Slavery and human trafficking statement

Summary

Modern slavery is a crime and a violation of fundamental human rights.

We understand it takes various forms including slavery, servitude, forced and compulsory labour and human trafficking.

Lagom Strategy has zero tolerance policy towards slavery and human trafficking and expects all its partners to share this approach.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act (2015) and constitutes Lagom Strategy Ltd’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.

Our organisation

Lagom Strategy is a provider of user research, design, and consultancy services in the digital sector.

We are committed to providing services and running our business in a way that combats slavery and human trafficking.

Our policies on slavery and human trafficking

We have reviewed our workplace policies and committed to these measures to ensure there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in any part of our business:

  • All employees have proven their right to work in the UK
  • All employees, sub-contractors, and interns are paid directly into a bank account in their name and paid above the UK Living Wage
  • All employees, sub-contractors, and interns [interns with us for longer than 3 weeks] are paid above the UK Living Wage
  • We undertake an audit and risk analysis of our supply chain each year – including the sub-contractors and professional services we use
  • Our statement was last updated June 2022

Due diligence of our supply chain

We have mapped out our supply chain down into three groups:

  1. Consortium partners and sub-contractors that we work on projects with – this is a limited group of trusted associates with high ethical standards and modern slavery statements
  2. Professional services we employ to support our business (e.g. accounting, and research recruiters)
  3. Proprietors of the digital tools and services we primarily use to do our work

Note: as a 100% remote business we don’t own or hire work spaces or the people associated with work spaces, e.g. cleaners.

We have reviewed the Modern Slavery statements for each organisation and will do so for new organisations entering our supply chain.

We train all staff involved in supply chain management to do this.

Responsibility of this policy

Our Directors have overall responsibility for implementing and ensuring this policy complies with our legal and ethical obligations, and that all those under our control comply with it.

They also have responsibility for monitoring its application and effectiveness.

Communication of this policy

All employees know to quickly report incidents or concerns around modern slavery in any part of our business or supply chains to a Director.

We communicate our commitment and policies to all our business partners, and contractors before we start working with them.

Breaches of this policy

Employees who breaches this policy will face disciplinary action, which could result in dismissal for misconduct or gross misconduct.

We may terminate our relationship with others if they breach this policy.