Fieldfisher LLP is a limited liability partnership registered in England and Wales with registered number OC318472. Fieldfisher is an international legal practice comprising Fieldfisher LLP and its affiliates, operating in the jurisdictions as detailed on our website here.
We are committed to legal compliance and ethical business practices in all of our UK operations, including a constant process of monitoring our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking and improving or procedures where necessary. We choose suppliers and contractors who we believe share that commitment.
Our policy on slavery and human trafficking
During the last Financial Year we have continued our commitment to ensuring that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business. Our Anti-slavery and Human Trafficking Policy and our supplier selection processes reflect our commitment to implement and enforce effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place anywhere in our supply chains.
Parts of our business and supply chains where there is a risk and steps we have taken
As a professional services business employing professional people we have not identified a material slavery and human trafficking risk in our own business.
During the last year we have again reviewed our suppliers to ensure they have appropriate policies in place. We contract primarily with blue chip companies where the risk of slavery and human trafficking taking place within those businesses continues to be low. Our risk assessment concluded that although the risk was low overall, our outsourced facilities management in the UK continues to be an area where we require further and ongoing reassurance. This area covers:
(a) building security;
(b) office cleaning;
(c) concierge services;
(d) reception and switchboard.
We continue to ensure that all our providers in these fields continue to pay the London Living Wage or the National Minimum wage as appropriate. As set out below we continue to obtain formal written confirmation of their compliance with this and other applicable laws and regulations regarding modern slavery and human trafficking.
We require the firm's partners and staff, including temporary workers and consultants to the firm and others who are subject to the direction of the firm, to comply with our Anti-Slavery and Human Trafficking Policy. We also place a strong emphasis across the organisation on publicising and encouraging compliance to our stated values which are People First, Embracing ESG and Collaboration,
As with all alleged violations of policy, we are committed to investigating issues and taking the appropriate action up to and including termination of employment and termination of agreements for suppliers and contractors. No such issues have arisen during the year.
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our supply chains and our business, we have provided training to staff and those in management roles who have direct contact and responsibility for procurement within the firm, both in the firm and in our primary outsourced provider.
In 2022 we introduced an updated Supplier Management Process which includes more detailed questions on modern slavery and human trafficking. This updated Process is applied to all material new suppliers and during the current year we will seek appropriate written confirmation from suppliers identified as being higher risk by our risk assessment procedures concerning their compliance with applicable laws and regulations regarding modern slavery and human trafficking.
Robert Shooter - Managing Partner