Modern Slavery Statement 2022/23 1
Last updated: April 2023
Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
Financial Year 2022/23
This statement is made pursuant to Section 54, Part 6 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and
sets out the steps that New Anglia LEP has taken to ensure that slavery and human
trafficking are not taking place within its supply chains or in any part of its business. This
statement covers the financial period 1 April 2022 to 31 March 2023.
We recognise that we have a responsibility to take a robust approach to slavery and human
New Anglia LEP is absolutely committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its
corporate activities, and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human
Organisational Structure and Supply Chains
This statement covers the activities of New Anglia Local Enterprise Partnership and all
programmes funded by New Anglia LEP. Based in Norwich, with an office in Ipswich, and is
a company limited by guarantee. With a non-executive board of 19 and an executive team of
50 people, we work closely with local authorities and local businesses to drive growth and
enterprise across Norfolk and Suffolk.
Relevant Policies
New Anglia operates the following policies that describe its approach to the identification of
modern slavery risks and steps to be taken to prevent slavery and human trafficking in its
Whistleblowing Policythe organisation encourages all its workers, customers and
other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the
supply chains of, the organisation. This includes any circumstances that may give
rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking. The organisation's
whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy for workers to make
disclosures, without fear of retaliation.
Standards of Conduct Policy – the organisation's standards make clear to employees
and board members the actions and behaviour expected of them when representing
the organisation. The organisation strives to maintain the highest standards of
employee and board member conduct and ethical behaviour when operating abroad
and managing its supply chain.
Legal Working Policy the LEP takes appropriate steps to ensure the people it
employs are working legally and to ensure the organisation is working within the law.
Checks are carried out on all applicants employed to confirm they are legally allowed
to work in the UK, with checks on appearance of the individuals, dates supplied and
genuine documentation.
Procurement Policythe LEP sets out the expectation that suppliers have adequate
policies and procedures in place to ensure that their business and their suppliers
have a robust stance on slavery and human trafficking.
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Risk Assessment and Due Diligence
We maintain a principal risk register which is reviewed twice a year by the Management
Committee and by exception in the interim. This risk register is used to identify areas of
concern and to agree mitigating actions.
We work closely with our supply chain and build long-standing relationships in order to
further reduce risk. We expect our suppliers to adhere to the requirements of the Modern
Slavery Act 2015 and act to identify and prevent slavery or human trafficking in their own
supply chains.
Training and Awareness
To ensure a high level of understanding of the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking
in our supply chains and our business we provide guidance and training to our staff. We
encourage employee engagement, communication and the ability of an employee to raise
concerns or grievances.
Board Approval
This statement has been approved by the board of directors, who will review and update it
Chair’s signature:
Chair’s name: C-J Green
Date: xx July 2023