A.T. Kearney maintains a longstanding commitment to respecting human rights, and we remain committed to continually improving our practices. We welcome the transparency that the Modern Slavery Act encourages to combat slavery and human trafficking.
Organization’s Structure and Business
A.T. Kearney is a leading global management consulting firm that focuses on strategic and operational CEO Agenda issues facing businesses, governments and institutions around the globe.
Our supply chain in the UK involves contractors (including the use of contingent labor and other service providers), professional advisory services, offices supplies and real estate, travel service providers, and IT and telecom equipment. A.T. Kearney UK also receives services from other members of the A.T. Kearney global group.
Our Commitment to Human Rights
A.T. Kearney is committed to ensuring there is absolutely no modern slavery or human trafficking occurring in our supply chains, or indeed any part of our business. Our internal policies reflect our commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all our business relationships.
We expect our partners and employees to uphold the firm’s core values of excellence, integrity, social responsibility, and essential rightness. To this end, all of our employees must certify each year to our Code of Conduct, which sets forth that all are personally responsible to exemplify the firm’s core values and behave in a manner that is ethical, lawful, and professional. In addition, we have a high profile Ombuds program, and actively encourage employees to raise any behaviors or activities they believe to be unlawful or unethical in any part of our business or operations.
Through our social impact efforts, we are committed to assisting organizations outside of our own firm that promote human rights and actively work against modern slavery and human trafficking. We actively collaborate with diverse organizations, including non-profits, businesses and government, that work to address these issues. Examples of our client engagements and pro bono projects include institutionalizing fair trade practices across supply chains and driving transparency and empowerment for the millions working in the informal economy.
Supplier Adherence to Our Values
A.T. Kearney will not tolerate any slavery or human trafficking in its business or supply chain. In order to achieve our zero tolerance goals, we intend to roll out a program of due diligence and auditing that will initially profile our top five categories of procurement spend.
Further, we now require those key suppliers to commit contractually: 1) not to allow or procure any slavery or human trafficking in their organizations and supply chains; and 2) to maintain adequate records to allow A.T. Kearney to monitor their performance against our contracts, values, and standards.
A.T. Kearney is committed to review the effectiveness of the steps already taken, including the continued rollout of our ‘supplier representations’ and targetted increased awareness trainings of the procurement teams to ensure that there is no slavery or human trafficking in any form in our organization and in our supply chain.
We will continue to periodically assess the issues of slavery and human trafficking within our organization.
Managing Director, A.T. Kearney Limited.