Modern Slavery Act Statement
From the Chief Executive
This statement is made as a result of the implementation
of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP is a Limited Liability Partnership incorporated in England and Wales with registered number OC360767. The Registered Office is at St Bride’s House, 10 Salisbury Square, London EC4Y 8EH.
Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP is a professional services firm of Chartered Accountants and Registered Auditors. The firm’s principal activity is the provision of accountancy and related services and it is regulated by the Institute of Chartered Accountants In England and Wales and the Financial Conduct Authority.
Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP has eight offices based in England only and the majority of its business is conducted with UK based clients. It also provides services to businesses located in the U.S.A.
The services Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP provides to its clients are predominantly office or site-based at clients’ premises (sites being, for the most part, located in the UK).
The large majority of our work is undertaken by our own staff. Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP’s professional service supply chain consists, on the whole, of other regulated professional service firms and individuals. Our assessment is that this represents a very low risk of anyone supplying us with services being involved in slavery and/or human trafficking. As a result of this assessment Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP has not identified a need to take any additional action with regard to such relationships.
Additionally, on the occasions where Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP contracts others to assist in the provision of services we take steps to ensure they have any relevant accreditations and are appropriately qualified. Given the nature of these relationships and the fact that they are predominantly UK-based Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP also considers them very low risk and so takes no additional steps over and above our supplier approval process.
In conclusion, given the low risk profile of anyone supplying us with services being involved in slavery and/or human trafficking, we believe our current procedures and reliance on regulatory oversight in relation to professional services are sufficient.
Goods and indirect services
In terms of goods and non-regulated services supplied to Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP, almost all goods will be items for use in our UK offices, or UK services in respect normal business operations such as office space, stationery, travel and accommodation costs etc. We assess this to result in a very low risk profile that anyone providing us with these goods or services will be involved in slavery and /or human trafficking. In conclusion, we believe that our normal supplier take on procedures provide adequate assurance.
Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP is also the UK Member of Crowe Horwath International, a network that consists of more than 200 independent accounting and advisory services firms in over 130 countries around the world. All of these firms are involved in the provision of accountancy and related services and most are similarly regulated by professional bodies in their own jurisdictions.
We will continue to review these on an on-going basis and where a change increases the risk will adapt our review and assessment processes accordingly.
Crowe Clark Whitehill LLP