Modern slavery and human trafficking statement
1. INTRODUCTION FROM BEN GILLAM
1.1 – At ThirdWay Architecture Limited (“ThirdWay”) we are committed to promoting the highest standards of ethical conduct and always strive to continually improve our working practices. We also see it as our responsibility to encourage appropriate ethical baselines in our supply chains, including the prevention of modern forms of slavery and human trafficking.
1.2 – This statement constitutes the modern slavery and human trafficking statement for ThirdWay (a subsidiary company of ThirdWay Group Limited) for the financial year 2016-2017. It sets out an overview of our business and supply chains and the steps we have taken as a company to ensure that modern slavery and human trafficking are not taking place in our business or supply chains.
2. BUSINESS MODEL AND SUPPLY CHAINS
2.1 – ThirdWay Architecture Limited, a UK based company, is a architecture practice. We specialise in design, workplace consultancy, build projects and refurbishments. ThirdWay is committed to helping all of its clients to achieve an effective and bespoke office space that is effortlessly functional and future facing.
2.2 – Founded in 2010, ThirdWay Group employs more than 100 professionals operating in the UK.
2.3 – Owing to the nature of our business, ThirdWay’s upstream supply chains are primarily the supply of building supplies, office furniture, fixtures and fittings, IT equipment and software. In the main these are sourced from low risk jurisdictions for the purposes of modern slavery and human trafficking.
3. STEPS TAKEN TO ENSURE MODERN SLAVERY AND HUMAN TRAFFICKING ARE NOT TAKING PLACE IN OUR BUSINESS OR SUPPLY CHAINS
3.1 – Employees of ThirdWay are required to subscribe to the Group’s Code of Ethics and Business Conduct. The Code sets forth the high standards of ethical business conduct expected of all directors, officers and employees of ThirdWay, including those working in our procurement teams. The Code expressly requires fair dealing and compliance with all applicable laws, rules and regulations, which includes those prohibiting modern slavery and human trafficking.
3.2 – ThirdWay employees can also utilise ThirdWay’s whistleblowing procedures, which facilitate the voicing of concerns our staff may have regarding the ethical standards applicable to our supply chains.
3.3 – ThirdWay, as well as ThirdWay Group Limited, remain committed to improving our processes to ensure that our business and supply chains are free from modern slavery and human trafficking.
4.1 – This modern slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year 2016-2017 has been approved by the board of directors of ThirdWay Architecture Limited.
For and on behalf of the board of directors of ThirdWay Architecture Limited