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Statement Concerning Modern Slavery Act
12 October 2017

The foundation values of Jones Day include Integrity, both individually and institutionally, and a sense of Personal Accountability, for every decision, judgment and action on behalf of the Firm. Within the Jones Day partnership in the United Kingdom, that includes taking steps to ensure that we combat the risk of modern slavery practices in our supply chains.

As a provider of legal services, our business has relatively straight-forward and low risk supply chains.

Our view is that the key risks in terms of suppliers are in relation to the London office premises, human resources and when we instruct third party suppliers to carry out work relating to our clients from the London office.

The main way we manage our supply chain risk is to deal with significant and reputable suppliers, many of whom are also subject to the MSA 2015.

When dealing with a new supplier, we may ask them to confirm what steps they take to ensure that their own supply chains are slavery free and/or may require them to provide us with copies of their own policies and procedures for review. Where we assess a supplier could be higher risk for supply chain issues, we may carry out additional diligence or impose additional contractual requirements on that supplier to ensure that any supply of services to us should be slavery free.

We have put a policy in place to assist our relevant personnel in identifying potential supply chain issues and we provide training on this policy and on the risk our business faces from modern slavery in its supply chains.

This policy statement concerning slavery and human trafficking is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes our statement for the financial year ending April 2017.

Lee Coffey, Jones Day Partner, London
Lee Coffey
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London, EC4Y 0DJ
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