Modern Slavery Statement

MODERN SLAVERY STATEMENT

Statement pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015

This statement is published on behalf of Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP, registered with 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 last financial year

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

We have assessed our local supply contracts by size and risk profile and have assessed the risk of slavery or trafficking being present. We have taken and are taking steps to ensure that slavery and human trafficking play no part in our supply chain.

The main areas of risk that we identified through our review were in relation to the hiring of outsourced catering staff. Appropriate due diligence undertaken pursuant to our new policies, referred to below, is being 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 regularly review our outsourcing procedures.

We have in recent months introduced a procurement procedure and policy with a specific requirement to carry out a risk analysis in relation to slavery and enforced labour with all potential new contractors to the Firm. This is one of the evaluation criteria behind our selection of new vendors.

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Stephen Pollard
Partner
Wilmer Cutler Pickering Hale and Dorr LLP

31 December 2016