Modern Slavery Statement 2019

Introduction

London Square Limited, its subsidiary companies and their joint ventures which form the London Square Group (‘London Square’), are an award-winning property developer, based in Uxbridge, Greater London.

London Square makes this statement on behalf of the London Square Group of companies, all of whom adopt its terms.

Supply Chain

Our supply chain comprises of a core of approved sub-contractors, suppliers and joint venture partners with whom we have long established relationships. As an integral part of our operation, our success and reputation are directly linked to their contribution, support and adherence to London Square’s ethics and values. We seek to work with companies who share our objective and work in accordance with our policies on health and safety, ethical practice and environmental standards.

We continue to strive to Make London Greater by maintaining collaborative working relationships with all stakeholders and making significant long-term improvements to the environment, as well as the social and economic fabric of the communities in which we work. Our commitment to abolish Modern Slavery forms an integral part of this goal.

As a leading London housebuilder, our homes are bespoke and are built using a diverse range of materials from across the globe. This diversity increases the risk of Modern Slavery in our supply chain, in the form of human trafficking and / or child labour.

Policies and Due Diligence

Our supply chain and sub-contractors are required to confirm that they meet the minimum standards set out in our Social and Ethical questionnaire, which is taken from the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI) Base Code and international labour laws.

Suppliers and Subcontractors are required to maintain and apply their own ethical sourcing policies.

In 2019 we plan to complete a full audit of our supply chain’s ethical sourcing practices to assess the Modern Slavery risk level and to identify any remedial actions required as a result. This will be the first full audit of this kind and an action plan will be formulated based upon the results.

Whistleblowing

London Square is committed to conducting business with honesty and integrity and encourages an open and accountable culture in all its dealings. Employees, sub-contractors or suppliers who become aware or are concerned about improper, unethical or illegal behaviour may raise the matter with their Line Manager, or alternatively by telephone, post or email to Scott Brown, Chief Finance Officer 01895 627300.

Employee Awareness and Training

Our Procurement and Commercial teams will be made aware of their responsibilities relating to ethical sourcing when appointing suppliers and subcontractors and procuring materials in accordance with the Company’s Code of Conduct and Supplier Charter. As well as the risks associated with Modern Slavery.

2019 Actions

  • In 2019 we will continue to raise awareness of modern slavery in all of its forms and promote ways that employees and suppliers can minimise the risk of modern slavery existing in our supply chain.
  • We will complete a full audit of our supply chain and from the audit we will produce a supply chain risk analysis and action plan.

This statement is pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act and was approved by the Executive Board of Directors for the 2019/2020 year and signed on its behalf by:

Adam Lawrence
Chief Executive Officer

5 December 2018