LSTM (Group) - Modern Slavery Act Transparency Statement

Introduction from the Director of LSTM

LSTM recognises that all organisations have an obligation to prevent slavery and human trafficking. We must do our share to eradicate this modern day scourge. LSTM will do all in its power to prevent slavery and human trafficking within it employment and procurement processes.  LSTM recognises that, because of its position as a regulated member of the Research and HEI community, compliance with regulatory obligations reduces the risk that it will be engaging directly in human trafficking and slavery but, nevertheless, is committed to ensuring that risk does not become reality.   

Organisation’s Structure

IVCC is a not-for-profit public-private partnership that was established as a charity in 2005.
WELL Travelled Clinics are a trading company, a centre of excellence, providing a private pre-travel advice, vaccination and malaria prophylaxis service to the travelling public of the northwest of the UK.
LSTM is a HEI with a strong Research and Teaching portfolio based in Liverpool UK and Worldwide.

Our mission

IVCC - Our mission is to save lives, protect health and increase prosperity in areas where disease transmitted by insects is endemic. 
WELL Travelled Clinics - Are committed to providing local services, contributing to public health, building jobs and training. 
LSTM – Aim to reduce the burden of sickness and mortality in disease endemic countries through the delivery of effective interventions which improve human health and are relevant to the poorest communities. 

Our People

Our workforce is professionally and/or qualified at one level or another and regulated by external bodies.

Our Policies on Slavery and Human Trafficking

We are committed to ensure that there is no modern slavery or human trafficking in our supply chains or in any part of our business.

LSTM operates to ensure fairness in the recruitment, retention and development of employees and it seeks to comply with all applicable employment legislation.

The company seeks to provide a work environment where employee are treated with respect, dignity and consideration.

Due Diligence Process for Slavery and Human Trafficking

As part of our commitment to identify and eradicate slavery and human trafficking from within our organisation and from those businesses with which we interact, we -

  • Work closely with our supply chains to ensure compliance with legislative obligations and we expect those organisations to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes. 
  • We seek to build long standing relationships with suppliers and to make clear our expectations of ethical business behaviour from them. 

  • We have in place systems to encourage the reporting of concerns and the protection of whistle blowers. 

Supplier Adherence to our Values

LSTM has a zero tolerance view to slavery and human trafficking and we expect that view to prevail in our supply chain and contractors.

Senior Managers within LSTM are responsible for compliance in their respective departments, insofar as there is perceived to be a risk of encouraging, engaging or sustaining slavery and human trafficking.

Awareness

To ensure appropriate levels or risk awareness in respect of modern slavery and human trafficking, we have to ensure awareness of relevant employee and, in particular, of Senior Managers in our Procurement Department and Human Resources Department. All Directors in the organisation have been briefed on the subject.

Our Effectiveness in Combating Slavery and Human Trafficking

As has been stated above, we believe that, because of our position within the Education Sector and our reliance upon direct, one to one recruitment process, with subsequent monitoring of performance and the attainment of performance standard, our exposure within our human resources to human trafficking and slavery is low.

This statement is made to pursuant to Section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2014 and constitutes LSTM’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the current financial year.

Yours sincerely  

Professor J Hemingway, CBE Director of LSTM
August 2017