Modern Slavery Act - Transparency Statement
It is a sad fact that slavery still that affects communities and individuals across the globe and transparency in supply chains provision as described by the Modern Slavery Act 2015 is vital in the fight against these crimes. This statement is designed to increase transparency and ensure that the public, our clients, and suppliers know what steps LIV are taking to tackle modern slavery. We will build on what we are doing year on year, however our first statement shows how we are starting to act on the issue.
LIV is a leading design consultancy and property management service provider in the Residential sector and we aim to be world class in setting the highest standards in how we run our business and in our employment and procurement practices. We fully support the principles of the Modern Slavery Act and the abolition of modern slavery and human trafficking. We ensure that prospective employees are legally entitled to work in the UK and we have policies and procedures in place to prevent abuse or coercion once in our employment. Our people management policies include:
- Pre-employment checks
- Grievance, Disciplinary, Bullying & Harassment and Whistleblowing Procedures
We work with a wide range of different suppliers and partners to provide a seamless service to our Clients and to Residents which may potentially be a higher risk for example – property repairs and maintenance, grounds maintenance etc. We sometimes rely on recruitment agencies to supply temporary or permanent staff which can also increase a modern slavery risk. We will continue to work with our staff, partners and contractors to ensure we meet the expectations of the Modern Slavery Act.
We are committed to acting ethically and with integrity in all of our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure that we eradicate the risk of modern slavery anywhere in LIV or our supply chains. We are raising our awareness among our staff of the Modern Slavery Act, including its definitions of slavery and human trafficking and during 2017/18 we will be:
- Providing training to all of our employees on how to respond if a case of slavery or human trafficking is suspected
- Contacting suppliers and partners in potentially higher risk categories to check what assurance arrangements they have in place