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      Anti slavery and human trafficking statement

      Background


      Action on hearing Loss is not required to complete a Modern Slavery Statement as its annual turnover i.e. the amount derived from the provision of goods and services falling within the ordinary activities of the commercial organisation or subsidiary undertaking, after deduction of trade discounts, VAT and any other taxes based on the amounts so derived is less than £36m.

       

      The Charity strives to act with integrity and via its Whistleblowing Policy encourages staff to report any concerns including concerns regarding modern slavery and human trafficking.

      The Charity uses a broad range of suppliers who provide goods and services for our Services, Commercial, Fundraising and other charitable activities. This includes local and national vendors used in residential care homes, local community services, communication services, products for resale and support for fundraising events and promotional materials. All of our suppliers are based in the United Kingdom, Europe or North America.


      Organisation Structure


      Action on Hearing Loss (formerly the RNID) is the UK’s largest charity for the 11 million people in the UK who confront deafness, tinnitus and hearing loss every day. Established in 1911, we help people to take control of their lives and live the life they choose, removing the barriers standing in their way. We give people support and care, develop technology and treatments, and campaign for equality. 

      We are governed by a Board of Trustees who volunteer their time to help direct our work. They oversee our Chief Executive and Executive Directors who manage our staff and volunteers across the whole charity. We have one wholly owned trading subsidiary, and three wholly owned subsidiaries which are dormant.