Voluntary slavery and human trafficking statement
Worthingtons is making a voluntary modern slavery and human trafficking statement relating to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
We oppose slavery and human trafficking in all its forms and make this statement to set out the steps we have taken to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in our business or in our supply chains
Worthingtons are a local partnership providing legal services across Northern Ireland.
Our annual turnover is under £36 million. Although we are not required to make a modern slavery statement under section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we are making this voluntary statement to show our commitment to ethical trading principles and to set out the steps we are taking to tackle modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and in our supply chains.
Our supply chains are mainly made up of the following:
Our commitment to ethical trading
We are committed to ethical trading principles and to acquiring goods and services without harm to others.
Due diligence and risk assessment
To help identify and monitor the risk of slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain we expect suppliers and sub-contractors to commit to ethical labour practices.
Moreover, as we operate in a discrete jurisdiction, we are familiar with our suppliers’ backgrounds and we are alert to any regulatory action in this jurisdiction.
As this is a Voluntary Statement we are not obliged to provide staff training. Nevertheless, to raise awareness and to ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, the Voluntary Statement has been circulated to all staff and forms part of our Induction pack for all new staff.
This voluntary slavery and human trafficking statement is made in connection with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015