This statement is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and is TLT's slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 30 April 2017.
TLT aims at all times to conduct its business in compliance with all legislation and regulations which are relevant to our business within the countries that we operate.
We acknowledge our obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and are committed to implementing and maintaining effective systems and controls to ensure that our business and supply chains are free from modern slavery.
The term "modern slavery" is used to describe situations where a person is deprived of their liberty in order to exploit them for personal or commercial gain. It is a criminal offence and a violation of human rights and can take a number of forms, including slavery, forced or compulsory labour, servitude, human trafficking, traffic in prostitution and trafficking for exploitation. TLT is committed to ensuring that our business and supply chains are free from modern slavery or human trafficking. We take a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and will not knowingly support or deal with any business involved in such practices.
This policy applies to all persons working for or on behalf of TLT LLP and TLT NI LLP in any capacity, including all employees, partners, interns, agents, contractors, external consultants, third-party representatives and business partners, regardless of where they are operating. Any reported breach of this policy will be investigated and may lead to disciplinary action and dismissal (employees) and immediate termination of contract (suppliers and contractors).
It is the responsibility of all those working for us or under our control to detect, report and prevent modern slavery from occurring within our business or supply chains. If you have any concerns or suspicions that modern slavery may be present in any parts of our business or supply chains you are encouraged to report it at the earliest possible stage to the Firm's Head of Risk and Compliance.
TLT provide mandatory e-learning covering The Modern Slavery Act for all new starters and existing employees. Our business is categorised as low risk however we monitor our supply chain for best practice and to ensure that risks of modern slavery are diminished and that they have modern slavery policies in place. We also carry out analysis of our suppliers to assess the risk that they are engaged in. We provide training, advice and support to organisations to promote the issues connected with modern slavery and to assist the eradication of modern slavery in today's society. In addition we monitor the legislative landscape for any upcoming changes to legislation for example the new Modern Slavery (Transparency in Supply Chains) Bill 2017 which has had its first reading in the House of Lords.