Modern Slavery Statement

Modern Slavery Statement

Statement pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 for the financial year ending 31 December 2018.

This statement is published on behalf of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, a legal practice, authorised and regulated by the SRA under registration number 287488, and references to “we” and “the firm” are to that entity.

Our approach

We are committed to achieving high standards of ethical behavior in the conduct of our business. We do not tolerate slavery or human trafficking or abusive or unfair treatment in any part of our business or in any part of our supply chain.

In the financial year ending 31 December 2018

We have considered our current suppliers and our business and have undertaken a project analyzing the parts of our supply chain and our business that are at risk of slavery. We have determined that our business is low risk for slavery.

With regard to our supply chain, we regularly assess our local supply contracts by size and risk profile and assess the risk of slavery or trafficking being present.

We are continuing to take steps to ensure that slavery and human trafficking play no part in our supply chain and our business, including training of members of the firm, where appropriate.

The main area of risk in our supply chain and our business that we identified through our initial review was in relation to the hiring of outsourced catering staff and we do not consider this position has changed in the last twelve months. Appropriate due diligence undertaken pursuant to our procedures is conducted to mitigate those risks. We have a policy to only use reputable outsourcing agencies and to comply with all local laws, regulations and codes of best practice.

We have maintained our procurement procedure with regard to the engagement of all new contractors to the Firm. Risk of slavery remains one of the evaluation criteria behind our selection of new vendors.

Stephen Pollard

Stephen Pollard
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

15 May 2019