This statement is made pursuant to section 54 of the Modern Slavery Act 2015. It constitutes the slavery and human trafficking statement for Darwin Technologies Limited and the Benefit Express Limited (together “Darwin”, or “Darwin Group”) in respect of the financial year ending 31 December 2019.
Darwin is a SaaS (Software as a Service) provider of global employee benefits and employee engagement software. The Darwin Group is a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of Mercer Limited (‘Mercer’), part of the Mercer global consulting business, a leader in advancing health, wealth and career. Mercer Limited is a wholly owned subsidiary of Marsh & McLennan Companies (‘the MMC Group’).
The MMC Group is a global professional services firm offering clients advice and solutions in risk, strategy and people. The MMC Group has approximately 75,000 employees worldwide and approximately 13,380 employees in the United Kingdom.
Our Supply Chain
As a SaaS provider, Darwin does not operate in an industry where modern slavery is prevalent but nevertheless is committed to taking steps to uncover any potential risks within its supply chain.
Darwin’s Risk and Compliance function is responsible for ensuring that its supply chain complies with applicable modern slavery legislation.
Darwin has various policies in place which aim to minimise the risk of modern slavery or human trafficking, and encourages reporting of any related concerns, including:-
Darwin includes a requirement for compliance with modern slavery legislation in its standard terms and conditions and contracting agreements with suppliers.
Darwin's Modern Slavery Policy has been rolled out to all staff, and incorporated into induction training. It includes information on who staff should contact if they have any concerns. Employees are encouraged to report any concerns or suspicions regarding the presence of modern slavery within the supply chain.
Darwin recognises that tackling modern slavery requires a continuing year-on-year commitment and will continue to undertake due diligence in our supply chain and review and improve procedures to help identify and prevent the risk of modern slavery or human trafficking occurring. Darwin recognises the importance of continuing this work during the Covid-19 pandemic and will seek to adapt its activities and priorities as required.
This statement is made pursuant to section 54(1) of the Modern Slavery Act 2015 and has been approved by the Board of Darwin Group on 11 June 2020.
Chief Executive Officer, Darwin Technologies Limited