In accordance with the Modern Slavery Act 2015, London South Bank University (LSBU) takes steps during each academic year to prevent modern slavery and human trafficking in its business and supply chains.
At LSBU, we are committed to running our business responsibly. We strive to maintain high ethical principles and to respect human rights. This extends to encouraging high standards in our supply chain. LSBU is committed to procuring goods and services and employing people without causing harm to others, and remains committed to supporting the UK Government’s National Action Plan, updated in May 2016 to implement the UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights. In doing so, LSBU supports the Base Code of the Ethical Trading Initiative (ETI).
The Sustainability Steering Group is responsible for the oversight, development and ongoing monitoring of the University environmental and sustainability policies and strategy, including modern slavery. It is led by the Deputy Vice Chancellor and Chief Operating Officer and its membership includes representation from Professional Service Groups (including Procurement and Sustainability teams), students and academics. LSBU’s sustainability initiatives are developed through the 3C's approach, covering Campus, Curriculum and Community.
Moving forward, LSBU will continue to develop a better understanding of its supply chain and encourage greater transparency and responsibility towards people working within them. We will continue to review and work together to assess what steps need to be taken to prevent, monitor and mitigate the risks to human rights in our supply chains, with particular focus on high risk areas.