Shoosmiths publishes its 2022 modern slavery and human trafficking statement

Shoosmiths is committed to better understanding its supply chain and collaborating with stakeholders who wish to improve transparency and address incidents of slavery or human trafficking.

This applies not just to our own practices but also to the identification of opportunities in wider society where we might be able to make a difference. We are particularly keen to hear from like-minded organisations so that we can explore collaborative opportunities.

Anti-Slavery Day which takes place each year on 18 October aims to raise awareness of trafficking and modern slavery and to encourage preventative action. Slavery is everywhere - but often not obvious. There are around 100,000 victims in the UK alone.

What is Shoosmiths doing?

We recently published our 2022 statement setting out our progress and plans. Our 2022 statement and previous statements are located here.

Our 2022/2023 priorities are:

  1. Undertake a remote site assessment (interviews and review of process and documentation) of all major cleaning services firms by September 2023).
  2. As part of our accredited living wage employer work we are also to engage with suppliers to determine if they are living wage employers.
  3. Continue to explore opportunities for collaboration within the business sector and with third sector organisations involved in mitigating and preventing slavery and trafficking within the UK.
  4. Continue to raise awareness amongst stakeholders.

If you would like to explore collaborating with Shoosmiths please contact [email protected].


This information is for general information purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. It is recommended that specific professional advice is sought before acting on any of the information given. Please contact us for specific advice on your circumstances. © Shoosmiths LLP 2024.



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