Modern Slavery Act 2015
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and constitutes MHM Health Consultancy Ltd slavery and human trafficking statement for the financial year ending 31 July 2018.
Founded in 2006, MHM Health Consultancy Ltd is a healthcare consulting company based in London in the UK. We provide data, market and health informatics, access skills, knowledge and expertise to the hospitals, care homes, Urgent care, Out of Hours, pharmaceutical, device industries and social care. We help our clients to identify, understand and overcome the wide-ranging challenges that emerge throughout the life-cycle of their products and services. With a strong combination of public sector, industry and consulting experience we are able to deliver genuine insights across multiple stakeholder perspectives ensuring that our clients get the highest quality education, training, research and the know-how to make it count.
MHM Health Consultancy Ltd will not tolerate modern slavery or human trafficking in its supply chains or in any part of its business. It has employment policies and codes of conduct in place which has relevance to how this issue is addressed within its business by members of its staff. In light of the obligation to report on measures that seek to ensure that all parts of the MHM Health Consultancy Ltd business and supply chain are slavery free and we have reviewed its workplace policies and procedures to assess their effectiveness in identifying and tackling modern slavery issues. These reinforce MHM Health Consultancy Ltd commitment to acting ethically and with integrity in all its business relationships and to implementing and enforcing effective systems and controls to ensure slavery and human trafficking is not taking place.
Our supply chains
MHM Health Consultancy Ltd supply chains are generally captured within the following categories:
- Information Systems, including hardware, software and services
- HR and Professional Services
- Marketing, Print, Stationery and Travel
The sub-categories that carry a raised risk in terms of slavery and human trafficking have been assessed as:
- Personal computers, laptops and multi-functional devices
- Audio Visual (AV) equipment and products
- Laboratory supplies
- Work wear clothing
- Office supplies/stationery
A wide range of products are procured across all of these sub-categories, however they are contracted within the UK. Supporting Actions Completed in 2018:
1. Development of Modern Slavery Information Materials for independent advisors
- Information materials have now been developed and are being used to raise general awareness across the MHM Health Consultancy Ltd website
2. NETpositive Supplier Engagement Tool (SET)
MHM Health Consultancy Ltd continues to promote the use of the NETpositive Supplier Engagement Tool (SET), a database system which collects information from suppliers on sustainability issues, including Modern Slavery and Human Trafficking.
Supply chain policies
The latest update of the Procurement Policy includes reference to the prevention of Slavery and Human Trafficking in the supply chain. The Supplier Code of Conduct expected of all MHM Health Consultancy Ltd suppliers requires compliance with Modern Slavery legislation, as does the updated Sustainable Procurement Policy. In addition, standard contract terms and conditions and tender documents have been amended to reinforce this requirement. MHM Health Consultancy Ltd promotes visibility of how to report any concerns about potential modern slavery abuses in two ways:
- Internally via the MHM Health Consultancy Ltd Whistle-blowing Policy to enable a confidential and comprehensive investigation to be undertaken; and/or
- Externally to the anonymous National Reporting Line at 0800 0121700, so that anyc
- oncerns can be included in wider investigations by the relevant authorities into suspected abuses at a regional and national level.
MHM Health Consultancy Ltd expects that all suppliers and contractors in its supply chain will comply with its values.