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Anti-slavery statement

At TLT we are committed to delivering excellence to our clients and extend this approach to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring from within our business and supply chain.

This statement is made by TLT LLP and TLT NI LLP on 29 April 2018 and 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.

TLT's structure

TLT is a national firm with over 1,000 employees and partners across 6 offices on the UK and a niche team in Piraeus.  With a turnover in 2017/18 of £82 million 

Our approach

Due to the nature of the work we undertake we consider ourselves at low risk of exposure to modern slavery occurring in our supply chain. However, as a firm that strives to achieve the highest professional standards whilst having a positive impact on the communities in which we work we have introduced a number of policies that support our commitment to preventing acts of slavery and human trafficking:

Our policies:

  • Modern slavery policy – ensuring TLT LLP and TLT NI LLP maintain compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015
  • Supplier management policy – ensuring suitable vetting of our supply chain and on-going review of our suppliers takes place for continued compliance
  • Corporate Responsibility Policy – ensuring TLT LLP and TLT NI LLP operate in a responsible way, making a positive impact on the communities in which we work
  • Recruitment policy – ensuring all individuals employed by TLT LLP and TLT NI LLP are appropriately vetted and have the right to work in the UK
  • Whistleblowing policy – ensuring a fair process and protection for whistle blowers

Our training:

We invest in educating our employees to recognise the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains. We provide mandatory modern slavery e-learning for all new starters and mandatory annual refresher training for all staff.

Supporting our people and clients with compliance

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. Our procedures are that if there are 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 Risk Director.

Our business is categorised as low risk however we monitor our supply chain for best practice and to ensure that our suppliers 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 are able to support our clients by offering to assist them with:

  • drafting, developing or updating their modern slavery statement
  • assistance with supply chain audits and due diligence
  • provide advice on the policies and practices clients may have in place

Our next steps

  • We will continue to audit our existing supply chain and in addition we are aiming for more detailed second tier monitoring
  • We are looking to further enhance the training provided to the teams considered to be at high risk of detecting modern slavery such as procurement and HR.
  • We will continue to monitor the legislative landscape for any upcoming changes to legislation
  • We will continue to investigate whether there are any other steps we should be putting into place to reduce the risk of modern slavery

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 2019.

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David Pester, Managing Partner