We, EM Law, are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chain. Whilst we are not legally obliged by the Modern Slavery Act 2015 to publish a Modern Slavery Statement, we are passionate about social justice and wish to promote awareness of modern slavery and combat it.
- Organisation’s structure.
- We are a provider of services in the legal sector. We are wholly owned by Neil Williamson. We have over 15 employees and consultants in the UK, and we advise individuals and businesses in the UK and across the world.
- Our policies on slavery and human trafficking.
We have appropriate policies in place that underpin our commitment to ensure that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. We do not work with any client or supplier that supports or is found to involve itself in slavery, servitude and forced compulsory labour. We review and update all our policies.
Whilst we consider our potential exposure to modern slavery to be minor, we nonetheless endeavour to make sure that it does not take place whether inside or outside our organisation. Our internal policies reflect our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
Due diligence processes for slavery and human trafficking
We understand that the following areas give rise to the highest modern slavery risks: hospitality, offshore service industries, construction, and manufacturing.
As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate risk we conduct due diligence exercises on our suppliers and in some cases the clients that we work for. When selecting our suppliers, price is not our only driver. We are committed to buying quality products and services from ethical suppliers.
We advocate for responsible business practices year-round and strive to involve everyone in the firm in our responsible business commitments. We promote compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and make legal and non-legal staff of their duties to take appropriate action if they encounter or suspect any instance of modern slavery or human trafficking.
We have made this statement in the 2024 financial year. We will review and update it, if necessary, in subsequent financial years.