This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It sets out the steps which Hoffmann Eitle has taken to prevent modern slavery within its business and its supply chains.
Hoffmann Eitle is an intellectual property law firm. We are an organisation which provides legal advice to global clients through a number of different offices and legal entities, as detailed in the legal notice on our website.
We are committed to implementing and enforcing policies and procedures to ensure that modern slavery is not taking place anywhere within our business or our supply chains. As an organisation which provides professional services and has relatively short supply chains, we have assessed the risk of modern slavery occurring within our business and supply chains as being low. We strive to ensure that this remains the case. We comply with all relevant employment legislation and have a formal whistleblowing policy which employees have access to.
We expect our suppliers, contractors and third party providers to take all reasonable and practical steps to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015. We only use reputable firms and service providers to assist us in meeting our business needs and delivering the very best client service. We have been reviewing (and are continuing to review) the firm’s policies and procurement processes, as well as the guidance and training provided to our employees, to identify any areas where further improvements can be made.
This statement concerns the financial year ending 31 December 2019 and has been signed by the Management Committee of Hoffmann Eitle.