Modern Slavery Act

Anti-slavery and human trafficking statement

1: Opening statement from senior management

Mason Sterling is committed to preventing acts of modern slavery and human trafficking from occurring within its business and supply chain, and imposes the same high standards on its suppliers. 

2: Structure of the organisation

Mason Sterling is a global firm in the corporate sector. It is employs people and has business operations in multiple regions. To find out more about the nature of our business, please click www.masonsterling.com.In order to provide clients with professional advisory services, we work with a range of suppliers.

3: Policies

As part of our commitment to combating modern slavery, we have implemented various policies. We also make sure our suppliers are aware of our policies, and adhere to the same high standards. These policies have been developed by the board in conjunction with our compliance advisors. 

4: Due diligence

As part of our efforts to monitor and reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring within our supply chains, we have adopted appropriate due diligence procedures. Our procedures are designed to:

  1. establish and assess areas of potential risk in our business and supply chains
  2. monitor potential risk areas in our business and supply chains
  3. reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and supply chains
  4. provide adequate protection for whistle-blowers

5: Risk and compliance

Mason Sterling regularly evaluates the nature and extent of its exposure to the risk of modern slavery occurring in its supply chain through our broader risk management framework and relevant procedures. We do not consider that we operate in high risk sectors or locations. Where we have identified a potential risk these will be investigated, remediated and mitigated through activities such as due diligence, improved procurement practices or industry collaboration.

We ensure all our suppliers adhere to our anti-slavery policy. We enforce a strict code of compliance and do not tolerate slavery and human trafficking within our supply chains. If we find evidence of a failure to comply with our relevant policies we will immediately seek to terminate our relationship with the relevant supplier. 

6: Effectiveness and KPIs

Mason Sterling uses key performance indicators (KPIs) to measure how successful we have been in ensuring that slavery and human trafficking is not taking place in any part of our business or supply chains. 

Our risk and compliance committee conduct an independent review of our businesses and supply chains, and to recommend actions we can take to combat slavery and human trafficking from within.

7: Training

We invest in educating our staff to recognise the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking in our business and supply chains. Through our training programmes, employees are encouraged to identify and report any potential breaches of our anti-slavery and human trafficking policy. Employees are taught the benefits of stringent measures to tackle slavery and human trafficking, as well as the consequences of failing to eradicate slavery and human trafficking from our business and supply chains. 

8: Further actions and sign-off

Following our review of our actions this financial year to prevent slavery or human trafficking from occurring in our business or supply chains, we intend to take further steps to tackle slavery and human trafficking including increased due diligence on the use of third-party suppliers.

This statement is made in accordance with section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes Mason Sterling’s slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year 2021.

This statement was approved by the board. 

Mason Sterling. 2021.