MODERN SLAVERY ACT 2015 STATEMENT


This statement applies to Thomsons Online Benefits Limited (Thomsons) in respect of the financial year ending 31 December 2017.

Thomsons is part of the Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc. (MMC) group which is a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in risk, strategy and people.  The MMC group has approximately 60,000 employees worldwide and approximately 8,200 employees in the United Kingdom.

Thomsons commits at all times to conducting business in a responsible way and to operate under MMC's longstanding 'The Greater Good' Code of Conduct.

Thomsons has implemented a Modern Slavery Policy confirming that any form of slavery or human trafficking within its supply chain will not be tolerated and setting out the processes in place to address this issue. The key components of those processes are described here.  Thomsons is committed to taking steps to monitor any potential risks within its supply chain. 

In addition to supplier assessment processes, Thomsons has implemented an annual modern slavery questionnaire programme.  The issuing of the questionnaire is risk focused and requires selected suppliers to report on what steps they are taking regarding the risk of modern slavery within their own supply chain which will allow Thomsons to better assess potential risks of modern slavery in its supply chain.  

Further, and to augment the sourcing and procurement process, Thomsons has amended its existing standard terms and conditions and contracting agreements to introduce a specific requirement for compliance with modern slavery legislation.

Thomsons Modern Slavery Policy has been rolled out to all staff, and includes information on who staff should contact if they do have any concerns.  Thomsons’ people in the UK and globally will be encouraged to report any concerns or suspicions regarding the presence of modern slavery within the supply chain.

This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and has been approved by the Board of the Company

 

Stephen Read,

Chief Executive Officer, Thomsons Online Benefits Limited