This modern slavery statement is issued on behalf of Lumorus PLC ("the Company") in accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. Lumorus PLC is a UK-based management consultancy company committed to conducting its business responsibly and ethically. We recognize the importance of taking proactive measures to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking within our operations and supply chains. Our commitment extends to upholding high standards of ethical and governance arrangements, ensuring impartiality, integrity, and objectivity in managing public funds and our activities.
Organizational Structure and Supply Chains:
Lumorus PLC operates as a management consultancy firm, providing professional services to various clients across different sectors. Our supply chains primarily involve the procurement of goods and services necessary for our operations, including office supplies, technology solutions, and professional services.
Lumorus PLC is fully committed to promoting and upholding the principles of human rights, fair labour practices, and the eradication of modern slavery. We have a zero-tolerance approach to modern slavery and human trafficking, aligning with the UK Government's objectives to eradicate these heinous practices.
Policies and Due Diligence:
To address the risks associated with modern slavery, Lumorus PLC has implemented the following policies and practices:
Code of Conduct: We have developed a comprehensive Code of Conduct that sets out the principles and standards we expect all employees, suppliers, and contractors to adhere to. This Code emphasizes the highest standards of impartiality, integrity, and objectivity, and it explicitly prohibits any form of forced labour, slavery, human trafficking, or any form of exploitation.
Supplier Due Diligence: We conduct robust due diligence on our suppliers to assess their compliance with our ethical standards. This includes reviewing their policies, procedures, and practices related to labour rights, human trafficking, and modern slavery. We also engage in ongoing monitoring and assessment of our suppliers' performance in these areas to ensure alignment with our zero-tolerance approach.
Employee Awareness and Training: We provide comprehensive training and awareness programs to our employees to ensure they understand the risks and signs of modern slavery. This training equips them with the knowledge and skills necessary to identify and report any concerns promptly.
Whistleblowing Mechanism: Aside from direct lines of free and open communication, we foster a constructive environment where employees are encouraged to express their views in on any issue that affects them. We maintain a confidential and anonymous reporting mechanism that allows employees, suppliers, and other stakeholders to raise concerns about potential violations of our policies, including modern slavery. Reports can be made through our designated channels, and we guarantee protection from any form of retaliation for those who report in good faith.
Continuous Improvement: We are committed to continuously reviewing and improving our policies, procedures, and practices to combat modern slavery. We actively engage with industry initiatives, collaborate with relevant stakeholders, and stay updated with legal requirements to enhance our efforts in eradicating modern slavery.
Risk Assessment and Monitoring:
Lumorus PLC conducts regular risk assessments to identify and evaluate potential risks related to modern slavery within our operations and supply chains. These assessments consider factors such as geographical location, industry sector, and the nature of our business relationships. We closely monitor our supply chains, conduct audits, and engage in dialogue with suppliers to address any identified risks or non-compliance promptly and effectively.
Performance Measurement and Review:
We have established key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure our progress in combating modern slavery. These KPIs include the number of supplier assessments conducted, training completion rates, and the number of reported concerns investigated and resolved. We conduct regular reviews of our policies and practices to ensure they remain effective and aligned with legal requirements.
Lumorus PLC maintains a firm commitment to preventing modern slavery and human trafficking in all its forms. We are dedicated to upholding high ethical standards and governance arrangements, ensuring impartiality, integrity, and objectivity in managing finances and our activities. This modern slavery statement will be reviewed annually and updated as necessary to reflect our ongoing commitment to combatting modern slavery.
This statement is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and has been approved by the Board of Directors.
Signed on behalf of Lumorus PLC:
Updated and approved July 2023