Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking Statement
This statement covers the activities of LW Theatres Group Ltd, LW Theatres Ltd, The Adelphi Theatre Company Ltd, Entertainment Theatres Ltd and GL Theatre Ltd (“The Company”).
It sets out the Company’s actions to understand all potential slavery and human trafficking risks related to its business and to put in place steps that are aimed at ensuring that there is no slavery or human trafficking in its own business and its supply chains. This statement is made pursuant to Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and relates to actions and activities during the financial year 1 July 2018 to 30 June 2019.
Organisational structure and supply chains
The Company owns and operates seven West End theatres and its operations are limited to the U.K. Our suppliers include (but are not limited to):
• food and beverage providers,
• outsourced IT and technology system providers,
• business advisors/consultants,
• cleaning and building maintenance service providers,
• leasehold property providers,
• other equipment and service providers.
The Company is committed to preventing slavery and human trafficking in its corporate activities and to ensuring that its supply chains are free from slavery and human trafficking.
The Company will only seek to work with suppliers who share its commitment to preventing slavery and human trafficking.
The Company works closely with its suppliers to understand their activities and seeks relevant information and warranties from them that adequate procedures and practices are in place to manage the risk of human trafficking or slavery in their supply chain.
Each Director takes responsibility for their relevant area of the business in this regard and ensuring that appropriate due diligence is undertaken in appointing and reviewing supplier relationships.
In the event the Company becomes aware of an incident of human trafficking or slavery (or had a suspicion of such) the Company would seek to investigate this further and ensure the situation was rectified as a matter of urgency. As part of rectifying the situation, the Company would give due consideration to terminating the supplier agreement.
Any incidents of human trafficking or slavery would be reported to the board of directors.
The Company encourages all its workers, customers and other business partners to report any concerns related to the direct activities, or the supply chains of, the Company. This includes any circumstances that may give rise to an enhanced risk of slavery or human trafficking. The Company’s whistleblowing procedure is designed to make it easy for workers to make disclosures, without fear of retaliation. Employees, customers or others who have concerns can use our reporting procedure set out in out Whistleblowing policy.
The Human Resources department regularly review recruitment practices and those of recruitment partners and agencies to ensure the Company’s engagement of employees and workers is in accordance with statutory requirements and meets the Company’s ethical standards.
The Company will review this statement on an annual basis. This will be undertaken by the Finance Director and Human Resources department and approved by the board of directors.