is a wholly owned business.  We do not operate through subsidiary companies.  Our registered office is in Dunfermline, Fife, in Scotland.

We work throughout all sectors; the majority of our work is based in the UK, although on occasion, we deliver training in Europe.

Given the nature of what we do, we believe that there is a low risk of slavery or human trafficking having a connection with our business activities.

We are committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chain or in any part of our business.  We are committed 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 are 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:

  • Where possible, we build long-standing relationships with local suppliers, clients and candidates and make clear our expectations of business behaviour
  • With regards to national or international supply, our point of contact is preferably with a UK company or branch, and we expect these entities to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes.
  • We expect each entity in the chain to, at least, adopt ‘one up’ due diligence on the next link in the chain.
  • We have in place systems to encourage the reposting of concerns and the protection of whistle blowers.

Supplier Adherence to Our Values

We have zero tolerance for slavery and human trafficking.  We expect all our clients and those in our supply chain to comply with similar values.

The Directors of the business are responsible for compliance in their respective areas of work and for their supplier relationships.


To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we provide training to relevant members of staff.  All Directors have been briefed on the subject.


Our effectiveness in combating slavery and human trafficking

We use the following key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how effective we have been in ensuring that slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains:

  • Completion of internal audits
  • Use of payroll systems
  • Level of communication and personal contact with the next link in the supply chain and their understanding of, and compliance with, our expectations.

Jan Lawrence, Director