Anti-Slavery & Human Trafficking

Max Fordham LLP is a limited liability partnership, owned entirely by its staff applying the principles of Employee Ownership. All employees have the opportunity to become members of the LLP and to share in its ownership after a qualifying period. There are no subsidiaries or associated companies.

Our supply chains comprise two distinct groups:

  • General business, IT and office supplies including equipment and services, and other associated direct supplies to the business.
  • Professional services where we sub-contract part of the services we are contracted to provide.

Our assessments have identified these as presenting a low risk of slavery or human trafficking. We have designed procedures to satisfy ourselves where appropriate that our suppliers have systems in place to prevent this within their organisations.

The Modern Slavery Act 2015 requires larger businesses to produce an annual Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement. As a medium-sized business, we are not legally required to produce such a statement. However we recognise that the intent behind the legislation is for businesses to encourage their supply chains to do more than the legal minimum, and so we are pleased to produce this statement summarising the actions taken during the financial year ending 5 April 2021 on a voluntary basis as if s.54 of the Act applied to us.

We confirm our commitment against slavery of any form and against human trafficking. As a Practice we are therefore committed to ensuring that we treat all members of the Practice, our suppliers and other stakeholders in an open and transparent way and to satisfy ourselves that we only engage organisations whose treatment of their staff and own supply chain reflect our values.

In the past year we have built upon our engagement with our immediate supply chain by increasing our awareness as a Practice of the risk of slavery and human trafficking throughout the wider UK construction industry. We are committed to ensuring all our site active staff understand this issue and, to that end, provided information and training tools to all members of our Practice. We will seek to continue and expand upon this in 2021/22.