ORRICK, HERRINGTON & SUTCLIFFE (UK) LLP
MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT
This statement is made on behalf of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the "Act") and constitutes our slavery and human trafficking statement.
Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP, a multinational practice of registered European and foreign lawyers and English solicitors, is a limited liability partnership incorporated in England and Wales (registered number 0C414172) and authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority. It is closely affiliated to, though independent of, other Orrick entities including Orrick Herrington & Sutcliffe (Europe) LLP, a multinational practice of registered European and foreign lawyers and English solicitors which is a limited liability partnership incorporated in England and Wales and authorised and regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority, and Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP, a limited liability partnership registered in and organised under the laws of the state of California.
We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business dealings and relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure modern slavery is not taking place anywhere in our own business or in any of our supply chains. Our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy reflects our commitment to ensuring there is transparency in our own business and in our approach to tackling modern slavery throughout our supply chains, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We have put in place a Modern Slavery Policy which is supported by our other internal policies and HR processes such as the disciplinary, grievance and whistleblowing policies in our employee handbook, and all staff are encouraged to take responsibility for ensuring that there is no breach of the Policy and to report any concerns.
SUPPLIER DUE DILIGENCE
We expect the same high standard from all of our contractors, suppliers and other business partners. As part of our contracting processes, we carry out regular checks on existing suppliers on a risk assessed basis, we include specific prohibitions against the use of forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, whether adults or children, where appropriate in the relevant service agreements and we require our suppliers to hold their own suppliers to the same high standards. We may terminate any service agreement with immediate effect if a supplier commits a breach of our Anti-Slavery Policy.
We endeavour to arrange for all staff members with procurement responsibilities to receive relevant training. As we continue to review our procurement process, we will aim to provide compulsory training and guidance to all staff, to ensure they are able to assess any possible risk factors.
We will continue to review our processes to ensure that we meet our obligations under the Act. This will include:
Obtaining a compliance statement from all current suppliers.
Ensuring all new suppliers provide a compliance statement or agree to our supplier code of conduct.
Providing training and raising awareness of this statement and the Anti-Slavery Policy across the firm.
Documenting any concerns raised, and subsequent actions taken, in relation to forced, compulsory or trafficked labour, or anyone held in slavery or servitude, within our business or that of our supply chains.
Terminating any service agreements if our suppliers commit what we deem to be a breach of our anti-slavery policy.
for and on behalf of Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe (UK) LLP