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Modern Slavery Act Statement 2016 / 2017

Lane Clark & Peacock LLP, is committed to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains 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 this.

Our people

Our success depends on the energy, motivation, and talent of our people; therefore it is important that we offer an enjoyable place to work.  We achieve this by having a friendly, inclusive and supportive culture and offering a range of benefits to facilitate work-life balance.  We are committed to being a fair employer and upholding the legal and human rights of our people.  Our policies and working practices promote equal opportunities and diversity and provide a safe working environment.  These policies and working practices include:

  • equal opportunities and non-discrimination in the work place and in recruitment, training and promotion irrespective of gender, age, religion or belief, race, disability, sexual orientation and employment status
  • protection from harassment or intimidation
  • flexible working and other family friendly policies
  • grievance and whistle-blowing practices and procedures
  • a health and safety policy and procedures to ensure safe and healthy working conditions

In the last 12 months we have introduced a parental support programme and increased both maternity and paternity pay.  The parental support programme has been designed to help working parents and parents-to-be effectively manage business issues and maintain performance.  Initiatives include:

  • pre-maternity / shared parental leave workshops
  • post maternity / shared parental leave coaching (and workshops)
  • paternity / partner workshops
  • workshops for parents to-be
  • making the most of your time with your children

More information on how we treat our partners and staff is set out in our Corporate Social Responsibility.

Our supply chain

We take into account ethical, social and environmental factors when selecting our suppliers and have zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking.  We have introduced procedures to ensure that we identify and monitor potential risk areas within our supply chains and mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chains as further detailed below.

We conduct due diligence on new suppliers and require them to enter into  contractual obligations  to comply with all applicable anti-slavery and human trafficking laws and to implement their own due diligence procedures to ensure that there is no slavery and human trafficking within their own supply chains.  

We are also undertaking contract reviews and carrying out updated due diligence on existing suppliers to bring them in line with the procedures applying to new suppliers.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Lane Clark & Peacock LLP’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ended 31 March 2017.

This statement was approved by the Board on 19 May 2017 and by the Members of Lane Clark & Peacock LLP on 9 June 2017.