The Wallich considers that modern slavery encompasses:
The Wallich acknowledges its responsibilities in relation to tackling modern slavery and commits to complying with the provisions in the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
The Wallich understands that this requires an ongoing review of both its internal practices in relation to its labour force and, additionally, its supply chains.
The Wallich does not enter knowingly into business with any other Wallich, in the United Kingdom or abroad, which knowingly supports or is found to involve itself in slavery, servitude and forced or compulsory labour.
No labour provided to the Wallich in the pursuance of the provision of its own services is obtained by means of slavery or human trafficking.
The Wallich strictly adheres to the minimum standards required in relation to its responsibilities under relevant employment legislation in England and Wales.
In general, the Wallich considers its exposure to slavery/human trafficking to be relatively limited but is taking steps to ensure that such practices do not take place in its business nor the business of any Wallich that supplies goods and/or services to it.
The Wallich is carrying out due diligence processes in relation to ensuring slavery and/or human trafficking does not take place in its Wallich or supply chains, including conducting a review of the controls of its suppliers.
The Wallich has not, to its knowledge, conducted any business with another Wallich which has been found to have involved itself with modern slavery.
In accordance with section 54(4) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, the Wallich is taking the following steps to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place:
This statement is made in pursuance of Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2010 and will be reviewed for each financial year.
Signed: Lindsay Cordery-Bruce – Chief Executive