Modern Slavery Statement This statement is made on behalf of The Fifth Business (Scotland) Limited (The Fifth Business) and is intended to reflect the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the 'Act'). It constitutes our company's slavery and human trafficking statement.

Our business and structure

The Fifth Business is a full-service consultancy with an expertise in employee engagement, change management, internal communications, design, blended learning and technical solutions. We are a private limited company, and we are registered under Companies House in the United Kingdom. We have offices in Aberdeen, London, The Hague (The Fifth Business BV) and Houston (The Fifth Business Inc.) Across our four locations we have approximately 70 core staff.

Purpose and voice

We wholeheartedly endorse the above legislation as a crucially important development in tackling slavery and human trafficking and we will not trade or partner with any business or organisation which is involved in this shocking practice however remotely or indirectly. We, as the voice of our worldwide community, have an obligation to demonstrate and promote fair and reasonable standards in the treatment of people who are operating within our sphere.

Our supply chains

Our supply chains include printing, translation, software and IT services, conference and venue suppliers. We have reviewed the risks these supply chains can present and whilst we consider our exposure to modern slavery to be limited, we expect our suppliers and contractors to demonstrate a zero-tolerance approach to exploitation.

To this end, all new contracts and those renewing, now include a clause requiring that our suppliers, and their subcontractors, comply with the Act, and include The Fifth Business’ right to terminate in the instance of any breach of this obligation.

Taking action

As part of our procurement process, we will only engage with suppliers and contractors who confirm their compliance with the Act. When signing new or renewing contracts, we will seek assurance from our clients of their compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.

Our people

We communicate to all our employees that Modern Slavery is a global problem that affects us all and shared examples of how individuals can unwittingly be part of the cycle. We have highlighted that everyone has a vital role to play in tackling the issue.

The Fifth Business is committed to ensuring there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in its supply chains or in any part of our business – directly or indirectly.

Enda Logan, Joan Ingram and George Phillips

The Fifth Business Directors