Walker Thomas (“we”) strictly prohibit the use of modern slavery and human trafficking in its operations and supply chain. We are committed to implementing systems and controls aimed at ensuring modern slavery is not taking place anywhere within the firm or in any of its supply chains.
We expect our suppliers will hold their own suppliers to their same high standards.
We are not legally required to provide an Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement, but do so to demonstrate our commitment to our supply chain members who must provide such a statement in accordance with s54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
We have a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery within the firm and, to help combat it. Our employees are encouraged to identify and report any potential breaches of our Anti-Slavery Policy.
To protect our employees we have implemented an Anti-Slavery and Whistleblowing policy. These policies are available on request.
To reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring, we take a risk based approach to our contracting processes and keep them under review. This means we monitor the potential risk areas within our business and supply chains.
If deemed appropriate may write to suppliers requiring them to comply with the SRA’s Standards and Regulations and Law Society Practice Note on Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking, which sets out the minimum standards required to combat modern slavery and trafficking.
Risk and Compliance
We do not consider that we operate in a high-risk sector or location.
We work with our clients to adhere to their policies and to assist them with any due diligence enquiries they may have concerning compliance to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not tolerated within our (or our clients’) supply chains.