Financial Year ending 31st December 2021
Elixirr is the challenger consultancy. Elixir International plc, which listed on the AIM market of the London Stock Exchange in July 2020, is the parent company of Elixirr Consulting Limited and Elixirr LLC and our “House of Brands” companies: Den Creative Limited, Coast Digital Limited and The Retearn Group Limited (together, the Elixirr Group). We employ over 200 people, many of whom travel internationally to provide services to our global client base. This statement is made on behalf of the Elixirr Group.
Having met the criteria earlier this year, this is our first Modern Slavery Act statement. In preparing this statement in compliance with Section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015, we have embraced the opportunity to identify those areas of greatest risk from a Modern Slavery Act perspective.
Our business comprises the employment of consultants and creatives and personnel that support the business, all of whom are on employment or contracting contracts that comply with applicable law. We are also required to ensure compliance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015 in our client engagement contracts.
The main area of risk that we have identified for our business to ensure compliance with the Modern Slavery Act is through our third-party supply chain.
Our supply chain includes international recruiters and events companies who help us to attract and hire talented consultants and creatives from a pool of global talent. We can mitigate our risk by ensuring our contracts have adequate obligations imposed on the companies we contract with to comply with the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
We also engage third party suppliers of goods and services required for the running of our offices, including cleaning services, office supplies and international travel agencies. We have commenced a due diligence exercise to audit all of our existing third party suppliers to ensure that they have adequate procedures and processes in place to ensure the protection and safeguarding of their employees and supply chain. Where suppliers are unable to meet our requirements in ensuring that they are taking active steps to eradicate modern slavery in their own organisation and supply chain, we will work with them to ensure that this is addressed and where there is continued failure to comply with our expectations, we will look to replace their services and source an alternative supplier.
All our employees and contractors are contractually obligated to familiarise themselves and ensure compliance with the provisions of our Anti-Slavery Policy and whistleblowing policy and procedure. Failure to do so will result in disciplinary action.
All our employees and contractors working on client matters are contractually obliged to familiarise themselves and ensure compliance with the internal policies of any clients they are performing services for.
All our employees and contractors are required to complete a mandatory training module about the provisions of the Modern Slavery Act, which educates them on how to report suspicious activity and to be aware that it is the responsibility of everyone in the Elixirr Group to align with our values to eradicate modern slavery and human trafficking.
By publishing this statement on the Elixirr website, the Directors of Elixirr International plc aim to send out a very clear message to our investors, clients, suppliers, employees, contractors and prospective employees and contractors that everyone involved with the Elixirr Group has a personal duty to be alive to the risks of modern slavery and human trafficking and understand that it will not be tolerated by the Elixirr Group.
Going forward into 2022 we have taken steps to ensure that all our contracts set out specific provisions obligating the parties with whom we contract to comply with the provisions of the Modern Slavery Act 2015.
This Modern Slavery Statement for financial year ending 31st December 2021 is approved by the Board of Directors of Elixirr International plc.
Ian FergusonDirector and General Counsel26 November 2021