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CRISIS MANAGEMENT AND HOSTILE ENVIRONMENT TRAINING

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Website Disclaimer

RPS Partnership accepts no responsibility for loss which may arise from accessing or relying on information provided in this website. In particular, RPS Partnership makes no representations, neither does it provide warranties, express or implied, as to the accuracy, currency, reliability, completeness or fitness for purpose of the information provided on this website. RPS Partnership hereby expressly disclaims, to the fullest extent permitted by applicable law any and all liability, including direct, indirect, consequential or incidental liability, with respect to acts or omissions made by clients or other users on the basis of information contained in the website.

Copyright and Reproduction

The content of this website is protected under international copyright conventions. With the exception of Third Party intellectual property, all content on the website including, but not limited to text, graphics, logos, images, audio content, video clips, data compilations belongs to RPS Partnership. Very limited reproduction of reasonable portions of the content of the website is permitted provided that i) such reproduction is made available free of charge and for non-commercial purposes, ii) such reproductions are properly attributed to RPS Partnership, iii) the portion of the website being reproduced is not altered or made available in a manner that modifies the content of the website or presents the portion of the website being reproduced in a manner that modifies the content of the website or presents the portion of the website being reproduced in a misleading manner and iv) notice is made to the disclaimers included in the website. The permission to recopy does not allow for incorporation of any substantial portion of the website in any work or publication, whether in hard copy, electronic or any other form or for commercial purposes.

Intellectual Property rights including, but not limited to, Copyright and Trademarks, in named product images and descriptions that appear on the RPS Partnership website belong to the manufacturers or distributors of such products as may be applicable.

Express written permission must be obtained from such manufacturers or distributors for the reproduction in any form of such material.

Data Protection

RPS Partnership complies with the Data Proection Act of 1998 and adheres to the Data protection principles by being entered on the Register of Data controllers: Registration reference ZA202343 dated 30 August 2016, valid until 29 August 2018.

Anti Bribery and Corruption

RPS Partnership adheres to the Bribery Act of 2010 and conducts training for staff each year. The training this year took place on 17 November 2016.

Modern Slavery Act - 2015 - Section 54

RPS Partnership's Directors oversee all task and projects overseas. The company only works with employees and consultants who have been vetted in the United Kingdom by the Disclosure Barring Service (DBS). All those working for RPS Partnership have held security clearance by HM Government or currently hold DBS Enhanced certificates.

RPS Partnership has no supply chain as they offer services through its employees and consultants.  RPS Partnership has completed the HMG Modern slavery assessment, which is available on request.

RPS Partnership signs Non Disclosure Agreements with all clients whereby they have to agree to abide by the Modern Slavery Act 2015. When RPS Partnership conducts training, due diligence on students is carried out where it is deemed necessary.  

RPS Partnership shows effectiveness in its approach as above and does not have a supply chain. Clients who work in vulnerable areas of the world where slavery an dhuman trafficking takes place are vetted by RPS Partnership at the contract stage.

Training about slavery and human trafficking takes place by RPS Partnership Directors and they are updated each year. If they felt it was necessary, they may include this trainnig on their courses overseas and in the UK.

Universal Declaration of Human Rights (UNDR)

Voluntary Principles on Security and Human Rights (VPs)

Addresses the human rights problems associated with security provision for oil, gas and mineral projects in conflict- affected areas. RPS Partnership supports the objectives of the VPs, but is not a formal participant.

Montreux Document on private military and security companies

Summary of legal obligations and best practices, including the human rights obligations of governments and security companies in conflict zones and is directed at governments.

UN Global Compact

Strategic policy initiative for businesses committed to adopting universally accepted principles including human rights. RPS Partnership is adheres to this.

International Code of Conduct for Private Security Providers

Code applying the principles of the Montreux Document to companies. RPS Partnership adheres to this.

RPS Partnership will give its clients the best possible advice that is consistent with the human rights responsibilities of the Company and of its clients. If the Company judges that its clients are not prepared to act on this advice, RPS Partnership reserves the right to turn down new assignments and to reconsider its role in existing projects.

Risk Assessment

Risk assessment is a fundamental requirement and must include an assessment of the risk that RPS Partnership activities could – directly or indirectly – contribute to human rights abuses or to an escalation of conflict. Risk assessment is especially important for high-impact projects and those in areas affected by conflict. RPS Partnership’s initial risk assessment will be subject to constant regular monitoring and regular review. A dynamic risk assessment will be carried out for all overseas training venues. Copies of all risk assessments are available on request.

Relationship with Government Security Forces

RPS Partnership’s advice will take full account of the record of, and potential for, human rights infringements that could be incurred by working with government agencies.

Working with Sub-contractors

All subcontractors must abide by human rights principles that are consistent with this policy. If they fail to do so, RPS Partnership has the right to terminate its relationship with them. Prior to working for RPS Partnership, subcontractors will be vetted in accordance with RPS Partnership’s Subcontractor Management Policy.   

Use of Weapons and Equipment Transfer

When advising clients, RPS Partnership will consider the risks that transfer of weapons or equipment to local agencies may lead to human rights abuses.

Relationship with Communities

RPS Partnership will take into account human rights considerations when advising clients on the impact of their activities on local communities.

External Complaints

RPS Partnership will investigate any complaints made by external stakeholders concerning suspected human rights abuses or other professional malpractice fairly and transparently, in accordance with its Third Party Complaints Policy.