Modern Slavery Act

At Simpson Millar, we’re committed to supporting practices to combat slavery and human trafficking.

Our structure

Simpson Millar is a leading provider of legal and professional services to UK consumers, with over 450 employees and offices throughout England and Wales.

We’re committed to superior client service and customer satisfaction.

Risk and compliance

We’ve taken steps to evaluate the nature and extent of our exposure to the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our supply chain.

We don’t consider that we operate in high risk sectors or locations.

Simpson Millar has zero tolerance to slavery and human trafficking.

As such, we’d immediately seek to end our relationship with a supplier if evidence of a failure to comply with our policies was discovered, and we’ll take appropriate steps in relation to that evidence.

Our policies

We’re committed to ensuring there is no slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business, and as far as is practicable in our supply chains.

We have several policies that reflect our commitment to combating slavery and human trafficking, including:

  • An Anti-Bribery Policy
  • An Outsourcing Policy
  • Employment and recruitment policies
  • Whistleblowing policies

 

Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking

As part of our efforts to identify and reduce risk, we take reasonable steps to ensure we:

  • Comply with legislation and regulatory requirements
  • Make suppliers and service providers aware that we promote the requirements of the legislation
  • Consider slavery and human trafficking factors when making procurement decisions
  • Develop awareness of slavery and human trafficking issues throughout the business

We’ll also take reasonable steps to:

  • Include slavery and human trafficking conditions or criteria in specification and tender documents wherever possible
  • Evaluate specifications and tenders with appropriate weight given to slavery and human trafficking points
  • Encourage suppliers and contractors to take their own action and understand their obligations to the new requirements

These steps enable us to:

  • Identify and assess potential risk areas in our business and our supply chains
  • Mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and our supply chains
  • Monitor potential risk areas in our business and our supply chains
  • Protect whistleblowers

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our firm’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 December 2017.