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GeoPlace LLP has a zero-tolerance approach to slavery and is committed to preventing acts of slavery and human trafficking from occurring within both its business and supply chain and imposes those same high standards on its contractors, suppliers and other business partners.

Company structure

GeoPlace is a Limited Liability Partnership jointly owned by the Local Government Association (LGA) and Ordnance Survey Limited. We are a world class expert in address and street information management, collecting definitive data form source and producing products that are taken to market by Ordnance Survey.
We work with a wide range of different suppliers, subcontractors and partners each of which will have their own subcontractors, affiliates and associate entities. GeoPlace LLP therefore is connected to multiple entities through numerous contractual relationships, some in other countries.

Due diligence processes

We:

  • operate strict procurement processes, ensuring suppliers comply with all applicable laws and standards, including those which relate to the Modern Slavery Act
  • expect our suppliers to have suitable anti-slavery and human trafficking policies and processes in place within their own businesses and to cascade those policies to their own suppliers
  • have completed an analysis of assurance information from existing suppliers and partners and followed up where relevant
  • use the advice and guidance in relation to the Modern Slavery Act set out in the Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply (CIPS) code of professional conduct
  • provide information to staff in respect of the Modern Slavery Act
  • include appropriate terms in our contractual documentation, obliging suppliers and contractors to comply with the Modern Slavery Act and reserving the right for GeoPlace to audit suppliers and contractors, where we consider it appropriate
  • encourage staff to identify and report any potential breaches of GeoPlace's anti-slavery policy statement
  • protect whistleblowers through our confidential reporting process

The above procedures are designed to:

  • identify and assess potential risk areas in our business and supply chains
  • reduce the risk of slavery and human trafficking occurring in our business and supply chains
  • monitor potential risk areas in our business and supply chains
  • provide adequate protection for whistleblowers

Date:16 May 2018