MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING STATEMENT 2016
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and sets out the steps AlixPartners, Ltd (the “Firm” or “we” or “our”) has taken during the financial year ending December 31, 2016 to ensure that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in its supply chains or in any part of its business.
AlixPartners is a leading global provider of business advisory services. AlixPartners, LLP (Delaware) is the parent company within the AlixPartners group comprising a number of separately constituted and regulated legal entities providing advisory services across several jurisdictions, including AlixPartners, Ltd in the United Kingdom. AlixPartners employs over 1,500 people worldwide, operating in eleven countries, with a global annual turnover in excess of £36m.
We are committed to combatting modern slavery and human trafficking, recognizing that modern slavery and human trafficking are manifest violations of fundamental human rights and criminal offences and have no place in modern society. We are dedicated to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to detect and address the risk of slavery and human trafficking taking place anywhere in our supply chains or our business.
OUR SUPPLY CHAINS
Our supply chains include leases for the properties we occupy; suppliers of IT and other office supplies and equipment; suppliers of event spaces and hospitality for meetings, conferences and general business travel; professional services from travel agents, lawyers, accountants and other professional services; office cleaning, catering and other office facilities services; and recruitment and employment agencies.
WHAT WE ARE DOING TO COMBAT MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING
During the financial year ending December 31, 2016 we:
- conducted an overall risk assessment of our internal structure and supply chain to identify areas of risk of modern slavery and human trafficking within our business;
- introduced a Code of Conduct, which explicitly prohibits engaging in behaviour that undermines free and fair competition, including prohibitions against forced labour in our supply chain;
- maintained and communicated globally about our independent ethics hotline which permits employees or other individuals with concerns about misconduct or breaches of law to raise concerns in confidence and anonymity, where permitted by local law, and without fear of retaliation or disciplinary action; and
- provided training around the risk and identification of potential modern slavery and human trafficking to individuals in our human resources function as well as those carrying out dedicated procurement functions.
Given the generally low risks associated with the operation of our business, to date it has not been considered necessary to conduct specific supply chain risk assessments, nor targeted due diligence, nor specific training for all personnel. However, we are committed to improving our practices to combat slavery and human trafficking and continue to keep under review and to monitor the operation of our business to ensure instances of modern slavery and human trafficking do not take place.
This statement has been approved for and on behalf of the directors of AlixPartners Ltd.
Date: June 28, 2017