Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights. It is a term used to encompass slavery, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking. DWF is committed to ensuring a zero tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain or in any part of our business.
As a signatory to the UN Global Compact, we make a public commitment to responsible business practices which encourage transparency and will report on progress against measurable outcomes, consistent with our disclosure obligations under the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Please click here to read our Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement.
Our supply chain management procedures are designed to engage with our suppliers to communicate our Anti-Slavery approach and to gain an understanding of the measures taken by them to ensure modern slavery is not occurring in their businesses through the identification and assessment of areas of potential risk within their own supply chains.
The Director of Risk Management & Excellence has overall responsibility for the effective operation of this policy which applies to all of our partners and employees in the DWF Group which comprises a number of subsidiaries (where DWF LLP is the parent company) and a number of separately constituted and regulated legal entities providing legal services in different jurisdictions. It also applies to people working with us through an agency, consultants and contractors.
DWF is clear that it will not engage with any business knowingly involved in any aspect of modern slavery. This aligns to DWF's responsible business framework designed to:
- Support and strengthen society, taking action to engage locally where we have a presence
- Demonstrate visible commitment at the highest level
- Embed sustainable business principles within our business as part of the DWF Way
- Ensure that our business is a force for good
- Make DWF is a great place to work and do business.
This policy will be reviewed annually.
Managing Partner & CEO