Modern slavery statement

Leonard Cheshire Disability has a large and complex supply chain with a variety of commercial relationships with third parties. The charity recognises the importance of its role in implementing the guidance of the Modern Slavery Act and the consequences of its implications. We are currently reviewing our processes nationally and internationally to ensure a zero tolerance approach to slavery and human trafficking.

The charity has a centralised professional procurement team. The team is scheduled to complete an industry standard training on the Modern Slavery Act in 2016. We are currently developing a targeted charity wide programme in response to the Act and it is our intention that the charity’s employees and volunteers will have access to the necessary information and training.

The charity recognises the risks related to slavery and human trafficking within the organisation. An initial risk assessment of our supply chain has been completed. As part of our initiative to identify and mitigate the risk of slavery and human trafficking in our supply chain, we are now, looking at targeting those high risk categories.

The procurement team is reviewing the current procurement process to embed the Modern Slavery Act into the end-to-end process.

In order to measure our effectiveness in tackling Modern Slavery, Leonard Cheshire Disability will be monitoring the following Modern Slavery Key Performance Indicator during the financial year 2016-2017:

  • % of centralised procurement contract suppliers with Modern Slavery Act statements.