The Cathedral has made a commitment to transparency over modern slavery

Liverpool Cathedral is a place of encounter. Built by the people, for the people to the glory of God. We believe everyone will encounter: inspiring Christian worship, a breath-taking experience; a community committed to justice and mercy; a safe, generous place in joy and sorrow; a dynamic community of staff and volunteers and a God who knows and loves you.

Liverpool Cathedral is committed to ensuring the business and its supply chains are free of slavery.  Liverpool Cathedral acknowledges its responsibility to comply with all principles of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 (the “Act”). This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Act.  It constitutes The Diocese of Liverpool’s slavery and human trafficking statement and policy statement for the financial year ended 31 March 2017.  It covers the activities of Liverpool Cathedral and its wholly owned subsidiaries: Liverpool Cathedral Enterprise and Liverpool Cathedral Foundation

Our Supply Chain
The Act applies not only to Liverpool Cathedral employees but also to suppliers, sub-contractors and other business partners.  There is corporate commitment within The Diocese of Liverpool to legal compliance, ethical standards and fundamental human rights. 

Liverpool Cathedral will not knowingly support or deal with any businesses involved in slavery or human trafficking. Procedures are in place aiming to minimize the risk of modern slavery in our supply chain and we encourage staff to report any concerns about modern slavery and child and forced labour.

We are assessing our supply chains and will remain vigilant in making decisions/collaborators by seeking confirmations and commitments as to the absence of these practices in their businesses.

We regularly review our procurement process and are in the process of developing specific measures and policies to ensure that our obligations under the Act are passed through our supply chain. 

A copy of this policy statement, a full copy of the Act and a simplified overview will be accessible to all employees electronically on Liverpool Cathedral Intranet. If any staff are concerned that modern slavery or human trafficking is taking place in our business or major supply chains they should raise their concerns to the Chief Officer or immediate line manager.

This statement will be reviewed annually and published on the Liverpool Cathedral website.

Approval
This statement has been approved by Liverpool Cathedral Chapter and the Dean of Liverpool.

First Approved  May 2019